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Old 04-11-2007, 03:29 PM   #16
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The only people that hate Philly accents are people who live in Philly that intentionally don't speak with the accent.

I am proud to mispronounce water.
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Old 04-11-2007, 03:31 PM   #17
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I havent heard you talk before, so dont get ahead of yourself!

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New York accents drive me crazy My friends mom has a little one because she's from there, but its not annoying. But this one man who came to give a speech at our school had THE BIGGEST NY ACCENT EVER!!! He gave a great speech, but the accent drove me off the wall.

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Least-fave accents:

South African (it's so unusual to me that I can't follow it)
What's so unusual about a South African accent? Unless you're talking to Afrikaaners from the Free State or something (I shudder at the thought), or someone who's Zulu/Xhosa, I don't see how the South African accent could be considered unusual at all. We don't pronounce things all that differently from the Brits. The general sound of it is diffierent, but not so different that it could be considered unusual. I mean sure, Afrikaans words sometimes cross over into English (e.g. "ja" and "jislaaik") But other than that...

As for my vote, Afrikaaners have the worst accents on earth. But jislaaik, are they funny. See Leon Schuster for proof:

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I feel kinda bad posting here
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perhaps we should post accents we like?

Living in California, I don't have an accent.

I just sound normal.

Funny thing is,
when i travel people think I have an accent.
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As a Canadian, I have to ask, do we really say a-boot???

I can't hear it myself
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Ev'rywhere you want I always go
I always give in because, baby, you know
You just say so 'cause you give me that
feeling inside that I know must be right
It's the singer not the song

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Now you don't like the way I sing? WTF, deep?. WTF? See if you get another moonlight serenade, buddy.
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Old 04-11-2007, 05:30 PM   #25
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now see, i've only heard a couple NY accents before. maybe yours isnt as bad besides, you're cool and if you're cool then it makes up for it!
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Old 04-11-2007, 05:41 PM   #26
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Madonna's accent
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Old 04-11-2007, 05:48 PM   #27
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I'm originally from the midwest, and some people out west say they can hear the flat, midwestern accent in my voice. Other people claim they can't hear any accent at all.

I wouldn't say it drives me up the wall, but the accents shown in the movie Fargo make me giggle. I have several relatives from northern Wisconsin that talk a little like that.

And there's this great local Wisconsin radio ad for home loans that makes me laugh really hard just to hear the announcer pronounce "home loans" with that flat accent. I wish I knew how to describe it - it's easier just to imitate it.
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Essex accents, but only on certain people (mostly women). I don't like how people with Norfolk accents say "foo" for "few" and "hooge" for "huge" (though "bootiful" and "toon" don't bother me ) or how Americans (with any accent) say words like "cheers" (the "r" is too harsh with an American accent, which is why I consciously avoid saying it in shops).
Two girls I study with have been a year to the US and it seems like all they learned was the "r".

The one girl is especially annoying because she asks thousands of questions and ends everyone with "rrright?"

I hate the accents I don't understand
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my grandma was from Massachusetts. for the longest time, she would add an r to the end of me and my sisters' names, so it almost sounded like she took off the last letter and replaced it with an r instead.

Dian...r
I'm from Rhode Island and I put R's where they don't belong all the time, borrowing from where they do belong. When I started working at a bank in Indiana, I was constantly mocked for pronouncing the word "withdrawal" "withdrarral."

Oddly enough, a hard Rhoe Dilan accent bugs me more than anything. New York is up there, and the New Englander in me can harldy stand a Southern drawl.
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I'm from Illinois and I have accents from places I've never been before. Like how I say "always." I say "ohways."
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