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Old 12-26-2009, 10:07 PM
 
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People from Chicago sound like southerners.
HAHAHAHAA..... No, they don't

I enjoy the Chicago accent, the southern accent is just annoying.
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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People from Chicago sound like southerners.
No they don't.
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:06 AM
 
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No they don't.
True, the Southern accent ends in Southern Illinois/Missouri, far south of St. Louis. Then it becomes completely Midwestern, but nasally.
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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I don't mind the mid-western accent. Actually, I have friends in Buffalo that talk with that accent. IMO, it's certainly better than listening to a southern accent.
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:08 AM
 
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The Fargo accent is a complete exaggeration, at least the one in the film. There are people that talk that way, don't get me wrong you can hear bits and pieces of it, but to a have full-blown Fargo accent you are either over 70 or live in a small isolated town in Northern MN or ND.
That's definitely true. Every time I've been in Minneapolis I've never really heard any of the accent. In North Dakota I've picked it up a little from certain people - but speaking generally of that region, the movie Fargo REALLY exaggerated the accent as far as everyone talking like that.

I wouldn't call that the "Midwest" accent either - it's pretty cornered up in the northern stretches of the Upper Midwest. Growing up in Iowa there was never an accent, or areas to the east and west of us. It's basically rooted in the Nordic languages that came over as immigrants. The places you'd most likely hear it is small towns where things haven't changed much in 100 years.

I've read a lot how national newscasters un-proportionately come from the Omaha-Des Moines-Illinois regions because they lack an accent and are easier to understand and come off as "unbiased" on a national level.
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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That's definitely true. Every time I've been in Minneapolis I've never really heard any of the accent. In North Dakota I've picked it up a little from certain people - but speaking generally of that region, the movie Fargo REALLY exaggerated the accent as far as everyone talking like that.

I wouldn't call that the "Midwest" accent either - it's pretty cornered up in the northern stretches of the Upper Midwest. Growing up in Iowa there was never an accent, or areas to the east and west of us. It's basically rooted in the Nordic languages that came over as immigrants. The places you'd most likely hear it is small towns where things haven't changed much in 100 years.

I've read a lot how national newscasters un-proportionately come from the Omaha-Des Moines-Illinois regions because they lack an accent and are easier to understand and come off as "unbiased" on a national level.
My roommate in Denver was from West Des Moines and he spoke with a southern drawl.
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Chicago does not have a southern accent. If you meant southern Illinois, then yes, it definitely does.
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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I don't mind the mid-western accent. Actually, I have friends in Buffalo that talk with that accent. IMO, it's certainly better than listening to a southern accent.
Actually, I should point out that there isn't really a "Midwestern accent." Buffalo is nowhere near the Midwest. The accent that you speak of is called "Inland North," and it's common throughout the Northeastern and Midwestern U.S., from Western New England to Northern Iowa. It is a fairly neutral accent.
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Chicago does not have a southern accent. If you meant southern Illinois, then yes, it definitely does.
No I meant Chicago. Which southern accent does Southern Illinois sound like because we don't all sound the same...???
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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No I meant Chicago. Which southern accent does Southern Illinois sound like because we don't all sound the same...???
Extreme southern IL residents sound like people from Kentucky and Tennessee. I don't see how Chicagoans sound southern?
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