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View Poll Results: Is President George W Bush's Texas Accent for real?
It is real because he did live in TX 20 58.82%
It is a fake accent to fool the voters 14 41.18%
Voters: 34. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-05-2007, 05:34 PM
j33
 
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How long has Bush lived in Texas? People can and often do change their accents later than age five. I have a family member who moved from New England to the Midwest when she was in high school, and her accent changed over time (there are only a few traces of new england left, she reported that she was made fun of for her Boston accent as a teenager so she made an effort to change it, and eventually the change became part of her normal speech).

I am no fan of Bush when it comes to political policy, and never voted for him, but I do not care how he came about having a Texas accent.
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Old 11-10-2007, 09:53 AM
 
Location: New York
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It's more authentic than Hillary Clinton's "black" accent, that's for sure. She sounds like Woody Guthrie with a cheek full of novocaine.
Black accent?

Here accent sound very mid-West.... as in from Chicago.
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Old 11-10-2007, 09:54 AM
 
Location: New York
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Your accent comes from your parents and other people you talk to during your first five years of life. Bush only lived in TX later in life. Its a fake!
To some degree. But my accent has changed a lot due to the company I keep. It just does, probably because I have a very good ear.
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Old 11-10-2007, 09:57 AM
 
Location: New York
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Are you sure of this? My sister was born and raised in Texas but moved to Pennsylvania at 18 and then a couple of years later to Massachusetts. She now has absolutely no Texas accent but sounds completely like a damn yankee (ref another post on this forum). There are times I just cannot understand her.

So, how much later in life was it the Dubya moved to Texas? Got any clues?

And BTW, if that were the case, I'd be speaking with a Portuguese accent.
When I was living in Italy, I spoke Italian with a German accent. (I don't know German.) It must have been my buddies who were Swiss.
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Old 11-10-2007, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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What a lame thread this is. Of course his accent is real! Have you ever been to Texas? I lived there 20 years my friend and my accent moved with me.
I am on the telephone frequently with people from Texas.....and when I hang up....I sound just like them.......ya'll jus don unnerstan........
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Old 11-10-2007, 02:24 PM
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He's faking it. He was born in New Haven, CT. I don't think he's faking 'stupid' though.
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Old 11-10-2007, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Black accent?

Here accent sound very mid-West.... as in from Chicago.
Oh, really?


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Old 11-10-2007, 03:05 PM
 
Location: SanAnFortWAbiHoustoDalCentral, Texas
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He's faking it. He was born in New Haven, CT. I don't think he's faking 'stupid' though.
Yeah, I understand those delivery docs in New Haven install quality voice boxes, guaranteed to last a life time, but that they're pretty short on brains themselves.

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Old 02-27-2008, 11:56 AM
 
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Default I'm from Texas

I was born and raised in Texas and I have yet to met anyone with his awful accent.
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:22 PM
 
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I moved from NY to TX then NM and developed quite a bit of an accent. Then I moved back to the North East and after awhile NOONE could understand me LOL! Now after a few years I am back to "normal" again.

Hillary lived in a few states too - Illinois, Arkansas and NY.
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