U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-18-2017, 06:59 AM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
13,247 posts, read 19,179,706 times
Reputation: 7005

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay F View Post
Is Mesquite one of the heavier Texas accent cities in DFW? I know a woman from there who has such an over the top Texas accent...which I like.
Well... Mesquite is just another suburb, so you'll get a mixed bag there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-18-2017, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Olympia, Washington
1,258 posts, read 700,074 times
Reputation: 1123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spreadofknowledge View Post
North jersey accents sound like NYC accents... And South Jersey accents sound like Philly/Delaware accents, I dont know where you get southern
The Philly/Delaware accent has a noticeable southern influence that you can hear if you are from further north. It was quite apparent to myself and everyone that came to visit me when I was living down there for a year.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-18-2017, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
2,122 posts, read 1,306,890 times
Reputation: 1825
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mightyqueen801 View Post
Also, North Jersey can be different from North Jersey. My friend from Kearny in Hudson County said Yuhs as a plural of you and pronounced Newark as Nork and Stewarts as Storts. I grew up maybe 25 miles away in a more suburban area, and we sounded very different.

Re South Jersey--there is a hilarious map on the Internet breaking down NJ into different sections, and the southwestern portion of NJ is labeled "pretty much Alabama".
Lol... I think I found it! Gotta love Google.



Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/com...kr&sh=81ea3c97

I'd say it's pretty spot on.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-18-2017, 12:41 PM
 
Location: 304
5,093 posts, read 6,860,647 times
Reputation: 1697
Often times in WV you can tell what town/county someone is from by their accent.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-18-2017, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
56,064 posts, read 54,565,498 times
Reputation: 66422
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spreadofknowledge View Post
North jersey accents sound like NYC accents... And South Jersey accents sound like Philly/Delaware accents, I dont know where you get southern
No, North Jersey accents don't sound like NYC accents. Biggest difference is that NJ clearly pronounces the R and New York doesn't.

--born and lived in NJ most of my life, worked in the city for more than 30 years.

Now people who moved to NJ from the city have NYC accents, but that doesn't morph it into a Jersey accent.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-18-2017, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
56,064 posts, read 54,565,498 times
Reputation: 66422
Quote:
Originally Posted by That_One_Guy View Post
Lol... I think I found it! Gotta love Google.



Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/com...kr&sh=81ea3c97

I'd say it's pretty spot on.
It's close! I live in Bankers and Businessmen, and one of my neighbors works for Kevin Smith (who made "Clerks").
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-18-2017, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Yakima WA
4,403 posts, read 4,608,580 times
Reputation: 3848
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chriscross309 View Post
Often times in WV you can tell what town/county someone is from by their accent.
I heard someone call into a radio talk show from Huntington West Virginia and to my surprise they had a northeastern accent.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-18-2017, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
2,122 posts, read 1,306,890 times
Reputation: 1825
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mightyqueen801 View Post
It's close! I live in Bankers and Businessmen, and one of my neighbors works for Kevin Smith (who made "Clerks").
My favorite is "Ghetto in the woods"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-18-2017, 09:07 PM
sub
Status: "Feeling suspicious" (set 15 hours ago)
 
788 posts, read 409,553 times
Reputation: 1357
Northeast Ohio-West Virginia-Western Pennsylvania.
All sorts of different things going on there.

As for Kansas City, I've known several people born and raised there. One will sound like they're from Chicago, another talks like they just came up from Arkansas, while many others qualify for that "nuetral" sound.
Some parts of far southern Missouri are the same way but without the Chicago part. Not as consisently southern as one would think though it is very prevalent.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-19-2017, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
11,884 posts, read 10,387,633 times
Reputation: 8050
Definitely the Mid-Atlantic with Philly, NYC, Baltimore, DC, Amish Country. Lehigh Valley, and many more including maybe the most interesting accent in the US-the tidewater VA accent on a small island that sounds similar to 1700's British.
I don't think there is anywhere in the US that has so many accent changes in such a small area.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top