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Old 04-18-2012, 02:07 PM
 
Location: USA
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sometimes the ny accent can be a little extreme,
as if being the exact opposite spectrum of the
southern accent, so people take speech classes
to learn how to speak with a standard american
english accent. it's hard for some people to do tho.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:33 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Schools had mandatory speech classes in the 70s (not sure about before or since) to rid you of your NYC accent.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:50 PM
 
Location: on the Hudson
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I was in Poughkeepsie for a weekend last summer and a lot of people there had the old-school NYC accent. I don't know if the accent has always stretched that far north or if it was coming from people who had moved up from the city.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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I'm a native and grew up starting in the late 80's and still here in the present. Me or my siblings don't really have the NY accent, it's an American accent at best. But it is nostalgic at times when I hear it from others, and know I'm in good company of another fellow native. Though I heard each borough (back in the day, these days not so much with all the transplants and natives migrating out), has their own particular accent nuances.
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:11 PM
 
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^ everybody is starting to sound
like French Montana now lol.




good thing so much real hip hop
came out of nyc to remind the
world how many of the real
new yorkers sound.
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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I was in Poughkeepsie for a weekend last summer and a lot of people there had the old-school NYC accent. I don't know if the accent has always stretched that far north or if it was coming from people who had moved up from the city.
There is alot of people with NYC accent in the suburbs surronding the city from Mantauk on edge of Long Island to Platsburg near the Canadian Border.
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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I was in Poughkeepsie for a weekend last summer and a lot of people there had the old-school NYC accent. I don't know if the accent has always stretched that far north or if it was coming from people who had moved up from the city.
I was born there and still have family up there. They would all tease me about my accent. I think when I was younger I had one and at times now I whip out my New Yawk accent but given the work environment I'm in and speak to people around the country and globe, I've had to learn to speak slower and more pronounced. I think, imo, that's why some people have lost their accents a little. We don't tawk ova cawfee like we usta.

Anyway, there are a lot of people from NYC that moved up there. You get way, way more house for your money at a reasonable commute to the city for work.
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:58 PM
 
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Personally, some New York accents kind of annoy me. Just my two cents though, hahaha.
There's nothing really worse than the overly dramatic whiny jew yorker accent. Now before a couple of you jump down my throat for being "insensitive" or some nonsense like that, I am not saying all jewish new yorkers. Not even most. Just some, and I am entitled to that opinion.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Ridgewood, NY
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There's nothing really worse than the overly dramatic whiny jew yorker accent. Now before a couple of you jump down my throat for being "insensitive" or some nonsense like that, I am not saying all jewish new yorkers. Not even most. Just some, and I am entitled to that opinion.
I think I have an idea which person brought this accent to your attention...
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:05 PM
 
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I think I have an idea which person brought this accent to your attention...
Haha no he didn't bring it to mind. Hell I didn't even notice that he posted on the thread until I looked again. However I do see catching some crap from him about it though.
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