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Old 12-19-2012, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Do you hate your accent sometimes?
No.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Just blows.
I say embrace it. It's who you are. I have a weird accent myself. I tried to "correct" it, but that just made things worse. Whereas my accent was traceable to my native region before, now it's just a mess and people don't ask what state I'm from anymore, they ask what country!
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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I say embrace it. It's who you are. I have a weird accent myself. I tried to "correct" it, but that just made things worse. Whereas my accent was traceable to my native region before, now it's just a mess and people don't ask what state I'm from anymore, they ask what country!
Lol. I'm guessing it's a Jersey accent?
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I just took this accent test on YouTube and recorded my voice on my iPhone. Turns out I have a slight southern accent, especially when I say the words, "caramel", "coupon", and "caught". So yes, I like my accent. However, when I said the word wash, it sounded a little bit like "warsh".


Accent Tag: Florida Style - YouTube


A lot of people here in my southern FL town say the days of the week in "dee" instead of "day". For instance, "Mon-dee", "Toos-dee", "Wens-dee" and so. Coffee sound like, cawfee, and "cup of" sounds like "cuppa". "Suger" sounds like "suga".People here do say, "y'all", and people usually don't say the "g" at the end of "ing" words. Example: nothin' or somethin' etc.

Women tend to call other people, "suga", "hon or honey", "darlin'", etc.
Men tend to call other guys, "bubba" or "man" or "bro".

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Old 12-19-2012, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Never heard the cut the lights on thing. Does that literally mean turn the lights on?

My cousins from Indiana call it pop too and I never understood it either lol.

My main point of this thread though was mainly about how my physical appearance certainly does not match up with the way I speak.
Yes, it literally means turn the lights on.

Yeah, I've never seen an Asian person with an east coast/Bostonian accent. Might make me do a double take.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:36 PM
 
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I have come across white Japanese immigrants. I had to do a double take seeing white people with Japanese accents.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I have come across white Japanese immigrants. I had to do a double take seeing white people with Japanese accents.
Me too! I met an exchange student when I was going to university, in Canada, who was a Japanese girl of Anglo-Canadian descent. She spoke perfect English in the local accent, but every little mannerism and bit of body language and habit was just pure Japanese. She related to people and just... acted like a Japanese person even without the accent. In some ways, I feel like an accent is more than the way you pronounce your words, it's communicated in how quickly you speak them, in your swagger, in the way you tilt your head, the amount of personal space you create around yourself etc. We're often unconscious of these things, but it's the whole combination that creates an effect.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Lol. I'm guessing it's a Jersey accent?
Nope, though I've caught myself saying "cawfee" a few times in recent years.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I occasionally come across teens/twenty-somethings of Asian descent who speak in an African American "street" vernacular. It's always disconcerting because what I hear completely contradicts what I see.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:43 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I think the Baltimore accent is funny as hell. I don't hate it, but I'd dont prefer it.
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