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Old 01-12-2012, 09:06 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I find it hard to believe that a Californian wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a Washington DC accent and a Boston accent.
why? can you tell the difference between all the southern accents? I certainly can't.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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why? can you tell the difference between all the southern accents? I certainly can't.
No, but the New Orleans and Texas accents stand out to me among the southern accents. As for the Northeast, where else in America can you find so many different accents in such a small region. IMO out of all the regions in the U.S. the northeast shows the widest range of accents. Almost every major city in the northeast has its own dialect. That why I find it hard to believe that even someone from California can say a Washington DC accent and Boston accent sound the same.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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You wont mistake the Cajun accent for ANYTHING else.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:13 PM
 
Location: NJ
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No, but the New Orleans and Texas accents stand out to me among the southern accents. As for the Northeast, where else in America can you find so many different accents in such a small region. IMO out of all the regions in the U.S. the northeast shows the widest range of accents. Almost every major city in the northeast has its own dialect. That why I find it hard to believe that even someone from California can say a Washington DC accent and Boston accent sound the same.
they're not around it! yikes! you and i can tell the difference from a mile away but to someone who doesn't live here I can believe it all sounds the same. my sister in law for instance can tell the difference between someone in OK and TX (and the variations of each state) but to me they all sound the same. the NE is no different!
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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they're not around it! yikes! you and i can tell the difference from a mile away but to someone who doesn't live here I can believe it all sounds the same. my sister in law for instance can tell the difference between someone in OK and TX (and the variations of each state) but to me they all sound the same. the NE is no different!
Well to each his own.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:05 PM
 
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texas is more of a midwestern accent
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:59 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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texas is more of a midwestern accent
Absolutely not.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:52 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Absolutely not.
Exactly.

I'm guessing that person is from the West Coast. They must not teach geography/history out there because I've heard some from the West (the true West like Cali/Oregon/Washington) lump Texas, and Oklahoma, and Arkansas in the Midwest. I was watching that silly hollywood show TMZ the other night and one of the reporters on there (obviously from Los Angeles) referred to Mississippi as the Midwest!

So off base. I think they just see these states in the middle of the country and just immediately call it the Midwest. That is strange and divergent from the other places I've lived where the locals in the Northeast and the true Midwest (Indiana/Ohio, Kansas/Nebraska/Iowa, etc.) viewed Texas (where I lived a long time) and my homestate of Oklahoma decidedly more Southern in cultural semblances.
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:52 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Exactly.

I'm guessing that person is from the West Coast. They must not teach geography/history out there because I've heard some from the West (the true West like Cali/Oregon/Washington) lump Texas, and Oklahoma, and Arkansas in the Midwest. I was watching that silly hollywood show TMZ the other night and one of the reporters on there (obviously from Los Angeles) referred to Mississippi as the Midwest!

So off base. I think they just see these states in the middle of the country and just immediately call it the Midwest. That is strange and divergent from the other places I've lived where the locals in the Northeast and the true Midwest (Indiana/Ohio, Kansas/Nebraska/Iowa, etc.) viewed Texas (where I lived a long time) and my homestate of Oklahoma decidedly more Southern in cultural semblances.
TMZ is everything that's wrong with society, lumped into one television show.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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The non-Italian Philly accent is extremely similar to the Baltimore accent, and the Italian Philly accent is hard to distinguish from a NY accent, for me.
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