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Old 09-14-2012, 07:50 AM
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Originally Posted by sweat209 View Post
Also where is Rochester ? There is Rochester in almost every state Rochester - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

From what I understand there not much of any accent in Alabama at all now .And place like Huntsville or Birmingham-Hoover you find no accent .There no southern drawl in Alabama and they talk faster in Alabama .

Even places like South Carolina don't have much of a accent .
Since the poster mentions Upstate New York, I would guess it's THAT one. Besides, I don't think there's another Rochester as well-known as the city in New York. Eastman Kodak and all that.

I do get a little confused myself when someone mentions Portland. I'm usually thinking Maine and more often then not, the reference is to Oregon.

Old 09-14-2012, 09:48 AM
Location: USA
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rednecks..they try to deny their black
influences too much.
Old 09-14-2012, 11:23 AM
Location: West Tennessee
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Originally Posted by 11KAP View Post
rednecks..they try to deny their black
influences too much.
lmao. You do realize that really the only rural dialect influenced by blacks would be the lowland south right? And yet there are rednecks all over this country. A redneck in Minnesota doesn't have any black influence in his speech, neither does a redneck from Wyoming or New York or Maine or eastern Tennessee.
Old 09-14-2012, 01:13 PM
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:35 PM
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The southern Californian valley girl accent is up there, but the one to take the cake is definitely the inner city/ghetto accent, the language of Shakespeare and T.S. Elliot reduced to monosyllabic grunts.
Old 09-14-2012, 05:34 PM
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I believe the Wisconsin accent is so pleasant. I don't hate any accent because all people are different and have different customs and cultures, so they come from different areas and talk differently.

As for Valley, that's pretty much my accent, Valley AND Wisconsin mixed together. Nasaly Valley, with a pinch of Brooklyn NY, too.

As for why people think Valley is SO annoying, I like DON'T get it at all. I just wish ALL people could just be HAPPY with the kind of accent they're given. Maybe THAT way we can ALL get along together.

note I capitalized the words I stress the most in my previous paragraph.

So what do you think about the Wisconsin Accent?

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Old 09-14-2012, 06:54 PM
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Originally Posted by BTA88 View Post
Funny thing, ain't it?
Yeah but I can kinda understand it. I know some people with heavy LI accents that I can't even understand, and I have a mild Brooklyn accent with a New England twist (imagine that one). The Brooklyn accent doesn't really seem that bad to me and I can see it being slightly less annoying than the LI accent but only by a hair.

Originally Posted by I'minformed2 View Post
I was born and raised in Rochester, moved to NC for 13 years, and have now been back in Rochester for 5 years. Growing up I NEVER thought I had an accent. I thought Upstate NY was where people had no accents. Boy did I realize I was wrong after a few years down south. When I would come back and visit...I realized how nasaly everyone sounded! Now that we have moved back....my kids, who mostly grew up in NC (except for the youngest) sound fairly neutral, and my wife and I did too for a while...but now we are right back to our Raaaaaah'chstr accents trying to buy some Paahp eee'yund haahts at Wegmans...where they will put them in a paaay'pr or pleeay-stik "bayg" (bag rhymes with vague...not kidding).

Call it bias...but I find the Raah'chster accent (and the general great lakes accents which are closely related to it) charming. I also enjoy the central peidmont Carolina accent that most native NC'ians had when we lived down there...but NOT the Eastern NC accent!
They'd be charming is grating and charming were synonyms.
Old 09-15-2012, 09:48 AM
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Utica, NY sounds very much like a Chicago accent.

Very nasally

says "youse"

"d" instead of "th" (ie: dat instead of that)

"wit" instead of "with"

"tru" instread of "through"
Old 09-15-2012, 03:25 PM
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Hahahahahahahahahaha that video is absolutely hilarious.
Old 09-15-2012, 08:02 PM
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That no where has nasally accent has this one

Fried Green Tomatoes (3/10) Movie CLIP - The Best Birthday (1991) HD - YouTube

No idea what state this accent is in.

Sound some where in the deep south.
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