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Old 09-14-2009, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Clearwater, FL
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Almost everyone in Lakeland has a southern accent.
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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Definatly someone from Plant City or anything north of Hillsborough County. There is actually a huge percentage of people in North Florida that have a heavy southern accent. Try small places such as Madison, Live Oak, Lake City, Branford, Jasper, White Springs, and all of those surrounding areas, even in Tallahassee.
Don't forget inland areas in Central and South Florida like Okeechobee, Sebring, Arcadia, Bartow, etc.
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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Very true, those places slipped my mind! lol

Also, Gainesville and Ocala, Hawthorne, Micanopy, Newberry, Williston, Lake St. Mary, Palatka and Perry...and a zillion other places, lol.

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Don't forget inland areas in Central and South Florida like Okeechobee, Sebring, Arcadia, Bartow, etc.
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:01 PM
 
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Almost everyone in Lakeland has a southern accent.
Say what? Sure would like to meet some of them because I'm constantly teased for sounding so southern. In fact, some people have gone further than fun teasing and have mocked me and indicated my accent is "put on". Nope, not at all. Growing up in NC and attending school 3 years in TN tends to make one sound "southern".
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Old 01-13-2017, 08:31 PM
 
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Will as it stands out Florida is definitely a Southern state. Mainly only the major urban areas, like Tampa, Orlando, and Miami would lack Southern accents, but small town and rural areas wouldn't.
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Old 01-14-2017, 09:31 AM
 
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The further north you go in Florida, the more 'southern' it gets.
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Old 01-14-2017, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Around and about
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Yay! I may still be able to live in Tampa and find a guy with a nice Southern accent. :0)

Me but I'm orginally from a little north of Panama City.

Actually, i can tell the different dialects from different southern locations.
For example, a Georgia accent sounds a bit different than a north Florida/Alabama accent.
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