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View Poll Results: what do you think of the american accent?
downright annoying!! 4 26.67%
sexy...so hot... 1 6.67%
weird 1 6.67%
normal. cool. 9 60.00%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 09-28-2011, 10:32 PM
 
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a german friend's gf told me she thought it was very haughty/arrogant...(although we're friends)...and she thought the brits were the most lax english...

what do you think?

 
Old 09-29-2011, 12:12 AM
 
Location: City of Angels
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its the only accent that isnt annoying
 
Old 09-29-2011, 12:14 AM
 
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Which American accent? There's different ones, like how there's different accents across England
 
Old 09-29-2011, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Belgium
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I'm so used hearing General American English on TV and the radio that I've come to consider it as perfectly normal.
 
Old 09-29-2011, 12:30 AM
 
Location: the dairyland
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Funny, I usually consider British English to be way more stuck up and arrogant.
Anyway, I speak with an American (Wisconsin) accent, so for me: American English all the way. I don't find it sexy or cool though. Just normal. Weird is your poll.
 
Old 09-29-2011, 12:31 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Rob702 View Post
Funny, I usually consider British English to be way more stuck up and arrogant.
Anyway, I speak with an American (Wisconsin) accent, so for me: American English all the way. I don't find it sexy or cool though. Just normal. Weird is your poll.
Now, Wisconsin/Upper Midwest accents are annoying (kidding!)
 
Old 09-29-2011, 02:33 AM
 
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Funny, I usually consider British English to be way more stuck up and arrogant.
There are a large number of accents just in England, and even more if you consider the rest of the U.K.....some of them sound like they might be High Middle Neanderthal.

Anyway, I speak with an American (Wisconsin) accent, so for me: American English all the way. I don't find it sexy or cool though. Just normal. Weird is your poll. [/quote]

The American accent I grew up with is really annoying...piercingly nasalized vowels, fortunately I lost it when I went to university where other accents predominated.

However, some regional U.S. accents are far more pleasant.
 
Old 09-29-2011, 02:39 AM
 
Location: Paris, France
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Everybody knows that there is more than one American accent -- and yes, some of them are annoying, even to Americans.

But I have no gripe at all with the "standard" American accent (network news anchorperson accent), which I presume is the one that my own accent most resembles.

I have a soft spot for extreme southern accents since I grew up in Mississippi, but I can easily imagine most people hating that accent.

I do not like Boston - Brooklyn - Bronx accents at all.
 
Old 09-29-2011, 02:49 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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... useless poll.
 
Old 09-29-2011, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Silly thread.
There are numerous US accents.
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