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Old 04-23-2016, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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No offence but who would want to sound southern? Southern accents remind me of trailer parks, lynchings and people marrying their cousins.
Uh, as well as some of the most divine and well-recognized natural scenery, literature, and cuisine in the country. Markedly Northern accents probably remind them of condescending liberal SJWs, dirty and dying factories populated by poor immigrants, and viciously racist police forces.
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Old 04-24-2016, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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Southern scenery? Swamps, fields and unimpressive mountains. The landscape of the western U.S is much more impressive.
Are you seriously judging people's worth on what their local landscapes look like?
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Old 04-25-2016, 02:45 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Southern scenery? Swamps, fields and unimpressive mountains. The landscape of the western U.S is much more impressive.
Well you can just keep that elitism in the west, bucky.
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Old 04-25-2016, 08:52 AM
 
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Even though that happens most of the time, that doesn't always happen. My wife is from Boston and came here to NC in 1988 with a thick Boston/NE accent. I loved it. After about 10 years, it gradually wore off and now it's pretty much gone. She doesn't have a southern accent, but it is a very neutral and hard to place. I find accents very interesting here on the east coast. I think it's one of the things that makes our nation so fun and interesting. Good thread!
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Are you seriously judging people's worth on what their local landscapes look like?
You just judged the entire North (by their accents) as having social justice warriors, poor immigrants and racist police forces.
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Old 04-25-2016, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Even though that happens most of the time, that doesn't always happen. My wife is from Boston and came here to NC in 1988 with a thick Boston/NE accent. I loved it. After about 10 years, it gradually wore off and now it's pretty much gone. She doesn't have a southern accent, but it is a very neutral and hard to place. I find accents very interesting here on the east coast. I think it's one of the things that makes our nation so fun and interesting. Good thread!
Both my father and I soaked up the accents from the states we spent time in. Louisiana for me, Kansas for him.

We returned to NY sounding like we weren't from there.

So I agree, it doesn't always happen that northerners don't lose their accent.

It may have helped that my family is already country. We slipped into it easier I guess?
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Old 04-25-2016, 05:09 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I've lived in Boston my entire life. I've had my accent made fun of countless times. But I amongst many other northerners feel the same about the southern accent. I've travelled to the south plenty of times, and I find the southern accent to be totally annoying
As a Northerner I can discern two types of southern accent; one is rather charming and sweet ... a soft drawl that brings to mind Scarlett O'Hara, Blanche DuBois,magnolias, Spanish moss draped live oaks, mint juleps, and Robert E. Lee. It is sweet, but very old fashioned and disappearing.

The other one sounds to us Yankees like ignorant hillbillies, trailer parks, rednecks, Jesse Helms, Strom Thurman. Not so much annoying, but not elegant nor refined.

Don't get me started on Boston accents. My name when visiting Bean Town is CLACK PAHK !!!
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Northerners have an accent?
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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You just judged the entire North (by their accents) as having social justice warriors, poor immigrants and racist police forces.
I'm from the North myself. I was making a point that the existence of unlikable things in the South hardly means no one does or should want to have a Southern accent.

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Northerners have an accent?
We have multiple, like the Minnesota accent, the Chicago/Great Lakes accent, the New York accent, the Boston accent, and the Rhode Island accent.
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Northerners have an accent?
Really? Are you pulling our legs, Nei?

I'd argue there are more micro-regions of accents in the north than in the south.
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