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Old 06-08-2010, 04:43 PM
 
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Just curious lol
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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That used to be more common than it is nowadays. There was, for example, a very distinct Greenpoint accent (you could tell right away; 'er' and 'oi' were transposed). If you happen to remember the famous old sitcom All in the Family--Archie Bunker spoke with a Greenpoint accent. Of course, if you came from that part of Brooklyn, you would've called the neighborhood Greenpernt!
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:21 AM
 
Location: New York City
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But Archie lived in Astoria! LOL! Was he from Greenpernt?
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:15 PM
 
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Ed Norton was from Greenpernt.
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Ed Norton was from Greenpernt.
I thought he was from Canarsie
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:40 PM
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Location: Queens, NY
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yeah, its not common anymore...
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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How about this? True or not?


YouTube - The accents of the 5 boroughs of NYC -- a how to by a native -- the real deal!
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Yes ! Definitely.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:55 PM
 
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Archie's house was in Corona. Where Did Archie Bunker Live?

Since Queens is such a melting pot, we have lots of accents. But I grew up here and I don't have an accent at all. When I lived outside of NY people couldn't believe I was from here. They all said I spoke like a mid westerner.
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:24 PM
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Location: Queens, NY
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no, its not.

bk and queens are on the same island. various trains go through each borough. how on earth are we going to speak differently from each other? bk, queens, bx, etc. are all a part of the same city. we do not speak differently on average.

if anything transplants are the ones with different accents, but its not because of the borough they live in.

Moderator cut: Language this lady too for talking bad about queens.

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