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Old 02-23-2008, 10:01 PM
 
Location: An absurd world.
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I like hearing different accents. Just interesting to hear English spoken in so many different ways. What are your favorite accents to hear? Remember, this is a thread for favorites, not what accents you hate. No accent-bashing here, lol.

My personal favorites:
Boston accent (watch Good Will Hunting or The Departed if you've never heard one)
Providence accent (Family Guy)
Some New York accents (I like a lot of the Long Island ones. The stereotypical Italian New Yorker one is nice.)
Australian accents (Two favorites being the Melbourne accent and the Adelaide accent. Sydney accent is pretty cool as well.)
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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Thank you so much for making this a no negative thread, we need more OP's like you in this neck of the woods, lol.

I like the Texas accent, which is somewhat different than that of oh.. say a place like Tenn.

I also like the Minnesota. A lot of people in my state have it so it's not just partial to Mn.

those are the 2 i can think of right now...
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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British accent is my favorite...with a British accent you can sound like an intellectual even when you sound like an idiot. But as for American....I don't know....maybe California?
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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British accent is my favorite...with a British accent you can sound like an intellectual even when you sound like an idiot. But as for American....I don't know....maybe California?
lol so true
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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British is the nicest sounding. Australia is nice too and some times is confused with British.

Im quite fond of the Texas accent here.

Dont like the many NY accents, especially Brooklyn. I do love you all in Boston my fellow sports fans but I dont like your accent either.
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:36 PM
 
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British accent is my favorite...with a British accent you can sound like an intellectual even when you sound like an idiot. But as for American....I don't know....maybe California?
I will tell you right now that there are many British accents and none of them sound the way you think. The accent you here spoken by British celebrities is R.P. (Received Pronunciation). It is basically what General American is to us. The most neutral accent that is understandable to everybody in the country. We have more GA speakers here than they have RP speakers. I speak with the GA accent. RP is really only spoken by celebrities and the Royal Family, lol. Nobody in England with the exception of a handful actually talks like that. If you heard people who didn't talk like that, you probably wouldn't understand them. The British accents of the common citizens aren't polished nor do they give the appearance of intelligence to people, lol. They shorten words and use slang just like us.
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:38 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I watched some Irish movie and I would have to say normal Irish toungue is very nice to hear not that mix pirate / irish wannnabe's that is type cast for TV.
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:43 PM
 
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British is the nicest sounding. Australia is nice too and some times is confused with British.

Im quite fond of the Texas accent here.

Dont like the many NY accents, especially Brooklyn. I do love you all in Boston my fellow sports fans but I dont like your accent either.
I don't know why, but I've always liked East Coast and New England accents. For some reason, non-rhotic accents (the ones where the "r" isn't pronounced or isn't pronounced to where an outsider can hear it) have always sounded cool to me.
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Old 02-23-2008, 11:20 PM
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Texas. Just the right amount of southern!
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Old 02-23-2008, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I think the Brits sound smarter for some reason.

I'm pretty used to a southern/midwestern accent, so it doesn't really bother me. Boston accents annoy me a bit.
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