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Old 01-10-2009, 09:18 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I have to disagree about the Baltimore accent, which isn't all that different from the Richmond accent, which I used to have, and which my entire family still has. I noticed it the first time I saw a John Waters movie. Finally, people onscreen that talked like me!
I also know a few Marylanders with Southern accents. I am confused that people are saying Maryland is not southern at all. I always thought it was a mixture?
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Old 01-10-2009, 09:21 PM
 
Location: moving again
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^^ Quote whoever said Maryland wasn't southern at all, please.

Plus this is not the place to discuss this
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Old 01-10-2009, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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^^ Quote whoever said Maryland wasn't southern at all, please.

Plus this is not the place to discuss this
By all means, discuss it if you like. Let's just not get so nasty like it's become on the Southern forum.
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:02 AM
 
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There are no general examples because it is not a trend, but individuals' misconceptions. Any type of ignorance about their city can lead to misconceptions, because a city is not simply a group of people, but structure with a history, businesses, economic ties, etc. Thus, such examples must come from individuals themselves.
Additionally, like I previously implied: I never said they don't know who they are. I did say: some don't know what their city is. The individuals in a city don't = the city, but are a piece within it.
I've never met a native of a city (not a transplant) who believed their city was in a different region than any other native of the city that I met, but I suppose it's possible. I'd just never heard this expressed before.
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: RVA
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My view is that Maryland was a slave state that was too close for comfort to DC to secede. Apparently they're still touchy about it. The only people who consider Maryland "not Southern at all" are some people from Maryland and people from the Confederate states.
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:25 PM
 
Location: moving again
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My view is that Maryland was a slave state that was too close for comfort to DC to secede. Apparently they're still touchy about it. The only people who consider Maryland "not Southern at all" are some people from Maryland and people from the Confederate states.
very untrue
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:43 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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^^ Quote whoever said Maryland wasn't southern at all, please.

Plus this is not the place to discuss this
Nah Billiam I was not dissing you. I was replying to a post about Baltimore and Richmond accents. See my post #81.


Changed to #81 lol
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