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Old 07-05-2018, 05:42 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Hmmmmm.
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:41 PM
 
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Yes it does
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:57 PM
 
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Late Carroll O'Connor was old school New York City Irish born and raised; so he knew not only that part of Queens, but what sort of accent "Archie Bunker" would have. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carroll_O%27Connor


That being said while perhaps not common with the younger kids today; you still have a good number of older NYC Irish Americans who have that sort of "Archie Bunker" working class Irish accent.


Growing up had friends and schoolmates (Irish) who sounded just like Archie Bunker, and for that matter so did their dads, uncles, etc... These were FDNY, NYPD, longshoremen, etc... They all said "Hah" (Huh) just like Archie.


Listen to PBA president Pat Lynch (born 1964):



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uOwjWHjSIE





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMQo2piJkSU
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Old 07-06-2018, 12:42 AM
 
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Lots of people in College Point, Queens have this accent too.

Tons of people in my own neighborhood have this accent.

It's also prevalent on Long Island still.
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:22 AM
 
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My grandpa was Irish-American and had a watered down version of that accent, he died just a few years ago.

He was the opposite of Archie Bunker, though.

I never hear any young people that sound like that.
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Old 07-06-2018, 05:51 AM
 
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As a kid I had somewhat of a NY accent but my Mother discouraged that, lest I be perceived as "regional", limited, less intelligent or ignorant.

I notice most of the people I work with who are based out of offices below the Mason Dixon line tend to not have a strong Southern accent. It appears in any given country the less of a regional accent you have the more opportunities you seem to get.
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Old 07-06-2018, 06:11 AM
 
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This is all interesting.
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Old 07-06-2018, 06:25 AM
 
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As a kid I had somewhat of a NY accent but my Mother discouraged that, lest I be perceived as "regional", limited, less intelligent or ignorant.

I notice most of the people I work with who are based out of offices below the Mason Dixon line tend to not have a strong Southern accent. It appears in any given country the less of a regional accent you have the more opportunities you seem to get.
Iíve known people in the South with string regional accents in prominent positions. So thatís certainly not always true. Ditto people from Boston.
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Old 07-06-2018, 07:15 AM
 
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The further away from a train station you get the more you will hear it
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:19 AM
 
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As a kid I had somewhat of a NY accent but my Mother discouraged that, lest I be perceived as "regional", limited, less intelligent or ignorant.

I notice most of the people I work with who are based out of offices below the Mason Dixon line tend to not have a strong Southern accent. It appears in any given country the less of a regional accent you have the more opportunities you seem to get.
My grandma used to tell stories about me coming down from Long Island to visit her in Nova. I said, "Ders a doig in da yaad" instead of "There is a dog in the yard." I must have lost it upon moving here but some crept back in when I returned to New York
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