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Old 06-23-2012, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Lubec, ME
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You don't have an accent up here?
Nope, no accent.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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You don't have a "bad" accent, you just have an accent. Funny how living in an area for a number of years you seem to pick up the accent without even realizing it. We have lived in Maine now for over 40 years and when I hear some of my relatives that live on the south shore of MA it seems like "they" have an accent. lol That is how I "used" to sound. Also a friend of mine that was born and raised in MA moved to VA and now sounds like she had always lived there.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:06 PM
 
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Great i grew up in Il, spent 20 yrs in Houston , now in Bangor for good, i am few yrs i am going to sound very strange .
Mid western accent with southern and Mainer flare
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:16 PM
 
Location: New England
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Funny how living in an area for a number of years you seem to pick up the accent without even realizing it. We have lived in Maine now for over 40 years and when I hear some of my relatives that live on the south shore of MA it seems like "they" have an accent.
So true. I've only lived here for 6 months now and already catch myself saying "wah-ter" instead of "waw-ter". I used to tell myself it was only to make myself better understood (the older Mainers seem to have a hard time understanding my husband's job in "fah-restry"!), but it has quickly become habit. Oh and weird how in Maine it's "waah-ter" but it's also "faw-restry".
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