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Old 02-21-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Flyover country
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Someone in upstate New York once said I have a Southern accent. People in South Carolina(I go there in the summer) tell me I have a "yankee" accent.
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Old 02-22-2008, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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The most south I heard of a Bronx accent was in the Bronx itself

Seems like a southern accent/twang is easier to pick up than a New York accent. I've lived all my life here and I dont have an accent. But I have family in the south that after 3 months are already talking country.
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Old 02-22-2008, 07:38 AM
 
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I have friends near Quad Cities in Iowa that have a slight southern accent.
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:32 PM
 
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Metro Detroit. Some of those who moved up from Kentucky to work for the big 3 still have accents and a few even carry over to their kids.
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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California...lol...
Southern Chicagoland
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Old 02-23-2008, 11:07 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Seems like a southern accent/twang is easier to pick up than a New York accent. I've lived all my life here and I dont have an accent. But I have family in the south that after 3 months are already talking country.
Maybe they just couldn't wait to get rid of their northern accent and forget that they lived there,I know I did
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Old 02-23-2008, 11:21 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Hmm, Spanish with a southern drawl. I'd like to hear that.
I heard it from a native Spanish speaker who learned English in Dallas.

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Frederick, Maryland, about 25 miles north of Washington, D.C. About as far north as Baltimore where I've heard a few southern accents in the exurbs. However I don't know if that's a legitimate "southern accent" or simply a "country twang".
When my family moved to Frederick from Bloomsburg, PA, everyone sounded very southern there. After while, we didn't even notice it.
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I heard it from a native Spanish speaker who learned English in Dallas.
Really? I have yet to hear it, and I know it sounds snobby...hahaha, maybe I'm so used to it...maybe I speak it, but my father tells me I have a Midwestern Plain english accent... hes from Michigan. I've noticed correlation between a Southern accent and a 'ghetto' accent. Maybe thats what your talking about, because sometime you really can't tell the difference...now the way the person dresses gives it away, race also probably contributes...
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:58 PM
 
Location: IN
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Iowa and Illinois have some residents with a southern style accent. It could be a combination of country with a little southern accent.
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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Really? I have yet to hear it, and I know it sounds snobby...hahaha, maybe I'm so used to it...maybe I speak it, but my father tells me I have a Midwestern Plain english accent... hes from Michigan. I've noticed correlation between a Southern accent and a 'ghetto' accent. Maybe thats what your talking about, because sometime you really can't tell the difference...now the way the person dresses gives it away, race also probably contributes...
I agree, ebonics were definitely influenced by the south. But it's funny when you see a caucasian acting like they naturally speak ebonics.
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