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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-05 01:35 PM
Response to Reply #21
27. When I lived in SF
people said I had a "Modesto Accent". :wtf:

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  -Is there a California accent? bluestateguy  Nov-30-05 11:23 PM   #0 
  - Fo sure. It's all gnarly and cool too. Peace out.  Tom Joad   Nov-30-05 11:35 PM   #1 
  - Cha!  KitchenWitch   Nov-30-05 11:40 PM   #2 
  - born & raised here too..'like it's cool, groovy and my fav bitchin'  katty   May-19-06 07:00 PM   #90 
  - +1  nkt35500   Jun-04-11 10:34 PM   #140 
  - Like ya know . . .  Richard D   Nov-30-05 11:41 PM   #3 
  - Isn't there the "Valley Girl" thing?  ailsagirl   Dec-01-05 12:28 AM   #4 
  - Dude!!!  calipendence   Dec-01-05 09:59 AM   #6 
     - But that's jargon-- not the way we actually pronounce the words  ailsagirl   Nov-19-08 04:43 PM   #105 
        - Wow, Omigod! That's the longest lived "conversation" i've had on DU!  calipendence   Nov-20-08 02:59 PM   #107 
           - It's a subject that refuses to die!!! LOL  ailsagirl   Nov-20-08 04:32 PM   #108 
           - How come this thread has existed for so long when others disappear  ailsagirl   Nov-21-08 04:12 PM   #109 
  - You betcha!  Carla in Ca   Dec-01-05 12:34 AM   #5 
  - Is bummer a Californian thing  proud patriot   Dec-05-05 08:24 PM   #18 
  - I thought "bummer" was from the 1960s drug culture  hvn_nbr_2   Dec-13-05 05:42 PM   #36 
  - LOL!!!  Juneboarder   Dec-09-07 12:34 PM   #94 
  - OMG! You preceded Sarah Palin by 3 years, you betcha you did. :-) nt  hvn_nbr_2   Nov-13-08 08:19 PM   #104 
  - From what I understood from the article,  cally   Dec-01-05 07:36 PM   #7 
  - I agree about the Mary and cot thing...  Momgonepostal   Dec-10-05 01:10 PM   #31 
  - You don't?  XemaSab   Dec-25-08 07:50 AM   #118 
  - The Merry , marry , Mary thing  mitchtv   Dec-10-05 02:31 PM   #35 
  - I've lived in both places..  bobalu   Jan-04-06 04:44 AM   #60 
  - +1  nkt35500   Jun-04-11 10:35 PM   #141 
  - Van Ness  Gormy Cuss   Dec-24-05 12:20 PM   #53 
  - There is a San Francisco accent,  MaryBear   Mar-09-06 08:33 PM   #68 
  - yes there certainly is a SF and East Bay accent  CountAllVotes   Mar-20-06 11:08 AM   #78 
  - And then there is Kearny Street  MaryBear   Mar-19-06 08:18 PM   #76 
  - Kerrnie!  CountAllVotes   Apr-13-06 02:38 PM   #81 
  - I'm no linguist either but I notice that people I've spoken to who are  ailsagirl   Nov-21-08 04:17 PM   #111 
  - California Talk  ascrodin   Nov-11-08 09:22 AM   #102 
  - been told that us native Bay Area speakers are lazy  CreekDog   Dec-29-08 05:24 PM   #119 
     - but we NEVER..ever...ever...  AsahinaKimi   Jan-04-09 10:48 PM   #121 
  - Yes  hvn_nbr_2   Dec-01-05 07:36 PM   #8 
  - Actually the "falling inflection" on questions is eastern I think...  calipendence   Dec-01-05 08:25 PM   #9 
  - I think it has spread to the general masses (esp. women) and  ailsagirl   Dec-07-07 10:40 AM   #91 
  - Great post!! I just saw it. When I watch TV, I'm bemused by the  ailsagirl   Nov-21-08 04:15 PM   #110 
