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Old 07-30-2012, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I don't like the Jersey accents,I have a southern accent and everyone at work says they like it...Hope they are not just sayin that.lol I love the New Orleans accent the best I think.!

 
Old 07-31-2012, 02:23 AM
 
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i can't stand the southern ones. I live in the south and I have lived here all my life, but no matter what, I just can't stand it. Any other accent is just fine by me...
 
Old 07-31-2012, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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My friend has a NY/Boston Hybrid accent..... Just horrible. The absolute worse.
Then you wouldn't like my accent lol.

To snowchaser - they're just saying that.
 
Old 07-31-2012, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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the Dakotas, Iowa and Wisconsin accents all sound weird and annoying to me.
 
Old 07-31-2012, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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the Dakotas, Iowa and Wisconsin accents all sound weird and annoying to me.

Iowa Accent Talk - YouTube

Yeah, she sounds like a bit of an air head and she talks so freakin' slow. Looks like I'll never go to Iowa.
 
Old 07-31-2012, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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There are differences, but the biggest differences are between black people from each city. In philly, "down there" sounds like "down ear", in Baltimore it sounds like "down air."
Black American regional dialects are a whole different animal. America is pretty unique in the degree of segregation of black and white dialects. When I talk about mid-Atlantic dialects, I'm just talking about the white dialects. I haven't read to much about the other ones.
 
Old 07-31-2012, 03:00 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I love southern accents from a women but not so much from a guy.
 
Old 07-31-2012, 03:47 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore accent tag

Accent Tag- Baltimore, Maryland, United States - YouTube
 
Old 07-31-2012, 05:21 PM
 
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I know someone who grew up in/near Appalachia (Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia) and her accent gets a bit irritating to my Northern Californian ears (LOL!)
 
Old 07-31-2012, 07:31 PM
 
Location: PG County, MD
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When I drove down to ocean city a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that people on the eastern shore didn't have much of an accent at all. I also talked to people born and raised on OC that didn't have an accent.
I think Southern Maryland's got more of an accent than the Eastern Shore. Even up to southern Anne Arundel has an accent. For the eastern shore I just have to judge by information from my linguist friends, as I don't spend much time there, but Southern Maryland I can confirm has a definite Virginian-y accent.

I've noticed in southern Maryland though, people will talk a lot different between people they know and people they don't know. When I talk to my friends or folks at church, they have much more of an accent than if they were talking to someone they had never met, in which case they somehow drop a lot of the accent. I apparently do it too.

It could be that the Eastern Shore drops their accent around non-locals, or they might just not have a distinctive one.
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