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Old 12-07-2013, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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Clark Park - I just love to hear the NY accent. Awesome sounds line Aresome. lol I was raised in MA but have lived in ME for decades and when we go back to MA I can detect a slight differnce in speach from my friends and relatives there in the greater Boston area. We seem to pick up the dialect of those we spend a lot of time with, without even realizing it.

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Old 12-07-2013, 05:41 AM
 
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Saw the production of We Will Rock You last night, excellent and it was a true experience of a rock concert with a majority of seniors plus in the audience. The audience proved the point of the show that Rockers never die and just lie in wait for a rebirth. Respectfully no one lit cigarette lighters but I am sure most wanted to. A few heads started to nod with Bohemian Rhapsody but that didn't last long as I suspect prudence guided many, however arms waving was safer and plentiful. What I found curious was that we have seen numerous shows there and never saw a police presence which we did see last night even if minimal. You know how the law never trusted Rockers and always had their keen nose officers working. He was moving about consistently and made me wonder if they thought they there might be dealers there which was hilarious as a thought as it was indoors etc etc.
 
Old 12-07-2013, 05:47 AM
 
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Clark Park - I just love to hear the NY accent. Awesome sounds line Aresome. lol I was raised in MA but have lived in ME for decades and when we go back to MA I can detect a slight differnce in speach from my friends and relatives there in the greater Boston area. We seem to pick up the dialect of those we spend a lot of time with, without even realizing it.
I have strong combined multiple accents from different places. What is interesting is that folks from those places can pick up the similarity with their accent. I can even kick in a little Southern but core to it all is still my Jersey accent. I only know how to swear with a Jersey accent since I haven't for decades. However Jersey Boys did bring out the opportunity to knock off some of the rust.
 
Old 12-07-2013, 08:37 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I have strong combined multiple accents from different places. What is interesting is that folks from those places can pick up the similarity with their accent. I can even kick in a little Southern but core to it all is still my Jersey accent. I only know how to swear with a Jersey accent since I haven't for decades. However Jersey Boys did bring out the opportunity to knock off some of the rust.
I don't think you ever lose that Joisey accent, that's a really strong one. I can hear diluted versions of it in some of my CT relatives. I love to hear a bunch of New Yorkers talking fast in their accent so that I can't even understand them. (well, for about 5 minutes I love it.)

AND--WE ARE A STICKY TODAY! Hooooray! Easy to find and doesn't that just prove what a friendly bunch we are!
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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A little anecdote to show how committed I am to common courtesy and helpfulness. I was on the bus the other day when an obese lady boarded. She glared at us and said, "Isn't anyone going to offer me a seat?" I promptly got up and said, "I would be happy to make a small contribution!"
 
Old 12-07-2013, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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A little anecdote to show how committed I am to common courtesy and helpfulness. I was on the bus the other day when an obese lady boarded. She glared at us and said, "Isn't anyone going to offer me a seat?" I promptly got up and said, "I would be happy to make a small contribution!"
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Egads - I guess you did the right thing OR maybe you were worried she sit next (on) you
 
Old 12-07-2013, 11:49 AM
 
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A little anecdote to show how committed I am to common courtesy and helpfulness. I was on the bus the other day when an obese lady boarded. She glared at us and said, "Isn't anyone going to offer me a seat?" I promptly got up and said, "I would be happy to make a small contribution!"
I liked that
 
Old 12-07-2013, 11:53 AM
 
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I don't think you ever lose that Joisey accent, that's a really strong one. I can hear diluted versions of it in some of my CT relatives. I love to hear a bunch of New Yorkers talking fast in their accent so that I can't even understand them. (well, for about 5 minutes I love it.)

AND--WE ARE A STICKY TODAY! Hooooray! Easy to find and doesn't that just prove what a friendly bunch we are!
I also have a Pennsylvania Dutch influence along with Baltmor, yes speaka the deutsch Hon.
 
Old 12-07-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Clark Park - I just love to hear the NY accent. Awesome sounds line Aresome. lol I was raised in MA but have lived in ME for decades and when we go back to MA I can detect a slight differnce in speach from my friends and relatives there in the greater Boston area. We seem to pick up the dialect of those we spend a lot of time with, without even realizing it.
I remember going to New York in the mid-70's and being told *I* was the one with an accent
 
Old 12-07-2013, 03:53 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I don't think you ever lose that Joisey accent, that's a really strong one.
Correction: New Jerseyans never say "Joisey" ... that would be closer to a Brooklyn accent. If you listen very carefully to natives of either North Jersey (NYC metro) or South Jersey (Philly metro) it actually sounds more like "Jearsey."

My parents were both from Manhattan and college educated so their accent was not the stereotypical "Brooklynese" that we associate with Archie Bunker, Ralph Kramden, or the cast of Car 54 Where Are You. Our New York accents were closer to Rudolph Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, Phil Silvers, and the late Gilda Radner.

When I was in the Royal Merchant Navy, the Brits could not distinguish my accent only that they knew it was American and not "Southern." Southerners likewise can tell I'm a Yankee from the northeast, but when I tell them I'm from Philly they assume it's where I'm originally from and my parents as well ... they cannot discern the subtle differences.
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