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Old 12-20-2009, 06:48 AM
 
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:46 AM
 
Location: all over NJ-currently in Totowa
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fageddabouddit !!!!
You aint da only one
da-best,
ceffo
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:15 AM
 
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IMHO, it is one of the few that does not send a shiver up my spine.
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I've traveled all over the country, and people always compliment me on my accent. They always ask me to say certain words, like coffee, dog, walk, etc.

But according to southerners on CD, everyone hates the NYC accent, lol. I think it's a jealousy thing.
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in the tri-state...HMM!
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When I was in the south, I was actually made fun of because of my NY accent. People who don't like a NYkers accent don't know any better. I rather have a NY accent than cut my words in half like they do in the south.
Ex: in the Atl instead of saying "College Park" they say "Colle Pa" "Walmart" is "Walma" , etc.
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:10 AM
 
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When I was in the south, I was actually made fun of because of my NY accent. People who don't like a NYkers accent don't know any better. I rather have a NY accent than cut my words in half like they do in the south.
Ex: in the Atl instead of saying "College Park" they say "Colle Pa" "Walmart" is "Walma" , etc.
It's mostly black Southerners who cut their words in half like that.
White Southerners streth their words out
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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fageddabouddit !!!!
You aint da only one
da-best,
ceffo
See, right here is why I'm moving to this city, New Yorkers have balls, moxie, and personality that Southerners and Midwesterners are just jealous of. I guess it's just apart of being a city guy, living fly.


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It's mostly black Southerners who cut their words in half like that.
White Southerners streth their words out
True, it's interesting, Ebonics is actually evolving similarly to French.

In Old French all the letters were pronounced, kind of like Old English, so, for "Parlez-vous" which is pronounced "Parlay-voo", it was pronounced "Parlez-vous".

So dropping the last letters of words is just another interesting linguistic evolution of our language.

The richness of all the different accents there are has always fascinated me.
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:26 AM
 
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Yeah, you are in the minority on this one. Most people think the NY accent is annoying and sounds uneducated. According to only NY'ers, (who don't travel) the accent is ok but the rest of the country is laughing at it
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:26 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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I constantly am asked to repeat typical words like dog, walk, long, coffee, etc whenever I'm in FL.
From the looks of it, they seem to love it.

IMO the common American accent is very bland. There's no sense of character in it what so ever. I like every accent!
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Take it from someone who has lived in 2 other place besides NYC metro, visited about 35 states and 5 different countries; never encountered anyone who teased my accent I'm proud of it.
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