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View Poll Results: Southernmost northeastern state
New Jersey 29 23.58%
Pennsylvania 14 11.38%
Delaware 7 5.69%
Maryland 45 36.59%
West Virginia 11 8.94%
Virginia 17 13.82%
Voters: 123. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-10-2014, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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Okay, so you don't agree with it, therefore you reject it. That's a very open mind you've got there.

BTW, I'm -- In West Philadelphia Born and Raised.
Fixed that
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:25 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Anybody else remember that pesky little line name of Mason-Dixon?
DC was located wholly within the new state of Maryland by Washington because he wanted the new capital to be located wholly within the South in order to help unify the two regions.
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Anybody else remember that pesky little line name of Mason-Dixon?
DC was located wholly within the new state of Maryland by Washington because he wanted the new capital to be located wholly within the South in order to help unify the two regions.
They're just going to shout at you that the "Mason-Dixon Line is irrelevant!"

For DC history, there is a good program on WETA called "Washington in the 60s."

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This dramatic time in area history is brought to life through the memories of notable Washingtonians such as Ben Bradlee, Marion Barry, Patrick Buchanan, Maury Povich and Chuck Brown. Iconic music, archival stills and footage coupled with fascinating insights from those who experienced and shaped the events of the time transport viewers back to a period when the Nation's Capital was transformed from a sleepy Southern town to the bustling world class metropolis we know today.
Washington in the 60s | WETA

Now, of course, Ben Bradlee, Marion Barry, Patrick Buchanan, Maury Povich, Connie Chung, Chuck Brown (the Godfather of "Go Go"), Jim Vance, Sharon Kelly, Benetta Washington (daughter of Walter Washington), Effie Barry, Abe Pollin, Donnie Simpson and other countless Washington figures they interviewed are in no position to speak on this subject. These are just opinions and carry no more weight than those of the typical poster here on City-Data.
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Old 09-10-2014, 11:36 AM
 
Location: PG County, MD
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I think a good compromise would be to say that Maryland is 40% Southern and 60% "un-southern," Mid-Atlantic or Northeastern.
But that's the logical conclusion from the start and this is City-Data.
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Old 09-10-2014, 11:38 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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100% southern.
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Old 09-10-2014, 12:58 PM
 
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The following people are said to have Baltimore accents:

Nicole Ari Parker (Boris Kodjoe's wife)
Jada Pinkett Smith
Tom Clancy
Carmelo Anthony

I hear them all talk, and honestly as a Midwesterner none of them sound either Southern or Northeastern. Wendy Williams was interviewing Nicole Ari Parker and Wendy's Northeastern accent was very apparent whereas Nicole Ari's accent seemed more standard American.

I guess this proves nothing, really.
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Old 09-10-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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The following people are said to have Baltimore accents:

Nicole Ari Parker (Boris Kodjoe's wife)
Jada Pinkett Smith
Tom Clancy
Carmelo Anthony

I hear them all talk, and honestly as a Midwesterner none of them sound either Southern or Northeastern. Wendy Williams was interviewing Nicole Ari Parker and Wendy's Northeastern accent was very apparent whereas Nicole Ari's accent seemed more standard American.

I guess this proves nothing, really.
Carmelo has the strongest Baltimore accent of the bunch. He's from a rough neighborhood in the city, and usually they're the ones with the strongest accents; same applies to whites in the Baltimore area. Working class whites, especially blue collar, Will have the strongest accents.
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Old 09-10-2014, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Carmelo has the strongest Baltimore accent of the bunch. He's from a rough neighborhood in the city, and usually they're the ones with the strongest accents; same applies to whites in the Baltimore area. Working class whites, especially blue collar, Will have the strongest accents.
What about Robert F. Chew (Prop Joe) and Felicia Pearson (Snoop) from the Wire? They were two of the native Baltimoreans on the show.
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Old 09-10-2014, 02:25 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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What about Robert F. Chew (Prop Joe) and Felicia Pearson (Snoop) from the Wire? They were two of the native Baltimoreans on the show.
True. I've never really heard an accent as strong as Snoop's. She's a rare case and I couldn't categorize as northern or southern, just Baltimore. Robert F. Chew (RIP) sounds like a typical inner city neighborhood old head very slow speaking, thought not everyone speaks that slowly. I grew up in northeast Baltimore ( one block west of Morgan State University) and our accents aren't as heavy as you would hear as you go deeper into the city.
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Old 09-10-2014, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Robert F. Chew (RIP) sounds like a typical inner city neighborhood old head very slow speaking, thought not everyone speaks that slowly.
Bernard Hopkins is around the same age as Prop Joe. He'll be 50 in January.


Bernard Hopkins - 2004 Real Sports Show Interview - YouTube
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