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Old 03-07-2007, 11:51 AM
 
Location: SoCA to NC
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I am not trying to offend anyone so please don't take what I am asking wrong. I am just curious. As I meet some of my new neighbors and others along the way from the north east (Mass.,NJ,NY) many of them are very "loose" with very harsh cursing in every other sentence. On the other hand many of them from that same part of the country don't have this at all. Is it common for north eaterners to speak with such fowl language all the time? Oh and I should add normal to sound like they are yelling all the time too?
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Old 03-07-2007, 12:01 PM
 
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I am not trying to offend anyone so please don't take what I am asking wrong. I am just curious. As I meet some of my new neighbors and others along the way from the north east (Mass.,NJ,NY) many of them are very "loose" with very harsh cursing in every other sentence. On the other hand many of them from that same part of the country don't have this at all. Is it common for north eaterners to speak with such fowl language all the time? Oh and I should add normal to sound like they are yelling all the time too?
Sounds like good ole' NewYorkers to me...it's habit for some
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Old 03-07-2007, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I am not trying to offend anyone so please don't take what I am asking wrong. I am just curious. As I meet some of my new neighbors and others along the way from the north east (Mass.,NJ,NY) many of them are very "loose" with very harsh cursing in every other sentence. On the other hand many of them from that same part of the country don't have this at all. Is it common for north eaterners to speak with such fowl language all the time? Oh and I should add normal to sound like they are yelling all the time too?
Yes, Northerners do tend to cuss, speak louder and in a more direct manner and use "foul" language more then in then many Southeners. I saw many examples of the difference when our two facilities were combined.

We did get used to each other though.
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Old 03-07-2007, 12:29 PM
 
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I'm from the Northeast and do not think that is "normal". My friends and family back home don't curse or yell when talking. I think that is a stereotype. You get all kinds regardless of where you are from.
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Old 03-07-2007, 12:57 PM
 
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Sounds like good ole' NewYorkers to me...it's habit for some
Could be NJ as well. I grew up in Central NJ and yes, that's straight talking. You f*^&ing baby! Just kidding

It took me some time after moving to California, Seattle and Connecticut to curb my "old" ways. Now my brother, who still lives in NJ. Yikes!
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Some people really do talk like the characters in The Sopranos or the characters in the movie The Departed. I don't and I'm from MA.
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:38 PM
 
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Some people really do talk like the characters in The Sopranos or the characters in the movie The Departed. I don't and I'm from MA.
They do. It just takes a little time for a person to lose a lifetime of learning.
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Blacksburg, VA
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A certain percentage of New Yorkers do curse like crazy, but fortunately not everyone! They can also use a more aggressive form of speech which is also sometimes used as humor. However, this humor can be unsettling and not funny for the uninitiated.
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Old 03-07-2007, 03:44 PM
 
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I've never really thought of this as a north vs south issue, so much as a big city vs small town/rural issue. There are plenty of really foul-mouthed North Carolinians too.
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Old 03-07-2007, 03:52 PM
 
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I know small-town country people that cuss every other word, and 'city people' that rarely do - and vice versa. I usually associate foul language with someone with a poor education, or of a low social class or economic status. It doesn't matter whether you're talking about Brooklyn, New York or Lard Bucket, Alabama.
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