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Old 12-19-2012, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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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.
Nah I don't talk like I'm ghetto, I just sound like an old Italian guy from NYC lmao. I should have just been born full Italian.

I always felt bad for my dad though since his famiy is so small and my mom's Italian family is so huge so whenever there was a holiday or some type of get together, it was always with my mom's family. I never really had a big Korean influence in my life from my dad's side. /random thought
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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"fixin'" or another one is, "cut the lights on!" How can you cut something on? You can cut it off...but not on.

Being from the midwest we called it pop, that's probably the only part of the country that says it that way. The rest of the country says "soda" and the deep south calls it all coke, even if it's a Mountain Dew, it's a coke. SMH
I know for sure that it is called pop in Illinois and Michigan. Where else in the Midwest is the name common? Everyone who doesn't call it pop is wrong.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I have/had a southern accent (Kentucky). I moved to NY, and there were lots of jokes made about it, but all in good nature. Since then it's mostly faded, and even though growing up I thought having a southern accent was embarrassing, I miss it now. I want it back! It just feels like part of who I am, in some ways, and it throws me off now-a-days when people can't tell I am southern at all.

I've been in KY visiting family for a few weeks, though, and i"m sure it's back in full swing. I can hear it when I say words with long "i"s. lol.

Oh, and as for wording - that never goes away. At least for me. Might have lost my accent in NY, but I still say "Y'all" and "coke" refers to all soft drinks, not just Coca Cola.

I LOVE accents, though, to be fair. I think they're awesome and really interesting.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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love my brooklyn accent.
cant help it anyway.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:36 PM
 
Location: New York City
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My story is like the OP. I grew up in New York, but my mother is an English college professor so I technically should not have an accent. However, my nanny was from Brooklyn so I picked that up. I have siblings in Staten Island so I picked that up. My kindergarten teacher was British, which caused me to pronounce certain words the way they say them in the UK. (Garage = gay-raaage, futile = fu-tile). Lastly, I have lived in Virginia on and off and finished high school in Jacksonville, Fl so I sound like the entire east coast muddled into one.
I never thought I sounded different until I moved to Chicago two weeks ago and realized just how out of place my voice was. However, I love my accent and don't want to get rid of it
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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I know for sure that it is called pop in Illinois and Michigan. Where else in the Midwest is the name common? Everyone who doesn't call it pop is wrong.
Born in Illinois and raised in Indiana, everyone calls it pop in those states, pretty sure Ohio is part of that group too.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Born in Illinois and raised in Indiana, everyone calls it pop in those states, pretty sure Ohio is part of that group too.
Yes, but it's not completely crazy to hear it called soda in Indiana or Ohio either. Having lived in the south for 8 years, I tend to use pop and soda interchangeably. But my accent is more northern/central Ohio.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Born in Illinois and raised in Indiana, everyone calls it pop in those states, pretty sure Ohio is part of that group too.
What does "pop" even mean? Seriously, where did that word even come from?
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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What does "pop" even mean? Seriously, where did that word even come from?
I suggest that you stop opening your "pop" and allowing it to lose its carbonation. Just kidding. Cough *NOT REALLY* Cough!

I don't know. If there is a genuine answer, I'm unaware of it. However, I grew up in Illinois, Harvey. "Pops" were labeled "pop". There was Faygo Red Pop. There was a Shasta commercial with a jingle that I'll never forget: "I want a pop, pop, pop, I want a, Shasta. It has a taste of pizzazz. The great taste that only Shasta has." Or something like that. However, "pop" does pop. Or it used to. Other than an occasional Five Hour Energy, I don't drink pop anymore.

See the cheesy/ nostalgic 80s commercial for Shasta Cola. Who remembers this? Did it air nationwide?

classic shasta pop commercial - Yahoo! Search Results

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Old 12-22-2012, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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What does "pop" even mean? Seriously, where did that word even come from?
Yeah it's kind of annoying. My family from Ohio and Indiana all call it pop. But since living here in Atlanta, they seem to refer to all types of soda as Coke. Which is odd to my ears because once I request an actual Coke, they ask me what kind.
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