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Old 07-14-2013, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Most annoying:
Boston
New York/New Jersey accents
California

 
Old 07-17-2013, 04:54 PM
 
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Most annoying:
Boston
New York/New Jersey accents
California
I agree with the first three, I'm apologize to anyone from there, but a New York, New Jersey or Boston accent sounds grating to me. I also dislike very upper midwest accents, like a North Dakota accent.

I don't understand the California though, I grew up in MI, then moved to southern CA for 12 years. Outside of the affected valley girl speak, most accents in CA tend to sound like the typical "midwest newscaster" accent that comes from Ohio. Coming from MI I sounded like most in CA, and coming back no one noticed any change in my accent.

I love a subtle to moderate southern accent, I could listen to that all day, it tends to sound better on women though. I don't love it as much when it gets very thick.
 
Old 07-17-2013, 04:56 PM
 
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Southern.
 
Old 07-17-2013, 05:01 PM
 
Location: West Palm Beach
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The exaggerated NY/NJ accent (esp. when spoken by women) is quite jarring and obnoxious to one's ears
 
Old 07-17-2013, 07:07 PM
 
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Any regional accent that is extreme.
I am from NJ and strong NJ/NY type accents irritate me.
Syrupy sweet southern accents want to make me vomit.
Strong Midwestern accents are like nails on a chalkboard.

But, mild accents from any of these places are just fine.
 
Old 07-20-2013, 01:18 PM
 
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i can't stand that one either, but the people i knew that said it were either from the midwest or just had parents from the midwest. the other one that gets me is the NJ/NY habit of saying "uman" instead of "human". the dropped h comes up in all those words.
Where in NY do they say that? I've lived all over NY and I've never heard that.
 
Old 07-20-2013, 01:20 PM
 
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My mother and grandmother add an extra 'r' in wash. So it sounds like warsh of Warshington DC. Is there any area of the country known for that?
I hate that!!
 
Old 07-20-2013, 01:22 PM
 
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I'm from upstate NY, Now living in TN. When I first moved here they couldn't understand me and I had a hard time understanding some people. Words like fire sound like fir. Oil sounds like ol. When I visit NY,they tell me I have a southern accent. So certain words annoy me. Some phases, also. I say "turn off the light" some people here say "switch the light off" or "get you a cup of milk" instead of "get yourself a cup of milk" An accent that really annoys me is Long Island.
They are beautiful accents actually and provide a lot of character. Also it's nice when I go on vacation I don't have a million people asking me where I am from- one word out of my mouth and they already know. Best accents.
 
Old 07-20-2013, 01:25 PM
 
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Why does everyone hate on the NJ accent? I find it only annoying among the older generations.
Poor NJ gets picked on all the time. Everyone hates NJ lol. I feel bad for it. It's not that bad actually. It's not NY or anything but it holds its own
 
Old 07-20-2013, 01:30 PM
 
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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.
Oy this was hard to listen to.
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