  - Napes....  XemaSab   Dec-02-05 11:46 PM   #10 
  - Hmmm...  Oerdin   Dec-03-05 04:58 PM   #11 
     - I was told the other day by a Brit  XemaSab   Mar-07-06 01:50 AM   #62 
     - I had a french student tell me that  xxqqqzme   Mar-20-06 01:16 PM   #79 
     - oh yes we do. take the word "candy" for example and say it out loud and listen carefully...  ourbluenation   Dec-08-07 03:23 PM   #92 
  - California Standard  mikelgb   Dec-03-05 09:02 PM   #12 
  - My bro was forced to live in HelLA for a few years.  sfexpat2000   Dec-05-05 05:13 PM   #17 
  - HelLA????  ronnykmarshall   Dec-07-05 01:34 PM   #26 
     - Your guide to Hella  Moochy   Dec-17-05 05:11 PM   #42 
  - American Standard English  Moochy   Dec-17-05 01:31 PM   #40 
  - Yes and now Brokaw Road is pronounced  MaryBear   Mar-09-06 08:45 PM   #69 
     - Interesting  senseandsensibility   Nov-19-08 08:21 PM   #106 
  - my norcal kids hella say hella all the time.  ourbluenation   Dec-08-07 03:24 PM   #93 
  - Yup. Hella is a uniquely Norcal thing.  Xithras   Dec-11-07 02:30 PM   #98 
  - I've been in Norcal for almost 20 years and have never heard a single person...  hvn_nbr_2   Dec-09-07 04:50 PM   #95 
     - Seriously?  Xithras   Dec-11-07 02:31 PM   #99 
  - Like, I am SO suuuuure!  Sapphocrat   Dec-05-05 02:11 AM   #13 
  - When I go out state ...  ronnykmarshall   Dec-05-05 03:19 PM   #14 
  - So do I.  Sapphocrat   Dec-05-05 04:45 PM   #15 
  - LOL  proud patriot   Dec-05-05 08:26 PM   #19 
  - Talking fast, yes!  OnionPatch   Dec-10-05 03:17 AM   #30 
  - that's what my relatives from OK say-& Hi every1 Native Californian here  StarsInHerHair   Jul-20-11 08:05 PM   #146 
  - And Sacramenno, Safrncisco, Hunington beach  mitchtv   Dec-10-05 02:29 PM   #33 
  - "Hunnington Beach"  avitali   Dec-15-05 01:27 PM   #38 
  - don't forget sanna ana  shanti   Dec-25-05 07:31 PM   #56 
     - There, too.  avitali   Dec-29-05 02:52 PM   #57 
     - It's almost one word here,  Kajsa   Dec-31-08 12:05 PM   #120 
  - Well, EVERYONE pronounced Los Angeles wrong  MsKandice01   Dec-30-05 03:43 PM   #58 
  - "San Berdino"  maveric   Mar-09-06 05:37 PM   #67 
  - Good point. I never thought about our aversion to T's.  Xithras   Dec-11-07 02:43 PM   #101 
  - It's Peeeedroow  DBoon   May-26-11 10:56 PM   #127 
     - Yep. It's Pee-dro.  Iggo   Jun-02-11 09:50 AM   #137 
  - Your mouth, quick and dirty.  sfexpat2000   Dec-05-05 05:12 PM   #16 
  - Interesting and very cool  proud patriot   Dec-05-05 08:27 PM   #20 
     - I was born in Oakland, was in SF until the age of 7, then down  sfexpat2000   Dec-05-05 09:11 PM   #21 
     - It's not really  Oerdin   Dec-05-05 09:59 PM   #22 
     - It's both, I think. Slang is in a way easier to peg  sfexpat2000   Dec-06-05 08:11 AM   #23 
     - When I lived in SF  ronnykmarshall   Dec-07-05 01:35 PM   #27 
     - What on earth is that?  Momgonepostal   Dec-10-05 01:13 PM   #32 
     - Relative to the SF Bay area, the vowels are longer, the accent is a  sfexpat2000   Dec-22-05 10:02 PM   #48 
        - Honestly, I've never noticed  Momgonepostal   Dec-23-05 02:24 AM   #49 
