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Old 09-11-2008, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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It doesn't seem like there's a lot. The only place I can think of is Minnesota, where the accent kind of dips down into the US. Maybe some border towns in like Washington State too, and parts of Northern New England with French influence.
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:48 PM
 
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You'll see it throughout much of Northern New England and the northern reaches of New York. At one time Hartford had a large number of French Canadians in the city and most resided in a neighborhood called Frog Hollow.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:27 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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There was a lot of French-Canadian immigration to areas throughout New England in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and 2.1 million people in New England reported primary French-Canadian ancestry in the last census (the third largest ethnic group in the region overall).

French is the second most spoken language in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont (over 40,000 native speakers in NH alone). If you drive into the state across any border, you'll be greeted by signs that say "Bienvenue" (like this one). Numerous Catholic parishes in New England still offer French masses as well.

A lot of French-Canadians vacation in New England as well, so there is a fair amount of cultural interaction. If you go to certain beaches in Maine and New Hampshire in July or August, you will probably hear more French than English.

Two very good documentaries on the French-Canadian influence in New England: Franco-Americans: We Remember and Réveil - Waking Up French.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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It's funny if you go to Iowa or Illinois folks think your from Canada if you have the Wisconsin accent, eh? Dontchaknow these darn things? lol I love the accents from the yoopers especially. Minnesota has em too! Go down south and they really look at us funny.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:56 PM
 
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It isn't as much an influence as it is that Canada and the American states that border it have "grown-up" together. I have more in common with a Winnipegger than I do with most people in my own country.
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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It isn't as much an influence as it is that Canada and the American states that border it have "grown-up" together. I have more in common with a Winnipegger than I do with most people in my own country.
Yeah, I'm sure I have more in common with a British Columbian than I do with most people from back east. It's funny how that works.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:10 PM
 
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I dont think the U.S takes much from Canada. I think it is the other way around.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:20 PM
 
Location: yeah
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doncha know!
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:57 PM
 
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Northern Michigan, especially the UP.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:28 PM
 
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I think that there is some influence to some degree. You still get the Canadian TV stations on cable if you live within 70 or so miles from the border here in Upstate NY. We get a lot of Canadians on the weekends just to shop here in Syracuse too, which is about 100 miles from the border. Most come from Ontario, but you get a few from Quebec too.
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