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Old 04-28-2017, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I always thought New Orleans had three accents:

1. A black accent
2. An upper-class white accent (which is southern-sounding)
3. Yat (which is anything but southern sounding - closer to a NYC accent than anything)
There is no black accent but just a New Orleans version of African American dialect.
Number two is correct and I think it's referred to as the Uptown accent.

Yat is the most known.
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Old 04-28-2017, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Not one character on Breaking Bad actually talked like they were from Albuquerque, nor at any point did anyone exclaim "A la machina!" or similar.
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Old 04-28-2017, 03:12 PM
 
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EVERY accent is overplayed....every single one.
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Old 04-28-2017, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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John Travolta's accent was horrible. The cast from "The Wire" also did a horrible job protraying the Baltimore accent. Very few cast members had an authentic Baltimore accent, and the imitators were comically horrible.
Snoop is from Baltimore-sounds closest to authentic I would think.
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Old 04-28-2017, 03:32 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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I find what is widely portrayed as a "Southern" accent is often vastly overdone to the umpteenth extreme.
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This right here.

Often Okies are portrayed with an overdone "Gone With The Wind" accent. Oklahomans definitely have a Southern accent, but it is much twangier and not the aristocratic accent from the really fake sounding Southerners.
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Old 04-29-2017, 02:00 AM
 
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That old clunker Laverne & Shirley was set in Milwaukee and everyone had NY accents!
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Old 04-29-2017, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Definitley Philly. No movie set in Philly has the authentic Philly accent. Even M Night Shalwmayan's movies and he's from Philly.
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Old 04-29-2017, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Definitley Philly. No movie set in Philly has the authentic Philly accent. Even M Night Shalwmayan's movies and he's from Philly.

The Mom from the 6th Sense did ok-and she's Australian! But yeah, Philly accent is hardly ever accurate in movies/tv.
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Old 04-29-2017, 07:01 AM
 
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I find what is widely portrayed as a "Southern" accent is often vastly overdone to the umpteenth extreme.

If you want to hear some authentic Southern accents, check out Webb Wilder's movies, "The Saucer's Reign" and "Horror Hayride".


"The Saucer's Reign"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz7kgPq6_cM


"Horror Hayride"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5IPOxZLVE0
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:39 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Snoop is from Baltimore-sounds closest to authentic I would think.
Snoop is from Baltimore, so although her accent is extremely heavy, it is an authentic Baltimore accent.

She probably has heaviest Baltimore accent that I've ever heard, and I'm born and raised here.
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