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Old 02-03-2015, 02:45 PM
 
Location: I'm around here someplace :)
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No, not at all. I've been south, midwest, east coast, and New England, but didn't see any resemblance to California.
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:51 PM
 
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No beautiful young ladies walking around in bikinis around here in KS,
Said someone who has obviously never been to Perry Lake in the summer.
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:47 PM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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I don't know about the California Vowel Shift thing, but I do notice a lot of native-breds from southern California and other parts of the southwest (AZ, NM, part of CO) seem to have their own southwestern twine. It's almost like a very watered down, faint Texan accent, but a little more nasal. Hard to explain, but I swear there is a southwestern accent for sure. When these folks travel to other parts of the country, they just sound like they are stoned or dumb.
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:46 PM
 
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Its like when you talk like thot, you know dyood? Todally fer shure like...
Thank Jesus I've never met anyone who talks like this
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Old 02-05-2015, 01:45 AM
 
Location: LBC
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Thank Jesus I've never met anyone who talks like this
That's only because you never starred in a 1980s after-school special. Jesus had nothing to do with it.
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Old 02-05-2015, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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Thankfully....no not at all.
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:36 AM
 
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It seems like California is the "template" for how America is becoming - more capitalist, more socially liberal, more Hispanic/less white, the legalization and acceptance of marijuana, the California Vowel Shift that young people everywhere speak with. Even the Internet started in California. It seems like the rest of America and even the rest of the world is essentially be turned into California due to the globalization of occidental values.

Hispanic is not a race
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:56 AM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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It seems like California is the "template" for how America is becoming - more capitalist, more socially liberal, more Hispanic/less white, the legalization and acceptance of marijuana, the California Vowel Shift that young people everywhere speak with. Even the Internet started in California. It seems like the rest of America and even the rest of the world is essentially be turned into California due to the globalization of occidental values.
Actually, I think the United States is becoming more like Texas.
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Old 07-05-2015, 12:21 AM
 
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I don't know about the California Vowel Shift thing, but I do notice a lot of native-breds from southern California and other parts of the southwest (AZ, NM, part of CO) seem to have their own southwestern twine. It's almost like a very watered down, faint Texan accent, but a little more nasal. Hard to explain, but I swear there is a southwestern accent for sure. When these folks travel to other parts of the country, they just sound like they are stoned or dumb.
This is definitely true. I think it's the "Okie" influence. It sounds a bit like a hybrid of a Texan and a Midwestern accent.
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