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Old 12-01-2008, 05:44 PM
 
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In the media I can think of Indian American Bobby Jindal, Hispanic American Leonard Padilla, Jewish American Kinky Friedman, and there is an Italian American woman who shows up on the FNC alot named Pam Bondi who all have typical Southern accents. People don't usually associate Americans of East Indian, Hispanic, Jewish, or Italian descent with a good 'boy accent because that accent is mostly spoken by WASP's. Outside of the media has anyboody here ever personally met somebody like that ?
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Paramus, NJ
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I have a friend who moved down to Florida many years ago. She grew up here in the north with no accent and by the time she managed to get in contact with me again, she gained a southern accent. O_o That's pretty cool, me thinks. Although, I usually do not associate Florida with the southern accent too much because it's a huge transplant state. <.<

Edit: So, I think anyone could obtain the southern accent. Just stay down there for a couple years. Soon, you'll become one of them regardless of your ethnicity.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA/São Paulo, Brazil
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Yes, I am Tongan and my cousins in Texas speak with a Texas accent. Its cute.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:18 PM
 
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I have Jewish friends in the South.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:42 PM
 
Location: btw Bmore and DC but in the Bmore Metro Stat Area
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:31 PM
 
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Jimmy Wang Yang the korean redneck.

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Old 12-02-2008, 12:00 AM
 
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Plenty of Cuban-Americans from the Keys and Miami living in Ocala/Northern Florida who have developed a Southern drawl. I once met a guy (born and raised in Northern Florida) whose parents immigrated from Cuba in the 1960's who had a Confederate flag tattoo on his arm.
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:49 PM
 
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I have heard Nate Bergatze (Italian), comedian from Tennessee, speak with a Southern accent. I have met a Jewish lady with a Southern accent, although she was half-Jewish.
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