        - Sometimes it's context? I sound different to myself when visiting  sfexpat2000   Dec-23-05 11:07 AM   #50 
           - There are LOTS of Bay Area people here now  Momgonepostal   Dec-24-05 01:40 AM   #51 
              - I'd be out there in a heartbeat if Doug's work weren't here.  sfexpat2000   Dec-24-05 01:50 AM   #52 
                 - See, now I would love to live in the Bay Area, except  Momgonepostal   Dec-24-05 12:31 PM   #54 
                    - When I was reading another thread about heating bills  sfexpat2000   Dec-24-05 12:56 PM   #55 
        - So, what kind of accent do Sonorans have? We live east of Modesto. :D n/t  Ladyhawk   Mar-07-06 05:28 PM   #63 
     - East Coast friends from college thought I sounded  bo44   Dec-19-05 09:11 PM   #45 
        - Translation, please?  bobalu   Jan-04-06 04:48 AM   #61 
        - hehe good slang, too funny  StarsInHerHair   Jul-20-11 08:08 PM   #147 
     - Hella! Bay Area Accents!!  Moochy   Dec-17-05 05:08 PM   #41 
        - That's right! Hecka!  sfexpat2000   Dec-22-05 09:48 PM   #46 
     - ME TOO!!  AsahinaKimi   Jan-04-09 10:56 PM   #122 
  - California Accent?  Juneboarder   Dec-06-05 03:06 PM   #24 
  - Even within California?  AzureWaves   Dec-07-05 09:33 AM   #25 
  - Isn't that weird?  ronnykmarshall   Dec-07-05 01:38 PM   #28 
  - you're now IN Sac?  StarsInHerHair   Jul-20-11 08:09 PM   #148 
  - My SoCal kids say "May-ouse"(mouse) and "Hay-ouse" (house).  maveric   Dec-08-05 03:32 PM   #29 
  - There is.  Cleita   Dec-10-05 02:30 PM   #34 
  - yes, me too  StarsInHerHair   Jul-20-11 08:13 PM   #149 
  - there's like fully an accent, dude...  bridgit   Dec-13-05 07:46 PM   #37 
  - long vowels  kineneb   Dec-17-05 01:54 AM   #39 
  - When I went to college down south I could definitely  Biased Liberal Media   Dec-19-05 05:01 PM   #43 
  - Wow dude...  cagoldensun5050   Dec-19-05 08:19 PM   #44 
  - Like, you R totelly welcum tu DU, cagoldensun!  sfexpat2000   Dec-22-05 09:53 PM   #47 
  - I've had people get pissed at me for using the word "dude."  Ladyhawk   Mar-07-06 05:31 PM   #64 
     - Dude, you totally have to come on the 1st  XemaSab   Mar-08-06 12:45 AM   #65 
     - that's the way my son uses it also.  xxqqqzme   Mar-20-06 01:27 PM   #80 
     - Dude, don't call me Dude!  martymar64   Apr-18-06 12:04 PM   #84 
     - just tell 'em it's either dude or damn, take your pick  StarsInHerHair   Jul-20-11 08:17 PM   #150 
  - wa 'da ..heck ..!!!!  mshasta   Jan-02-06 04:17 PM   #59 
  - When my Socal born&raised kids say "house", they pronouce it "Hay-ouse"  maveric   Mar-09-06 05:36 PM   #66 
  - "The future just happens sooner in California"  Ernesto   Mar-11-06 10:11 PM   #70 
  - Lol, Ernesto!  MaryBear   Mar-19-06 08:22 PM   #77 
  - Yes, but it's very subtle.  silverojo   Mar-13-06 08:29 PM   #71 
  - If everyone here talks like Paulie Shore and Alicia Silverstone, yes.  yurbud   Mar-14-06 01:32 AM   #72 
  - This 49 (ouch) year California native says no to any accents  Dem2theMax   Mar-17-06 04:09 AM   #73 
  - like toe-tally...  bridgit   Mar-17-06 04:31 AM   #74 
