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Old 07-20-2013, 01:51 PM
 
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Interesting.

And I bet you don't say "cawfee" or "tawk", as I do!
nope can't say that I do. Coffee is neutral and talk is "Taahk"

 
Old 07-20-2013, 02:03 PM
 
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I don't think there is an accent that bothers me too much, with the exception of some southern accents. I'm not talking about the Southern draw in Texas and Oklahoma or even the accent in LA, AL, or MS...I mean the accent where you have no idea what on earth the person is saying to you. It is like words some out in one long string of mush.
 
Old 07-20-2013, 09:53 PM
 
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I don't know why but many people make fun of the Indian accent and sounds very funny and annoying. Also many people in Indian who try to get American accent have hard time .

After listing to some Indian accent vs American accent I think it may be not how they say the word but that Indian accent has no drawl and vowels are not stressed and words seem very short . After listing to more of Indian accent it sounds like they are mumbling because of the words are pronounced much shorter.

I get many comments from people how North American English the pronunciation of words are very drawly and some places in Canada and US word raising moderation that sounds like the speaker is asking question or surprised.
 
Old 07-20-2013, 10:05 PM
 
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Oy this was hard to listen to.
About the only annoying accent is in south west part of the US known has flat accent .Normally they talk very fast , flat and short where some times it sounds like they are mumbling.

If you listen to 911 calls even in emergency they speak very flat and soft.

When compare Boston , Chicago or New York it is way more drawly and word raising.And sounds they are shouting on the phone to 911 call taker .
 
Old 07-21-2013, 08:12 AM
 
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Boston takes the cake. I actually have a hard time understanding it if it's really strong. Followed by NY/NJ. A heavy southern accent is grating as well.
 
Old 07-21-2013, 11:27 AM
 
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Where in NY do they say that? I've lived all over NY and I've never heard that.
They don't say it that way in NJ, but I knew a woman from Manhattan (Inwood) who used to say "Yooge" for "Huge" and it drove me nuts. I don't hear that from most New Yorkers, though. She was sort of that old-time rough Irish stereotype--her father worked on the docks and tended bar and where she lived there was a bar on every corner.
 
Old 07-28-2013, 05:51 PM
 
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Never understand why some people speak very nasal. May be it some kind of physical problem.
 
Old 07-28-2013, 07:51 PM
 
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^ the nose and the mouth are closer than you think in relation to one other. You know when you close your nose and your voice sounds weird? It's because your open nose is needed to talk. It is another hole in which the air escapes when you talk. I would assume the nasal sound is caused from tight airways of the nose.

But my vote is the Boston accent, by far.
 
Old 07-28-2013, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Shawnee, KS
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I can't stand Boston accents, Northeastern accents in general. No offense to you northeasterners here though
 
Old 07-28-2013, 08:20 PM
 
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Lower Midwest accents annoy me greatly.
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