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American Tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-24-04 02:59 PM
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11. A thick New England accent tends to sound a bit grating to my ears
and I don't mean like John Kerry, whose accent is pretty subtle. I'm talking about like, really heavy Boston accents, or perhaps parts of Maine.

Incidentally, I don't mean to offend anybody in saying that. It's all subjective. I'm from the South, and I can definitely understand that our Northern friends might find pronunciations here rather unappealing.
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  -Anyone else newly averse to southern accent Delarage  Dec-24-04 02:35 PM   #0 
  - If yall dont like a Southern accent, dont listen!  jody   Dec-24-04 02:40 PM   #1 
  - damned southerners keep shoving their accent down my throat!  InvisibleBallots   Dec-24-04 08:27 PM   #42 
     - I believe it's your ears not your throat that could be affected.  jody   Dec-25-04 08:04 AM   #54 
  - I've been that way since Shrub came on the scene  ayeshahaqqiqa   Dec-24-04 02:41 PM   #2 
  - It was my understanding that actors and broadcasters in the old days  American Tragedy   Dec-24-04 03:10 PM   #15 
     - I'm southern. I'm a Democrat. I have a southern accent. . .  Shopaholic   Dec-24-04 06:23 PM   #35 
        - So do I!  American Tragedy   Dec-24-04 06:29 PM   #36 
  - I do imitations of them when they come on the radio.  norml   Dec-24-04 02:42 PM   #3 
  - I wish I was from Brooklyn or New England where people don't have accents  kentuck   Dec-24-04 02:43 PM   #4 
  - vhat Brooklyn accent?  foo_bar   Dec-24-04 02:46 PM   #5 
     - We got a accent heah in Brewklynn? Fuggeddaboudit! Youse gots da accents!  Bucky   Dec-24-04 03:48 PM   #24 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-24-04 02:48 PM   #6 
  - Ick.  Delarage   Dec-24-04 02:55 PM   #9 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-24-04 03:12 PM   #16 
  - Well honey...  Dirty Hippie   Dec-24-04 02:53 PM   #7 
  - I like southern accents I think.  Sirveri   Dec-24-04 02:55 PM   #8 
  - What is with those walmart ads?  flygal   Dec-24-04 02:55 PM   #10 
  - A thick New England accent tends to sound a bit grating to my ears  American Tragedy   Dec-24-04 02:59 PM   #11 
  - No problem with the accent  luaneryder   Dec-24-04 03:06 PM   #12 
  - Australians trying to speak with a southern accent put me off "Cold  tsuki   Dec-24-04 03:12 PM   #17 
     - As an Aussie I totally conquer.  ZRB   Dec-24-04 09:04 PM   #45 
  - yeah  pop goes the weasel   Dec-24-04 03:08 PM   #13 
  - I didn't think Californians really had a distinctive accent.  American Tragedy   Dec-24-04 03:17 PM   #18 
  - People from California  Royal Observer   Dec-24-04 03:21 PM   #20 
  - lol, actually Pennsylvanians do sound different to me  American Tragedy   Dec-24-04 03:49 PM   #25 
  - So, can we assume from most of the replies in this thread that  Bucky   Dec-24-04 03:54 PM   #28 
     - People with accents are dumb.  Jesus H. Christ   Dec-24-04 04:22 PM   #31 
  - I'm a native Californian  Piperay   Dec-24-04 06:49 PM   #39 
  - Personal preferences  Delarage   Dec-24-04 11:44 PM   #48 
     - disliking bush is not a personal preference  pop goes the weasel   Dec-26-04 03:15 PM   #55 
  - I love a sweet soft smooth southern accent  ernstbass   Dec-24-04 03:08 PM   #14 
  - Since LBJ...  Bigmack   Dec-24-04 03:19 PM   #19 
  - Jimmy Carter was a nuclear sub skipper  lpbk2713   Dec-24-04 03:29 PM   #22 
     - Carter was not a sub skipper, he was engineering officer on a nuclear sub  jody   Dec-24-04 03:37 PM   #23 
     - I believe he reports he served on the nuculer subs,  Bucky   Dec-24-04 03:50 PM   #26 
     - A sub skipper is its captain, probably an 06, i.e. rank of Captain in  jody   Dec-24-04 05:04 PM   #32 
     - I stand corrected, Carter was not a skipper.  lpbk2713   Dec-24-04 04:07 PM   #29 
     - I believe you will find out  Royal Observer   Dec-24-04 05:05 PM   #33 
     - Carter was REJECTED for service on nuclear subs.  Silverhair   Dec-24-04 08:30 PM   #43 
        - Carter served on two non-nuclear subs, SS-391 and USS K-1 (SSK-1)  jody   Dec-24-04 09:24 PM   #46 
  - I like southern accents...  ShaneGR   Dec-24-04 03:23 PM   #21 
  - You're just too precious.  Solly Mack   Dec-24-04 03:53 PM   #27 
  - Not really very southern but I believe the phrase is  Boosterman   Dec-24-04 04:19 PM   #30 
  - I rarely let my southern accent creep in  Boosterman   Dec-24-04 05:07 PM   #34 
  - I Was Born In the South  Greylyn58   Dec-24-04 06:44 PM   #37 
  - I haven't noticed any accent. Have any of y'all noticed any accent?  Cuban_Liberal   Dec-24-04 06:48 PM   #38 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-24-04 07:20 PM   #40 
  - I hate phoney southern accents.  ZombieNixon   Dec-24-04 07:45 PM   #41 
  - I guess I don't have that problem  gorbal   Dec-24-04 08:57 PM   #44 
  - Damn it! This is regional dialtecticism! Have you no shame, bigot? ;-)  Heimdallr   Dec-24-04 09:42 PM   #47 
  - I hadn't noticed  neebob   Dec-24-04 11:55 PM   #49 
  - Been trying to lose mine for the last year or so...  Penguin31   Dec-25-04 12:42 AM   #50 
  - "Southerners sing when they speak." --Mark Twain  Carson   Dec-25-04 01:51 AM   #51 
  - More "region-bashing" from a poster from NOWHERE!  Bridget Burke   Dec-25-04 02:23 AM   #52 
  - Commercials are one of the places you still hear accents,  DemBones DemBones   Dec-25-04 03:26 AM   #53 
 

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