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Old 12-31-2014, 06:23 AM
 
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Yes, I realize Indiana is NOT the upper midwest. However, their accent is similar to the ones I've heard in Michigan and Minnesota.

In regards to the Chicago AREA accent, I am basing it on friends that I have from there. To my ear it sounds different than the others.

Again I will say, this is my perception and my opinion. Not sure why you're trying to prove me wrong.
Alright, well that's probably because Chicagoans don't elongate the "o" sound to where it sounds like an "awwwwww" nor do we sing-song every sentence. The Chicago accent is a little bit New York vowel-wise but with strong R's, little bit Minnesota but without long "o's".

Where are these Michiganders from that sound like Minnesotans? Same with Indiana. I'm just curious.
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Old 01-06-2015, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I grew up in New England and used to find certain accents annoying. Now that I live in CO, I find that I miss all of them (even the annoying ones). I'm sure they'd annoy me if I had to live around them again, but the variety of accents around New England and New York certainly made life more interesting! I always used to hate Boston accents, but listening to the newscasts after the Boston bombing actually made me long to hear them again. I guess I liked having the variety!
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Old 01-06-2015, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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I grew up in New England and used to find certain accents annoying. Now that I live in CO, I find that I miss all of them (even the annoying ones). I'm sure they'd annoy me if I had to live around them again, but the variety of accents around New England and New York certainly made life more interesting! I always used to hate Boston accents, but listening to the newscasts after the Boston bombing actually made me long to hear them again. I guess I liked having the variety!
I grew up in New England as well and I used to enjoy southern accents when I heard them. Now that I live in Florida, I don't really enjoy them much. I'm moving in a couple of months and am taking my GF from Texas (neutral / southern accent) to New England. Now she can stop making fun of my accent
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Old 01-06-2015, 04:30 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Noo Yawk.

Sexy as hell!
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Old 01-15-2015, 01:39 AM
 
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General American kinda sounds uncultured to me. I'd like to hear accents of women from new england, upper midwest, new york or the south but thats very rare on tv.

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Old 01-15-2015, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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All the accents of the East Coast appeal to me, from Maine on down to Florida! Love the coastal SC and GA accents, very interesting and unique to the US. Also have a special place in my heart for Maine accents, very salt of the earth sounding.

The accent I cant stand is the CA/West Coast accent where I can clearly hear the Rs being pronounced on every word and it takes me completely out of the conversation. I know this shouldnt be a bad thing, but hey, to each their own. It just sounds fake and pretentious to me.

But a working class coastal GA accent is just about the sexiest thing I have ever heard!!
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Old 01-15-2015, 02:32 PM
 
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Non-rhotic accents are sexy to me. The only exception I make is the White Baltimore accent (the Black one is non-rhotic somewhat). I like the way it sounds because they draw out their vowels and to me that sounds hot when women do that.

There was a list that said that the Mid-Atlantic dialects of Philly and Baltimore were the least sexy. I think Philly's accent can also be sexy, and I think when White women from Philly speak with a thick Philly accent it sounds a bit ditzy but it's a quirky kind of cute that I like.
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Accents don't really do anything for me. However, I find myself irritated more often than not by extremely thick accents (whether they're American or from other English-speaking countries).

The American accents I find especially irritating and unsexy are strong Northeastern accents (Bostonian/New England, New Jersey/New York/Long Island) and heavy Southern drawls. I have a low tolerance for thick Californian accents (all short As sound like Os), too.
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Old 01-17-2015, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Noo Yawk.

Sexy as hell!
Bronx girls got the sexiest NYC accent!
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Buena Park, Orange County, California
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All the accents of the East Coast appeal to me, from Maine on down to Florida! Love the coastal SC and GA accents, very interesting and unique to the US. Also have a special place in my heart for Maine accents, very salt of the earth sounding.

The accent I cant stand is the CA/West Coast accent where I can clearly hear the Rs being pronounced on every word and it takes me completely out of the conversation. I know this shouldnt be a bad thing, but hey, to each their own. It just sounds fake and pretentious to me.

But a working class coastal GA accent is just about the sexiest thing I have ever heard!!
First time I've heard this mention about West Coast/CA accents. Never noticed it myself...but, then again, I don't have much experience with Americans past the Mississippi.
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