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Old 07-06-2012, 02:30 AM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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I heard that TV actually has no effect on the way people speak, because our brains process recorded speech differently from real live speech. I would generally believe this to be true, no matter how much Monty Python I watch, I am pretty sure I will never have an English accent, though it might be easier for me to imitate it.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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I know people who fake the NY/NJ accent after they started watching Jersey Shore.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:46 PM
 
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it's the way you grew up and your surroundings.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Originally Posted by brockp0084 View Post
it's the way you grew up and your surroundings.
I agree with this too. My parents both don't have much of a NY accent like I do, but mine is a lot thicker because I spent more time with my aunts and uncles growing up who were directly from Brooklyn and lived there.
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