(Closed) What is your Accent/Dialect?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which is Closest to Your Accent/Dialect?
    General American : (64 votes)
    32 %
    New England : (10 votes)
    5 %
    New Jersey/ York (I know they are different but for simplicity's sake) : (13 votes)
    7 %
    "Southern" (specify) : (30 votes)
    15 %
    Mid-West : (35 votes)
    18 %
    Texan (specify) : (8 votes)
    4 %
    VERY Localized : (13 votes)
    7 %
    A Mix (please mark which ones) : (19 votes)
    10 %
    British Empire (specify- RBP, etc) : (5 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I don’t really have much of an accent except for a few words that I say.  I was completely shocked that someone could pinpoint where I grew up based on how I talk.

    Post # 4
    Member
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    I don;t have one, and neither do the majority of my family, even though they are from the South. My grandma used to have a Southern accent but she’s lost most of it, and she is the only person who had one of any kind.

    Post # 5
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    2299 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I have a midwestern accent…meaning no accent pretty much:)

    Post # 7
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    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My area is well known for no accents, a far majority of speaking coaches come from here.

    Post # 8
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    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I’m from NorCal, people can pick me out of a crowd because I say ‘hella’. >.<

    Post # 9
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    56 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    South Louisiana accent

    Post # 10
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    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m very general american, bland, no accent, but I suck them up like a sponge. There are a lot of North Woods accents up here, very Canadian sounding. Some people think I sound Southern since I’m from closer to TKS’s neck of the woods (SOOOO not the South, haha).

    It’s funny how even within 250 miles, people know you’re from ‘somewhere else.’ I can tell who’s Canadian, ND, WI, MN, IA, and even particular locations within the states have certain accents I can pick out.

    Post # 11
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    3601 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I have mix of deep South and Appalachian. I live on what’s called the Cumberland Plateau, meaning not in the foot hills of Appalachia, and not quite into the deep valleys and higher peaks. It’s actually a very interesting mix.

    Post # 12
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    1160 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m from British Columbia and our accent is neutral.

    Post # 14
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    3601 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    @Knubbsy-Wubbsy: ok, so imagine that accent mixed with a Nashville accent. That’s pretty much the way it sounds. Also, there are so many colloquialisms that your head would spin. I edit myself here on WB so it doesn’t seem like I’m speaking another language.

    Post # 15
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    2522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I have a General American accent.

    Post # 16
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    2584 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    What is “General American”? Lol, people always think they don’t have accents but then you go somewhere else and realize you do.

    I live in Wisconsin so I have a Midwest accent, but it’s not “ya der hay” extreme or anything 😛

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