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07-12-2007, 07:22 PM
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notheastern... surprised it got it right

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07-12-2007, 07:28 PM
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Split in two and jumping up and down when i talk is fair and accurate but the "uut and abuut" part i've always wondered where that comes from. I've heard from Americans before that think Canadians say that but I've never heard anyone I know pronounce "out and about" like that, it may possibly be an east coast thing like maybe in Newfoundland.
Also being a Canadian that one kinda puzzled me as well. That is until last year when I was at University and I had an English professor who definitely and clearly pronouced it "oot and aboot". I figured she must have been from Ontario or something, because I don't think it's a western Canadian thing.

I do say "eh" though. But thats just the Canadian version of an American's "huh" or a Brit's "yeah".

Canadian: That girl's hot, eh?
American: That girl's hot, huh?
Brit: That girl's hot, yeah? (replace girl and hot with equivalent slang)

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07-12-2007, 09:12 PM
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I don't think I have much of an accent at all, but when I travel I notice people sometimes look at me strange when I talk, lol. This occured in Pittsburgh and St. Louis and a few other places in the midwest.

I do have some NY-esque quirks in my voice, like ending sentences with "huh?". Like "boy, that one over there is nice, huh?" only it's more like "uh".

My mom actually has a much thicker accent than me. She always says "thawr" as in "Time to thaw the meat". I always wind up correcting her.

And I definitely notice the Canadian accent..it's mostly eastern canada. I enjoy it especially when travelling to that area.

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07-12-2007, 09:58 PM
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This may sound strange ...I was visiting Texas. Me and my buddy are having a beer and BSing when a girl walks up to me and says "you are from Staten Island ... I can tell that accent anywhere....my Aunt is from Staten Island and she sounds exactly like you<accent wise>"

I was like What??? <kinda like that caveman in the Geico commercial>

I am from S.I. but I never heard of a S.I. accent.

IMO... It's more Brooklynish

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07-12-2007, 10:06 PM
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"You have a Northern accent. That could either be the Chicago/Detroit/Cleveland/Buffalo accent (easily recognizable) or the Western New England accent that news networks go for."

That's pretty accurate, but they are covering such a large, broad area with that statement, including places with accents that are definitely dissimilar.

Central New Yorkers heavily emphasize the short vowel sounds, especially the "a" and "o", but overall, I still don't think I sound like I'm from Chicago. It's soda, not pop!

Of any of them, I sound much more like Western New England than anything else. After all, "wicked" as an adjective is a staple of my vocabulary, and has been since childhood; it's a very common word in CNY. But I definitely do not say "wicked pissah."


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07-12-2007, 10:20 PM
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It's soda, not pop!
Yes. Amen.

I agree that it is kind of a wide range to group into one. I have a few friends in Chicago and they pronounce their R's alot longer than my friends in upstate NY. Then again, I normally associate Chicago accents with the Bears Superfans even though I know that's not always the case

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Northeastern here also ...which is correct ...Queens/Long Island

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07-12-2007, 11:21 PM
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I got southern, even though I have lived on Lawn Guy Land my entire life

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...It's a bs test because it deals more with pronunciation stereotypes than anything else. People who are well educated will learn to pronounce most words properly therefore making that test useless. Your accent more deals with how your voice sounds....
So all of us here are not well educated?

I guess since I say "Don" and "Dawn" the same way and get paid as much as a college graduate (mind you I have about 15 credits to my name and am not planning on going back any time soon) that means I'm not well educated.

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07-13-2007, 06:14 AM
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yorkshire accent if anyones been to england its the north of england

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girls with the southern accents are the hottest

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07-13-2007, 10:11 AM
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So all of us here are not well educated?

I guess since I say "Don" and "Dawn" the same way and get paid as much as a college graduate (mind you I have about 15 credits to my name and am not planning on going back any time soon) that means I'm not well educated.
So true. You only seem to have troubles with a few words though. But the clowns like me have troubes with AR's TH's very deep Brooklyn and even at this age I still wear a suit and tie like a geek.

But thats not to say the sterotype isn't all wrong either. If you were to talk to me you would probably assume high school drop out. And have good reason to assume that. lol

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07-13-2007, 10:16 AM
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girls with the southern accents are the hottest
Call me crazy but the "southern drawl" is not a turn on to me. They say curse as cuss. That gets to me as like few things can. Sad but true.

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07-13-2007, 10:19 AM
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haha, gotta hear that sometime..

where and how have you been man?
hey bro! long time no hear!!!

im backing in vienna working for the united nations... getting rid countries that perform nuclear testing

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yorkshire accent if anyones been to england its the north of england
cup o' cha... hahahahaha... i was exposed to the yorkshire accent for three years......... shimy! hahahahahahaha... loved it!

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