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Old 10-07-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Don't even get me started on the media's portrayal of accents--they're almost never accurate.
Nothing I hate worse than a fake Southern accent. I love the movie 'Steel Magnolias', but I have to laugh when I hear Julia Roberts say "Mamaaaah, they put rubahs on my car", LOL.

The only one that even sound remotely Southern in that movie is Dolly Parton, and that's because she was the only Southerner in it.
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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There are slight southern accents in the very rural areas of NY's Catskill and Taconic Mountains. Some of the locals make west virginia hillbillies look sophisticated.
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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At one time there was a rather large community of people in rural Washington State from North Carolina. When I was a kid in the 50s and 60s it was not uncommon to still hear people with a Southern accent in an area northeast of Seattle.

Today most of that generation is gone...however there is still a strong connection between the area and North Carolina.

Washington Tar Heels Celebrate N.C. Roots (http://www.thesylvaherald.com/2006/090706/html/ruralite_cafe.html - broken link)

An Appalachian Migration
(http://www.smokymountainnews.com/issues/03_04/03_24_04/fr_app_migration.html - broken link)
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Nothing I hate worse than a fake Southern accent. I love the movie 'Steel Magnolias', but I have to laugh when I hear Julia Roberts say "Mamaaaah, they put rubahs on my car", LOL.

The only one that even sound remotely Southern in that movie is Dolly Parton, and that's because she was the only Southerner in it.
Julia Roberts is from Georgia.
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:20 PM
 
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At one time there was a rather large community of people in rural Washington State from North Carolina. When I was a kid in the 50s and 60s it was not uncommon to still hear people with a Southern accent in an area northeast of Seattle.

Today most of that generation is gone...however there is still a strong connection between the area and North Carolina.

Washington Tar Heels Celebrate N.C. Roots (http://www.thesylvaherald.com/2006/090706/html/ruralite_cafe.html - broken link)

An Appalachian Migration
(http://www.smokymountainnews.com/issues/03_04/03_24_04/fr_app_migration.html - broken link)
I've got a hunch that Edward R. Murrow of CBS fame was part of this migration...
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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I've got a hunch that Edward R. Murrow of CBS fame was part of this migration...
Indeed he was!
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:47 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Nothing I hate worse than a fake Southern accent. I love the movie 'Steel Magnolias', but I have to laugh when I hear Julia Roberts say "Mamaaaah, they put rubahs on my car", LOL.

The only one that even sound remotely Southern in that movie is Dolly Parton, and that's because she was the only Southerner in it.
Yep.

The Gone With The Wind hyperbole gets really old. Oh Hollywood....how you miss the mark so often.
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Southern accents aren't commonly heard around here, but when you get into New Mexico you start hearing more thicker Texan-ish accents when you get to places like Las Cruces, Ruidoso, Roswell, Hobbs, etc.
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:36 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Julia Roberts is from Georgia.
But her accent sure ain't! It's pure Hollywood.
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Here&There
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You can even find some southern-ish accents here in inland CA that aren't transplants.
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