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Old 06-19-2012, 10:46 PM
 
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I am moving from north Carolina because of my job. I am wondering if I will fit in. I am very conservative and have a very bad accent. Also how bad can the winters be? Finally I am looking into a house for sale in old town. Dose old town have good schools?
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:40 AM
 
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To be honest, your accent won't make a bit of difference. No one is going to care, although you will be asked where you are from once in a while. That is to be expected though, and in no way a negative thing.
As for you being conservative, more than likely no one will even ask you. If you don't make a big deal of it, no one else will.

HTH,

Amy J
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:55 PM
 
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I am moving from north Carolina because of my job. I am wondering if I will fit in. I am very conservative and have a very bad accent. Also how bad can the winters be? Finally I am looking into a house for sale in old town. Dose old town have good schools?
you should get along fine- do unto others...................

we dont have accents, so we kinda like to hear some,
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Cape Elizabeh, ME
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you'll do fine if they ask about your accent its just cause they are interested not to make fun of you.
Old town/Orono is a college town and there are people from other places that have settled there. The schools are good and its basically a very nice reasonably priced area of bangor to settle in. You'll be fine in the winter...but on a 97 degree day like today with only a window unit well you'll get used to it, it doesn't last long...it will be highs in the 70's again next week.
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Free From The Oppressive State
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you should get along fine- do unto others...................

we dont have accents, so we kinda like to hear some,


Ba.Lon.Ey!

The other day, I was at a friend's house and was introduced to some of her friends. One was a native Mainer. Anyway, we got to talking about my old job, (in Miami), and to make a long story short, she said, "Yah, because most alligators are in packs."

I looked at her quizzically. Packs? No they aren't. I told her, "Packs? No, they are not social animals..."

I was then informed she had said, "parks".

You don't have an accent up here?
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Ba.Lon.Ey!

The other day, I was at a friend's house and was introduced to some of her friends. One was a native Mainer. Anyway, we got to talking about my old job, (in Miami), and to make a long story short, she said, "Yah, because most alligators are in packs."

I looked at her quizzically. Packs? No they aren't. I told her, "Packs? No, they are not social animals..."

I was then informed she had said, "parks".

You don't have an accent up here?
No, no. She didn't say packs. She said pahks. Wolves run in packs. Gatahs live in pahks.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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When we moved to Maine, our youngest son transferred to Old Town high school. We thought they were great.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:08 AM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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you should get along fine- do unto others...................

we dont have accents, so we kinda like to hear some,
Snicker...see right there what he just did? ROFL Ayuh.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:36 PM
 
Location: 40 miles north of Bangor, Maine
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We bought our house up here 4 years ago now. We are originally from New Jersey (and I don't have an accent ) We are asked periodically where we moved here from. Most often it's from saying Wooder (Water) LOL. They are only curious and most often than they start telling about others they know from there also etc.

And, my kids go to Lincoln, but I was sub teaching in Old Town for 1/2 years and I really loved the district. I'd have been happy to put my kids in the district if that was where we had moved.

I think you'll be happy here
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Downeast
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Depends where in NC she's from, she may have an accent if she's from down east (other side of Raleigh) she could have a slight accent as opposed to us up here in the Piedmont.
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