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Old 02-07-2014, 07:26 PM
 
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What are some of the diffrences and similarities,accents culture,attitude??(Baltimore,Annapolis,D.C.,NOVA,R ichmond and Hampton Roads VA)

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Old 02-07-2014, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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Interesting...why do you ask about the AAs?(pretty good). Cant wait to see this one.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:15 PM
 
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In other threads I see people discussing topics about these areas mainly in the cities, and alot of posters leave out the AAs in these cities while posting when they make up a large percentage of places like Baltimore,DC,Richmond and Norfolk. So I thought i'd dedicate an entire thread about it.
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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In other threads I see people discussing topics about these areas mainly in the cities, and alot of posters leave out the AAs in these cities while posting when they make up a large percentage of places like Baltimore,DC,Richmond and Norfolk. So I thought i'd dedicate an entire thread about it.
You are correct which is why I think its interesting that you asked. Most people use all these measurements to determine the culture of these places while ignoring the large populations of black people that have been in these areas from the beginning...one would think there is some major connection between them...especially moreso than with a place like say Boston.
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:54 PM
 
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Yea far from Boston, but I do see some of similarities with B-More and Philly AAs though.
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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Yea far from Boston, but I do see some of similarities with B-More and Philly AAs though.
They are both close in proximity and (subconsciously) play second fiddle to neighboring major metropolitan areas. Im sure that helps them relate more with each other.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:22 AM
 
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Richmond and 7cities are southern as hell and country.

Annapolis is a small town and former slave port and it is also southern and country. It's racist out there too.

DC has a fast paced, hustle and bustle, cosmopolitan vibe with northern influence. Blacks here are go gettas and are among the most well off compared to peers in other cities. The mindset among AAs are a mix if northern and southern. DC blacks are cocky and think that all out of towners are a bunch of bammas, especially Baltimore.

Baltimore blacks have northern influence too but their mindset is very southern, very complacent, and they have no fashion.

All in all DC is the most different, Baltimore could fit in with Richmond when it comes to mindset.
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:08 PM
 
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As far as I know DC and Hampton roads folks especially Chesapeake VA sound similar but have different slang. Maryland suburbs around DC including Annapolis use more DC slang. Baltimore may pronounce certain words similar to DC like "murry" for merry, "vury" for very but thats it. I think only in DC is saturday pronounced "suurdy". Whats crazy is 2 hours away in VA they may be hip to go-go but 30 minutes up the road in Bmore area they arent. Baltimore folks seem to have more in common with Philly folks.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:39 AM
 
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As far as I know DC and Hampton roads folks especially Chesapeake VA sound similar but have different slang. Maryland suburbs around DC including Annapolis use more DC slang. Baltimore may pronounce certain words similar to DC like "murry" for merry, "vury" for very but thats it. I think only in DC is saturday pronounced "suurdy". Whats crazy is 2 hours away in VA they may be hip to go-go but 30 minutes up the road in Bmore area they arent. Baltimore folks seem to have more in common with Philly folks.
I believe DC and people from Tidewater VA have accents that sound very similar on many occasions. Even some famous AA's from the 757 area (Allen Iverson, Alonzo Morning, Pusha-T, Pharrell, Missy Elliot, Michael Vick) have accents similar to what is described as the DC AA accent. Obviously, people from Tidewater have slightly more southern influences in their speech patterns, while people from Baltimore have more northern influences. Richmond, VA AA accents frequently sound more traditionally southern than the AA's in the Tidewater area. I have heard AA's from Norfolk/Newport News mention how Blacks from Richmond sound very southern/country to them.
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:50 PM
 
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I think the African Americans in all the locations above are somewhat similar with minor differences you can even through Delaware in the mix
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