  - LOL. I had to say that one a few times before I got it.  Dem2theMax   Mar-17-06 04:40 AM   #75 
     - Accent?  Wash. state Desk Jet   Apr-14-06 05:09 PM   #82 
  - We definitely don't have accents...  Juneboarder   Nov-26-08 04:29 PM   #113 
  - North Valley accent  kskold   Apr-18-06 11:51 AM   #83 
  - hella accent, dude.  fleabert   Apr-22-06 05:43 AM   #85 
  - Let's not forget the Spanish heritage of California. . .  Stargleamer   Apr-22-06 06:56 PM   #86 
  - California cool  Wash. state Desk Jet   May-03-06 03:56 PM   #87 
  - True. Much of southern California was settled by southerners after the Civil War.  Xithras   Dec-11-07 02:39 PM   #100 
  - Fascinating....  Snow   May-10-06 09:51 AM   #88 
  - My 13 year old pronounces "furniture"  LibDemAlways   May-10-06 02:21 PM   #89 
  - Not sure if talking like a douche is an "accent"  Nailzberg   Dec-10-07 06:00 PM   #96 
  - Of course we have accents!!!  Juneboarder   Dec-11-07 10:34 AM   #97 
  - Dude!  slackmaster   Nov-12-08 08:59 AM   #103 
  - Our tone is transparent. We have the opposite of an accent.  mackerel   Nov-21-08 10:42 PM   #112 
  - I never thought so until I spent a couple of years in Kansas and was  Cleita   Nov-30-08 06:53 PM   #114 
  - i've never been told i have a califonia accent  noiretblu   Dec-01-08 05:25 PM   #115 
  - Yes, there is! My husband is from Deepindaharta and when we  Ecumenist   Dec-02-08 12:06 AM   #116 
  - California surfer and Baltimore have very similar dialects  martymar64   Dec-24-08 05:10 PM   #117 
  - I am from California and I do not believe we have an accent.  ej510   May-26-11 02:10 PM   #123 
  - We have an accent  Lordquinton   May-26-11 11:28 PM   #128 
  - I'm from Bawlmer!  KamaAina   May-26-11 10:53 PM   #126 
  - Ask anyone from the "Sintral" Valley.  KamaAina   May-26-11 10:50 PM   #124 
  - I grew up there and never heard it once pronounced like that.  mackerel   May-27-11 01:42 AM   #130 
  - The quintessential Cailfornia band CCR  KamaAina   May-26-11 10:52 PM   #125 
  - There is no West Coast accent. We have the best slang  mackerel   May-27-11 01:10 AM   #129 
     - We create most of the slang.  ej510   May-27-11 03:23 AM   #131 
  - When I was a kid, my uncle told my brother and I "you kids better  david13   May-27-11 08:16 PM   #132 
  - I had someone who did *not* know where I was from peg me as a San Francisco native  The Green Manalishi   May-28-11 07:01 PM   #133 
  - That was a fun read. Much ass grassy ass.  Iggo   Jun-01-11 02:03 AM   #134 
  - LOL my husband laughed at me in Mexico  proud patriot   Jun-01-11 05:29 PM   #135 
  - Yes, there is.  Cleita   Jun-01-11 06:49 PM   #136 
  - This cat from NY told me I have a Southern drawl.  ej510   Jun-03-11 12:36 PM   #138 
  - No. I don't notice it.  OnionPatch   Jun-04-11 02:37 PM   #139 
  - of course  nkt35500   Jun-04-11 10:37 PM   #142 
  - Yes!  Doris32r   Jul-03-11 12:39 AM   #143 
  - I was just in Australia  bayareamike   Jul-18-11 10:49 PM   #144 
  - MY boyfriend is Australian and he says that the  mackerel   Jul-19-11 12:51 AM   #145 
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