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Old 09-01-2012, 06:47 PM
 
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nothing worse than a southern accent to my ears.
Statements like this are usually referring to the exaggerated hollywood southern accent, not the real thing. In reality they are normally not the stereotype.

 
Old 09-01-2012, 09:41 PM
 
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Statements like this are usually referring to the exaggerated hollywood southern accent, not the real thing. In reality they are normally not the stereotype.
no I'm referring to people I have met in real life, fortunately Houston doesn't have a lot of very thick accents
 
Old 09-01-2012, 09:46 PM
 
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Statements like this are usually referring to the exaggerated hollywood southern accent, not the real thing. In reality they are normally not the stereotype.
I have heard nice, soft southern accents on educated people. It is not annoying at all. There's also a harsh, ignorant southern accent that's nearly impossible to understand, and I think that's what people are referring to. And of course the southern accent can vary throughout the southern states.
 
Old 09-01-2012, 09:52 PM
 
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I have heard nice, soft southern accents on educated people. It is not annoying at all. There's also a harsh, ignorant southern accent that's nearly impossible to understand, and I think that's what people are referring to. And of course the southern accent can vary throughout the southern states.
Exactly...too many people speak of the southern accent as if it's all the same across the board.
 
Old 09-01-2012, 10:41 PM
 
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Ha. What about Spanglish, where the people seem to be caught between English and Spanish and can't speak either one well? I guess that's not really considered an accent.

But I do notice some mildly annoying accent-type misses in people who were born here but raised by Spanish-speaking parents. Leaving out letters in words is one--a common example is saying "Aministration" for "Administration".
 
Old 09-02-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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nothing worse than a southern accent to my ears.
I know what you mean, chicago accents do it for me.
 
Old 09-09-2012, 06:06 PM
 
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A give away of the accent in Canada is they say eh that people in US do not say .

Also the way people in Canada say the words about , lot , out and cot is a give away.
 
Old 09-09-2012, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Rural Minnesota accent is extremely annoying to me. The way they say the word Bag is like nails on a chalkboard "Baayyg." And their long round O's on top of a northern vowel shift is just very annoying to me. I have fun entertaining my Cleveland friends with the accent that I picked up living there. OOOhhh Yaaaahhhh, you betcha.
 
Old 09-10-2012, 04:50 AM
 
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Love the coastal Northeastern accents. Come on. They're entertaining.

Ditto for Southern accents. However, I sometimes focus on the inflection, and forget what they are saying.

To me, the worst are in a belt - the working-class Chicago accent with the elongated nasal "aah" sound, some of that in Michigan, too, and, surprisingly, the overdone nasal western NY state accent.

On this YouTube, listen to "we went back again" and "phenomenal." Very Chicago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=YXDX3SifmJ4
 
Old 09-10-2012, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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and, surprisingly, the overdone nasal western NY state accent.
I freakin' hate the western NY accent. They might as well secede and become part of Michigan or whatever midwestern states are out that way. At the company I work at now, there's a woman from Rochester who sits behind me all throughout the day and we're the only NYers in the firm and it's ironic that we can't stand each other's accents. We really don't get along, but I find that in most NYers who transplant to other places.
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