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Old 10-18-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3_VId0GJXc
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:01 PM
 
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Not at all. It's satire so things will be extremely exaggerated.
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Old 10-18-2010, 01:25 PM
 
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Hahahahahaha! No one I've ever talked to in Rochester souns like that. I have no clue where the theory of our accent comes from.
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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LMAO. The only accent my fiance makes fun of is the way we all say water.... I think we pronounce it perfectly but thats the only notice from him.
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Lol.... that is funny!
We have lived in the mid-atlantic for quite a long time now, people say that we have an accent all the time. They ask me if I am from Canada?
I know that my accent isn't that strong...
They also tell us that we pronounce TV with alot of accent on the "V".
Never really thought much about it.
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:58 AM
 
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Hahahahahaha! No one I've ever talked to in Rochester souns like that. I have no clue where the theory of our accent comes from.
oh no, trust me...there is a Rochester accent. I didn't notice it until living away for so long, but now I can't go a day without noticing it; even in myself. It's uniquely "Rochester" because while it is mostly that nasaly great lakes accent usually associated with Chicago; it has a bit of a northeastern twang in it too. Most of us don't have it in such an exaggerated way as in that song (thank god!) but it's there. It's the heaviest in Greece; less noticeable in the city and the east side suburbs; but still there.

For a long time I had always thought the way that we say things in Rochester was "accent free". Indeed, upstate ny used to be lumped in with PA/Ohio/Indiana/ etc as the places with "newscaster" or accent free speech; but now that has shifted.


One of the words its most noticeable to me now is the word "bag"....we pronounce that word like "Bay" with a G sound at the end. Almost like "beige", but with a harder G. Everyone else says "bahg", with the hard "a" sound,
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:56 AM
 
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lol - one of my friends says "bAY-ghee" for baggie. ALWAYS cracks me up... and I'm only in Syracuse. haha
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:32 PM
 
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As someone not from Rochester I can assure you that there is a very noticeable accent. The two guys on that video (which was quite funny in capturing all of the silly Rochester stereotypes) sounded very different to me - with one of them (the first one) sounding more Rochester than the other one. It was slightly exaggerated, but definitely captured the essence.
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:42 PM
 
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The one guy in this video definitely sounded Canadian. These two things are NOT the same. There is definitely a difference between a Rochester accent and a Canadian accent. The one who took his kids to Buffalo to go to six flags sounds more Canadian than Rochesterian.

Also, ever since moving back I've noticed, perhaps sadly, that while the Rochester accent is still alive and strong; "pop" seems to largely have been replaced with "soda" by many people; at least among youths.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:35 AM
 
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trust me there absolutely is a Rochester accent--I am away at college right now, and I am reminded of how 'different' I talk almost daily.

and I wouldn't be caught dead calling pop 'soda'....i cannot stand that word.
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