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Old 07-24-2014, 06:15 PM
 
Location: IN
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Around Marysville OH its very common - 20 miles NW of Columbus Ohi0,
Is that because many people from the South moved north to Marysville due to auto manufacturing jobs at Honda?
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:03 PM
 
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My relatives just south of Indianapolis speak with a southern accent. Also, I hear a lot of southern accents when I work in small towns in southern Iowa. It's not a thick southern accent or anything. It's more like a northern version of a southern accent common for folks who live out in the country in rural communities.
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:09 PM
 
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Maryland's Eastern Shore, and a little combo of southern drawl/western twang near Hutchinson, KS..
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Driving north along I 81, over the course of 65 miles, I think it goes like this:

Winchester VA definitely southern
Martinsburg WV a little southern
Hagerstown MD just a bit of southern
Chambersburg PA Maybe? But I think it's gone.
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:42 PM
 
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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Is that because many people from the South moved north to Marysville due to auto manufacturing jobs at Honda?
When I was working in Columbus, some of my co-workers were from the Circleville and Chillicothe areas and they had mild southern accents. They had no roots to the South. My brother lives across the Ohio River from Parkersburg, WV, and natives of that region sound no different from their neighbors in WV.

Another co-worker was from a rural area near Marion and she had quite a twang on her. Again, no roots to the South.

I have heard people make fun of Kentuckians who moved to Central Ohio, but I find native rural Ohioans to be just as countrified as their neighbors to the south and east.
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Central-South Illinois; Springfield, IL area.
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Old 07-26-2014, 02:58 PM
 
Location: MD suburbs of DC
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By locals? Central Missouri and central Delaware.
By tourists, I've heard it up in Canada...
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:44 PM
 
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Hagerstown, MD
Valley Mall, lots of shoppers from nearby Martinsburg, WV
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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I lived in central/southern New Jersey and heard several southern accents. Had a bunch of kids at my high school that had the tucked in white shirt to blue jeans with confederate flag belt buckles and hunting jackets/hats chewing tobacco with huge lifted trucks living on farms. We even had a tractor week, where a bunch of farmer's kids had their tractors sitting in front of the high school for the week. This was northern Burlington County. Serious southern accents now. That's coming from someone who moved to New Jersey from Arkansas lol.
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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When I was working in Columbus, some of my co-workers were from the Circleville and Chillicothe areas and they had mild southern accents. They had no roots to the South. My brother lives across the Ohio River from Parkersburg, WV, and natives of that region sound no different from their neighbors in WV.

Another co-worker was from a rural area near Marion and she had quite a twang on her. Again, no roots to the South.

I have heard people make fun of Kentuckians who moved to Central Ohio, but I find native rural Ohioans to be just as countrified as their neighbors to the south and east.
Yes, I found MOST people in Central OH to have a twang in their speech, but that's all relative considering I come from the Upper Midwest, specifically Minnesota.
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