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Old 12-31-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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It's California. That's where the celebs are based, after all. Any resemblance to Midwestern speech is likely to be intentional and calculated. And any match with a particular place, say Omaha or Iowa, is little more than a random accident.

The California accent is taking over, with the exception of its caught-cot merger--there seems to be a lot of resistance to that one feature.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Springfield and brookline MA
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Interior New England has a mostly generic American accent.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:08 PM
 
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Interior New England has a mostly generic American accent.
True: Connecticut sounds "neutral" and Vermont actually sounds kind of Californian. Not sure why.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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The accent used on television is the Californian accent. Most actors unless they are trying to sound authentic to the area(Like Southern or NYC) use Californian accents.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:57 AM
 
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I'm not sure what the OP means, I hear all kinds of accents on TV.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:59 AM
 
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The accent used on television is the Californian accent. Most actors unless they are trying to sound authentic to the area(Like Southern or NYC) use Californian accents.
That's the most common accent I hear on television (what I call the surfer dude accent).

That's likely because the entertainment industry is based in California.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:23 AM
 
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The West or Midwest
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:41 AM
 
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It's actually the 413 accent, i.e. Western Massachusetts. This is what is considered by people who do TV casting to be the most neutral accent.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:51 PM
 
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anyone watched the show True Blood? where would i hear that accent? in the south somewhere obviously?
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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I would probably say Colorado/Nebraska, especially since there's a school in Nebraska that teaches how to speak perfect American English.
I would not say California since most people here born after 1970 have some variant of the Valley Girl or Surfer type accents, and most older natives have a slight Midwestern twang.
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