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Old 02-18-2015, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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All Californians don't sound the same.
One thing I've noticed in Southern California (and here in Denver) is that, at least among white native people, the lower class/working class people don't really have an accent different from educated people. Anywhere east of Colorado and that's not the case.
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:21 AM
 
Location: USA
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^ don't some southern Californians talk country too?
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Old 02-18-2015, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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^ don't some southern Californians talk country too?
Not that I've ever heard. There really isn't much "country" in SoCal. Once you're outside of the L.A. Basin or east of San Diego, it's desert, and not many people live there.
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Old 02-18-2015, 10:41 AM
 
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I have heard a lot of people from Northern to Southern California that have a little twang in their slang, and then you have all the migos, so that gives some of the accents a little dash of Mexican on top of that. The white people don't talk like that tho, because they have their own way of speaking.
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Old 02-18-2015, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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You must have moved to Wisconsin? You had me saying MN until you got to "bubbler"

What do other areas say instead of "budge"
Thinking the same thing - I would bet money on Wisconsin due to bubbler," though "budge" I don't know about...
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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^ don't some southern Californians talk country too?
I watched a documentary recently and one of the guys was born and raised in San Diego, and if I didn't know he was from SoCal, I would have thought he was a Southerner by the way he talked.
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:30 PM
 
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Not that I've ever heard. There really isn't much "country" in SoCal. Once you're outside of the L.A. Basin or east of San Diego, it's desert, and not many people live there.
Places like Victorville would probably fall into that category, don't you think?
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:21 PM
 
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Yes, bubbler = Wisconsin
I had never heard the phrase "budge in line" until my kid went to preschool here. I grew up in New England, where we called it "cutting in line". Her teacher grew up in MN, so she might be picking up some Minnesota-based wording/accent, too.
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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We said "budge in line", "butt in line" or "bust in line" in Philly haha.
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:41 PM
 
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yes. i was born after 1990. i live in new jersey and people tell me i have a strong accent. in fact, people in NJ tell me i sound like im from staten island or brooklyn. and i've lived in NJ all my life...
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