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Old 11-07-2019, 11:07 AM
 
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In large cities, I see accents being less prominent.

In rural areas, they're very prominent. When I moved back to northeast Iowa after living in Des Moines for awhile, the accent was REALLY noticeable.
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:16 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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OKLAHOMA:

Most stereotypes of Oklahoma have some truth to them but are somewhat exaggerated...........

However the one that is NOT true is that Oklahoma is "flat and barren". While parts of the state are flat and some of the state is barren, most of it is undulating terrain with some long hills and small mountain ranges thrown in. Much of the state is forested albeit a lot of it is thick scraggly hardwoods.

EddieG!........shhhhhhhhhh

This is the ONE THING keeping the transplants out for years.

Don't ruin a good lie that benefits Okies!
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:17 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Everyone has some sort of accent whether they know it or not.

What we say in Oklahoma when someone mentions the Okie accent:

"We don't talk funny, ya'll do!"
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:21 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Lived in the south my whole life. Never liked grits. They don't taste like anything!

People think that in NC everyone is either a Duke or UNC fan. Incorrect.

Duke fans are all in NJ

That's why you put a pound of butter in there. Problem solved.
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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100% agree. It was just funny to me when Southerners claimed they did not have a Southern accent just because they couldn't hear it and other Southerners couldn't point it out because it was much lighter than theirs. As someone not from the South, I could always hear the Southern accent in anyone regardless of how light it was. Not everyone had one, but if they did, I heard it. And those light accents often led others to believe that individual didn't have a Southern accent just because it was so much less noticeable than others'.
I used to work as a corporate trainer and traveled all over the US to various offices. Believe me, people have accents EVERYWHERE. Even when they are swearing up and down "No, YOU'RE the one with the accent." Newsflash - everyone has an accent.
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Yes & Yes.
Everyone has an accent.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPfOL4wUuMU
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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EddieG!........shhhhhhhhhh

This is the ONE THING keeping the transplants out for years.

Don't ruin a good lie that benefits Okies!
Sorry, I thought that's what our tornadoes were for.
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Old 11-07-2019, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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Well I will say that's something I never would've imagined. But I think we could agree that Mississippians having a Southern accent is not a contradictory stereotype.
There's a YouTube video of the 50 states accent. Everbody act out there state's accent and the Mississippi one had to act with a "southern" accent yet his regular accent is generic american accent.
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Old 11-07-2019, 02:15 PM
 
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There's a YouTube video of the 50 states accent. Everbody act out there state's accent and the Mississippi one had to act with a "southern" accent yet his regular accent is generic american accent.
If the acccent is dying in MS, then accents must be dying in all 50 states
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Old 11-07-2019, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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Yes.
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