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Old 08-08-2012, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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No its this show.


Cupcake Wars - YouTube

That boys accent is so annoying. AT 0.16 he says prisintation. : @@ LOL
The host? He's from St. Louis, Missouri, not New Jersey.

 
Old 08-09-2012, 12:22 AM
 
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^ Yeah, that's just a generic Northern accent.


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That boys accent is so annoying. AT 0.16 he says prisintation. : @@ LOL
A lot of Americans in different regions pronounce it that way. I hear both "prezentation" and "preezentation" where I live. It's not really regional.
 
Old 08-09-2012, 12:59 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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I've noticed that about americans. Where I live everybody says all the words the same but in America there's two pronounciations for everything. Like for aunt there's about three.

Btw I didn't say he had a nj accent I said he had an annoying accent. And if that's the st louis accent then I agree with the people who say it's annoying.
 
Old 08-09-2012, 02:35 AM
 
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^ That's not the St. Louis accent, that one is mostly spoken by older folks. The guy in the video has the Northern Cities Vowel Shift. That's why I said he has a generic Northern accent. He doesn't have an accent that's particular to a city, but you know that he's from the Northern half of the Eastern US.
 
Old 08-09-2012, 04:22 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Well he obviously has a St louis accent to some degree if he was born there. Isn't St louis a Midwestern/southern city anyway?
 
Old 08-09-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Come to think of it, we all butcher the English language pretty well, don't we?
 
Old 08-09-2012, 11:49 AM
 
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Well he obviously has a St louis accent to some degree if he was born there. Isn't St louis a Midwestern/southern city anyway?
Lots of people in cities don't have an accent that's specific to that city, they just have the general accent of that region. I can't listen to his accent and know that he's specifically from St. Louis. There are people in New Jersey, Chicago, New York and Ohio who talk like that.

And St. Louis is in the Midwest, but it's the Southernmost extension of the Northern Cities Vowel Shift. So the accent is far from Southern, even though St. Louis is close to the South. St. Louis' old accent is Midwestern, without the NCVS influence
 
Old 08-09-2012, 04:33 PM
 
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No its this show.


Cupcake Wars - YouTube

That boys accent is so annoying. AT 0.16 he says prisintation. : @@ LOL
That's a hybrid Appalachia/Yooper/Canadian accent (Northern Cities Vowel Shift), not a New Jersey Accent.

Jay-Z has a strong New Jersey Accent, Judge Judy has a strong Brooklyn accent (they sound similar to me).
 
Old 08-09-2012, 04:44 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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Well he obviously has a St louis accent to some degree if he was born there. Isn't St louis a Midwestern/southern city anyway?
He doesn't necessarily have to have the St. Louis accent if he's born there. The St. Louis accent seems to be non-existant among younger speakers. Accents are constantly in change in areas that have a decent amount of immigration.

St. Louis is solidly midwestern. It is about 120 miles north of the beginning of the south.
 
Old 08-09-2012, 06:17 PM
 
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Definately Boston. The problem with Boston accents is that unlike New York, they sound normal 80 percent of the time and then out of nowhere a vowel will come out and smack you right across the face
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