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07-12-2007, 06:13 AM
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I have cousins from Ottawa and they all say the uut and abuut thing, maybe you're just hanging around with the wrong crowd man. Definitely not something you want to miss.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_raising

It's eh+oo instead of ah+oo, but since people like to exaggerate it when imitating, they just say "oo."

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07-12-2007, 06:15 AM
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Apparently, I have a northeastern accent. Good to know.

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Surprisingly, they don't have german accent.

So it's Northern ("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.").

Is that good or bad?

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07-12-2007, 06:33 AM
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Oh and Inferno, thats the funniest ****ing **** I've seen in awhile. If Espn would do a dumb ass poll to see which OT was more now, the hamster would kill Ashley's accent thingy, no offense Ash. But that thing is flippin awesome
Yeah I just saw the one with the Over Dramatics and the Light Sabre (sabre? Sabre? wow - I have no idea how to spell it, but I can tell you I don't mean a glowing beast) last night, funny stuff.

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07-12-2007, 06:38 AM
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Apparently, I have a northeastern accent. Good to know.
Same here

Even if 'british' would most likely be more correct, with some added random borks

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07-12-2007, 06:47 AM
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Same here

Even if 'british' would most likely be more correct, with some added random borks
Are Borks cousins of Mork from Mork and Mindy? Like a Swedish Robin Williams I guess.

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07-12-2007, 06:58 AM
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Are Borks cousins of Mork from Mork and Mindy? Like a Swedish Robin Williams I guess.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_Chef

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07-12-2007, 07:20 AM
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Pure genius my friend
BÝrk! BÝrk! BÝrk!

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07-12-2007, 07:23 AM
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I have a Hyundai accent!!!!

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07-12-2007, 07:38 AM
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I have a lot of family in Canada. Some of them do indeed say "oot" and "aboot". It isn't quite as bad as people joke about, but the sound is definitely there. I think its mostly an Ontario thing as my family from Quebec doesnt say it (they arent French).

I used to have a Jersey accent, but its mostly gone. When I went to high school in Jersey City, and half my class was from Bayonne, Hoboken, and West New York, your accent can't help but get worse. But 9 years later, its pretty much gone.

Except for things like cawfee and wuter (not even sure how to spell the Jersey pronunciation of water, but theres definitely no "a" in there).

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07-12-2007, 08:03 AM
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heres another OT post, just dont want to create a new topic for it....


check out this picture, is it wrong i laughed so hard i almost stopped breathing when i first saw it?


no because i literally spilled out my drink while i was reading this unsuspecting thread, and consider yourself lucky im not sueing you. I almost spit it all over my notebook, but something went through my nose so i might have to sue you...

damn you! send it to the rodent, im sure hed love that.


now on topic of this off topic.

it says i have a northern accent, but i know for a fact that mines some sort of an euromix, mostly a butchered british accent with some spanish/german influence.


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07-12-2007, 08:17 AM
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I have a Hyundai accent!!!!
What a tragedy.

I gotta say this thing nailed the geographic region that I was born and grew up in exactly, "Northeast New England". Pretty cool.

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07-12-2007, 08:23 AM
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It says I have a "midland" accent, which basically seems to mean I don't have an accent. Which I'll take. The highlited area was from central PA to Kansas, but I'm born and raised in NYC except for college in Ohio.

I'll take that, I think if you asked a NYer they would say I don't have an accent but when I go down south people think I have a NY accent.

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07-12-2007, 08:37 AM
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I have a Hyundai accent!!!!
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What a tragedy.
Not as tragic as Red Wings, proud american motortown heroes, losing their playoffs at, :drumroll:, Honda Center

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07-12-2007, 08:46 AM
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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.

And I'm from Westchester, meh.
I do have an Italian kinda sound to my voice, but I guess I pronounce words the Northern way...

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07-12-2007, 09:54 AM
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Mid-Atlantic accent.

Which is about right since all you have to do is push the yellow over and that's Monmouth county. Plus I spent 2 years in Philly and I'm there quite regularly.

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Northern accent. Born in da Bronx, and sound like it too.

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How many of you guys say "warsh" instead of "wash"? I have to constantly correct my mom on that as she's constantly saying it the wrong way. And that includes the state of "Warshington" and "Warshington DC".

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07-12-2007, 10:12 AM
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Not as tragic as Red Wings, proud american motortown heroes, losing their playoffs at, :drumroll:, Honda Center
Yah, well, the Wings should have just known better than to get involved with anything that says Honda on it and expect to come out winners. (see avatar)

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How many of you guys say "warsh" instead of "wash"? I have to constantly correct my mom on that as she's constantly saying it the wrong way. And that includes the state of "Warshington" and "Warshington DC".
Is your Mom from the Kentucky/Tennessee area? Lots of folks I know from there say "Warsh".

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07-12-2007, 10:12 AM
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my accent is a mixture of governator Schwarzenegger's (more like Rainier Wolfcastle from the Simpsons) and scottish, bit of british english (lived and studied in the UK).. and having lived in toronto, i've picked up the "ey" at the end of certain sentances...

funny... hahahahahaha...

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07-12-2007, 10:17 AM
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They said I have a midland accent. Which is interesting because I grew up in NYC and went to college in California and have never lived anywhere else other than those two places. And certainly nowhere in the midwest.

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Another Swede here with a Northeastern accent apparently. I guess that's just how they teach us back home... been in Halifax 3 years now, but I don't think that has much to do with it.

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07-12-2007, 10:32 AM
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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. If you have an Italianish sounding voice, odds are you have a southern New York accent. Doesn't matter if you pronounce words one way or another. Most people I talk to who don't know where I'm from hear my voice and usually know right away that I'm from New York and my voice isn't anywhere close to the Brooklyn/Bronx accent. Mine is more because I have two parents who were born in Italy and moved here as teens and therefore have an Italian accent so I picked it up being around it my whole life.

It's just like if you talk to someone who's of Hispanic descent... Even if they were born here, the majority of them have an Hispanic accent that's very clear to hear.

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07-12-2007, 11:33 AM
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my accent is a mixture of governator Schwarzenegger's (more like Rainier Wolfcastle from the Simpsons) and scottish, bit of british english (lived and studied in the UK).. and having lived in toronto, i've picked up the "ey" at the end of certain sentances...

funny... hahahahahaha...
haha, gotta hear that sometime..

where and how have you been man?

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Italian Brooklyn accent.

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