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Old Yesterday, 01:01 AM
 
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I notice cultures and accents across the world and usa are disappearing. Cultures and accents are a good thing and make us unique to one another. We should be trying to preserve our cultures and accents and be proud of who we are and where we are from instead of getting rid of all of it! It's ever more important with the media and social media to remember this! Don't let creativity die!
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Old Yesterday, 10:01 AM
 
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I notice cultures and accents across the world and usa are disappearing. Cultures and accents are a good thing and make us unique to one another. We should be trying to preserve our cultures and accents and be proud of who we are and where we are from instead of getting rid of all of it! It's ever more important with the media and social media to remember this! Don't let creativity die!
I think it depends on why accents and cultures within the United States are disappearing. And the answer is -- the media. And I don't mean that in a blaming way. Most people don't like (for example) a Georgia cracker. So that is rarely portrayed is films and on television. Therefore, as people move around more in where they live, the accent is fading. Same with food and other aspects of culture.

If it were some insidious plot, that would be different.
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Old Yesterday, 10:22 AM
 
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I notice cultures and accents across the world and usa are disappearing. Cultures and accents are a good thing and make us unique to one another. We should be trying to preserve our cultures and accents and be proud of who we are and where we are from instead of getting rid of all of it! It's ever more important with the media and social media to remember this! Don't let creativity die!
Which accents are disappearing?
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Old Yesterday, 10:41 AM
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I also don't see accents disappearing. That's just an assumption and unfounded premise being thrown out with no proof.

Regardless, I can see the value in preserving culture, but not accents.
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Old Yesterday, 10:47 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Not clear if accents have any bearing whatsoever on culture. We did have regional accents particularly in the South and the Northeast. And up into the 40ís people in the upper social and economic classes affected what was called the Mid Atlantic accent.

If you watch some of the old 30ís movies youíll hear the old Mid Atlantic accent which sounds almost British upper class. Mass media has nearly erased most of the old regional accents. Regional culture still exists through history, music, food, the arts and many other things.
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Old Yesterday, 11:28 AM
 
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I think accents are disappearing because we are a fluid culture, moving about the country. Language is in flux, so you get people moving around and adopting kind of watered down accents.

I will say, I went crabbing in Louisiana a few years ago and spent the day among cajuns, and I couldn't understand a thing they said.

Separated by a common language. ;D
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Old Yesterday, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Some people are ashamed of their accents. Especially actors.

That's not a fair shame to reinforce but Hollywood did it.
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Old Yesterday, 05:21 PM
 
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Some people are ashamed of their accents. Especially actors.

That's not a fair shame to reinforce but Hollywood did it.
Listen to Hollywood actors or presidential speeches from the 1940s, and then today. They had a "cadence", I don't know if I'd call it an accent, when addressing audiences. This has disappeared.
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Old Yesterday, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Mexico City (at the moment)
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Listen to Hollywood actors or presidential speeches from the 1940s, and then today. They had a "cadence", I don't know if I'd call it an accent, when addressing audiences. This has disappeared.
Some of it was aquired by purpose.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpv_IkO_ZBU
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Old Yesterday, 07:50 PM
 
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the absence of an accent is an accent.
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