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Old 12-27-2014, 05:24 PM
 
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A lot of people think it's northern, while some think it's southern. What's your opinion based on this? It's so weird, it's similar the the "Is Baltimore a Southern or Northern city?" question. But whatever, opinions?
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Old 12-27-2014, 05:38 PM
 
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B'more and surrounding area is weird, some people have no accent at all, some sound a little southern, some sound like a weird mix of both. What's funny is much of MD to me sounds more southern than over the border in VA, granted it's Northern VA.
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Old 12-27-2014, 05:49 PM
 
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B'more and surrounding area is weird, some people have no accent at all, some sound a little southern, some sound like a weird mix of both. What's funny is much of MD to me sounds more southern than over the border in VA, granted it's Northern VA.
Yeah, it is weird. Now as to the surrounding areas you mention, how do you feel about DC?
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Old 12-27-2014, 07:20 PM
 
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Baltimore is below the Mason-Dixon Line, therefore it's southern. It's a shame how far Baltimore has fallen since the Civil War. Thank you Abe Lincoln.
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Old 12-27-2014, 07:38 PM
 
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Baltimore is below the Mason-Dixon Line, therefore it's southern. It's a shame how far Baltimore has fallen since the Civil War. Thank you Abe Lincoln.
Lol well I'm sure we all know Baltimore is located just below the Mason-Dixon Line,
but Baltimore has more of a northern attitude/atmosphere.




Anyways we're off-topic

The question was,


"Does the Baltimore accent sound southern or northern to you?"
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Old 12-27-2014, 07:46 PM
 
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Baltimore is below the Mason-Dixon Line, therefore it's southern. It's a shame how far Baltimore has fallen since the Civil War. Thank you Abe Lincoln.
Fallen? Prove that Baltimore fell after the Civil War.
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Old 12-27-2014, 11:28 PM
 
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I'd say the Baltimore accent is definitely northern. It's definitely distinct from, but has some similarities to, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia accents. I don't hear anything southern in it.
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Old 12-27-2014, 11:48 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure the Baltimore accent is best described as Appalachian in origin.
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Old 12-28-2014, 12:01 AM
 
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I'm pretty sure the Baltimore accent is best described as Appalachian in origin.
No It had a Blue Collar origin, much like Philadelphias accent. Pittsburgh accent would be a better example of Appalachian in origin
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Old 12-28-2014, 12:45 AM
 
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No It had a Blue Collar origin, much like Philadelphias accent. Pittsburgh accent would be a better example of Appalachian in origin
If you can, or anyone else explain to me what a Appalachian is? I've never seen or heard of it (EXCUSE MY SLOWNESS)
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