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Old 02-25-2008, 08:44 AM
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Haaziq - They absolutely are still around. I used to work with a guy named Vinnie from Brooklyn, and he sounded exactly like what you'd expect 'a guy named Vinnie from Brooklyn' would sound like. He was a pretty cool guy too.
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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North Georgia. Soft and subtle.

Oh, and Cleveland.
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Yeah but in NYC where I live you barely hear that accent if at all. Most people here dont even speak english. In immigrant communities the accent is dead. You hear the NY latino accent. There are many immigrant neighborhoods in NYC hence the lack of the accent. However if you go to parts of Brooklyn, Staten Island the accent is heard. Long Island also has the accent intact. But there's more non-accent areas than accent.
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:53 AM
 
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Not every one who says "pop" is from the Midwest; the people from the Pacific North West say pop as well (among other places).
Everyone I know in Wyoming says pop. Folk in northern MO say pop but never heard it anywhere else in the state. Have heard it in Kentucky and Ohio.
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:13 AM
 
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I like the Boston accent. The other accents like LI and NJ make my skin crawl, but I like Boston. I also like the Newfie accent. I'm not sure exactly where it comes from, other than eastern canada, but it is pretty cool. I think girls with British accents are hot. French accents are cool, too.

I hear people mention a "Carolina accent," and I wonder which one they're talking about. To my ear, there's a big difference between the twangy hillbilly accent, and the slow draaawl of the coastal accent. I've never liked that harsh twang, which sounds like country music.. like Tim McGraw. But the slow, soft drawl.. yeah, I like that one a lot, especially from the ladies. Not many famous people have the drawl. Matthew Mcconaughey is the only one I can think of.
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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As far as international accents are concerned, the Scottish accent is probably my favorite.

In America, I've always been partial to the upper Midwest accent, like in the movie Fargo.
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:26 AM
 
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West Coast (Surfer) accent - The accent I wished I had
British accent - Foreign, yet sophisticated
Latin accent (women) - So I need to explain
Southern accent (women) - Same reason as the Latin accent
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:45 PM
 
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My favorite accent would probably be Wyoming,SD or Montana. Drastically different from what I'm used to hearing.
Also, fond of southern accents of course.
New England accents aren't the best but I don't mind them.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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My favorite accent would probably be Wyoming,SD or Montana. Drastically different from what I'm used to hearing.
Also, fond of southern accents of course.
New England accents aren't the best but I don't mind them.
I bet that your Southern and Jewish accents have an interesting mix...no?
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:05 PM
 
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I bet that your Southern and Jewish accents have an interesting mix...no?
Well sure, I learned how to talk in Louisiana and live in Missouri so I picked up southern and hillbilly and then throw in some Yiddish or Hebrew every once in awhile.
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