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AmandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:51 PM
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If you could have any accent, what accent would it be?
Mine would be some cool New Yorker accent or a British one. My friend can apply instant accent and it sounds awesome.

MiniAmandaRuth
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:52 PM
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1. probably an Irish one
But I'm just on a Colin Farrell kick lately.

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AmandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:55 PM
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3. Nice
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:56 PM
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5. yum
oops O8)
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fluffernutter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:57 PM
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7. who isn't?
:loveya:
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:55 PM
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2. Russian
channeling a couple of my ancestors

plus it might improve my seduction skills :evilgrin:
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:00 PM
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14. If you were part Italian
...you could have ROMAN hands and RUSSIAN fingers!!!

Old joke, a bit corny!
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Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:55 PM
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4. Being British, I have a British accent, and i like it.
It's also "received pronunciation", so it sounds like the American stereotype of the British accent.

I can fake an Australian accent and a South African accent; my impression of an American accent is famed for being rubbish. The accent I'd most like to fake is American.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:56 PM
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6. I've had several
I've lived in different places and pick them up easily. I do like Irish accents, but mostly I like women who have them.
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:57 PM
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8. Bostonian
Wheah's my cah?
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Zing Zing Zingbah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:00 PM
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13. It's paahked in the doohyard.
Where else would it be?
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:02 PM
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17. Ova at Maaaahk's apaaatmint....
...whea they were havin' a paaahty!!!
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fluffernutter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:57 PM
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9. southern or french
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Zing Zing Zingbah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:58 PM
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10. I prefer the way I talk already.
The way I talk is about the same as the way people on TV or movies talk. I'm not sure what accent that is. I'm from Maine. No Down East accent here. The only people that have that accent anymore are the old folks. I haven't met any young people that talk like that.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:58 PM
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11. Australian. Or Scottish. I can't decide.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:01 PM
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15. Australian for me, mate.
:hi:
:smoke:
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:59 PM
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12. Jamaican

See me a say
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BlackVelvetElvis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:02 PM
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16. I like my southern accent.
However, I am starting to fall in love with the various Spanish-speaking accents.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:02 PM
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18. hmmm Irish or Eastern European
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PartyPooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:05 PM
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19. Scottish or Irish.
:D

:hi:
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:10 PM
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20.  ~
Definiately a tilda. That's my accent of choice.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:15 PM
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21. Ingrid Bergman's
Whichever brand of Scandinavian it was...
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:20 PM
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22. Pakistani
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:34 PM
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23. That crazy made up one that William F Buckley uses
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:51 AM
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42. LOL
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 05:51 AM by fujiyama
I've noticed that before and always wondered what the hell it was...It's this strnge fake British accent. I've noticed a few other "pundits"/media whores have that.

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Neoma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:36 PM
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24. British one. Or irish one
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 11:37 PM by Neoma
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LDS Jock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:37 PM
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25. a Kleebish accent
whatever that sounds like. He is just so cool and I wanna be like Kleeb.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:45 AM
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34. aww thats too kind
If you have a Kleeb accent, you sound sorta southern but you utter eh like a Canadian, say y'all or yinz like a southerner or west pennsylvanian. Its mixed up just like yours truly.
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pbartch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:19 PM
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48. GOOD BUMPERSTICKER!!
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Wat_Tyler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:40 PM
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26. Kiwi.
So I could fly into a murderous rage whenever anyone asks me 'are you Australian?'
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:10 PM
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47. Male Kiwi accents are so damned sexy.
They don't even sound Australian to me. Australian accents seem to have this hard edge to them, where Kiwi ones are just soft and poetic.
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Wat_Tyler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:50 PM
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60. Sweet as!
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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:50 PM
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27. Cockney/soccer hooligan.
Oi! Ya bloody wanka!
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Zing Zing Zingbah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:44 AM
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33. Ah.. that's a good one! n/t
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:53 PM
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28. British (Cockney).
Oy lauv thouse Couknay ayxents, you buggah!!!
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More Than A Feeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:19 AM
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29. British (Tony Blair) or Irish n/t
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:21 AM
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30. Always been partial to a Minnesota accent.
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Zing Zing Zingbah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:43 AM
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32. What's a Minnesota accent?
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 12:51 AM by Zing Zing Zingbah
My mom and her family are from Minnesota. I haven't noticed that many differences in the way they talk in comparison to most people I've met in Maine. They do say some different words like "pop" instead of "soda". Also, they pronounce the word roof as "ruff". Those were the only differences I've ever noticed.

My husband's family is from Michigan too. I never noticed an accent from them either. If there is a Midwestern accent, it must be not be all that common anymore. I guess it's kind of like how the Down East accent isn't all that prevalent in Maine any more.


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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:55 AM
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36. Oh, my. Minnesotans have a very distinct accent.
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 12:55 AM by Fridays Child
Hard to describe but I can point to the hard "O" that sometimes sounds like it's preceded by a soft "U," as in "put." There's also a cadence to their speech that's very distinct.

Wisconsinites have a similar accent but I think it's more pronounced in Minnesotans.
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Zing Zing Zingbah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:23 AM
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38. Well...
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 01:23 AM by Zing Zing Zingbah
My lives family very close to Wisconsin, right on the border. Perhaps people in that area of Minnesota have the less pronounced accent like people in Wisconsin.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:48 AM
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41. it's pronounced MinneSOta
people from WisKHANsin know that :D
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:39 PM
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52. Aw gee, if you want to hear it rent "Fargo"
Or tune into to Prairie Home Companion. :-)
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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:47 PM
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54. You are correct, Fargo does it right!
They had a "coach" help the actors with the accent--in fact he is a sometimes guest/contributor to A Prairie Home Companion, and has a book titled "How to Talk Minnesotan."

A lot of people from around here HATED that movie, curiously the people who are most adamant in their criticism are closest to it in their speech! I loved the movie, if nothing else wherever I've traveled in this world everybody has seen Fargo so I can explain to them where in the US I am from.

And I'm not denying I have an accent, but I have to work a little bit to really crank it up. Unless I'm drunk and around my outstate relatives ;)

For other accents though--the truly indecipherable Scots is awesome!
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:19 PM
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55. Well the Minnesotan accent is music to *my* ears
My favorite thing about "Fargo" was the way Frances McDormand talked. I couldn't get enough of it. Tell your local "Fargo"-detractors that the movie doesn't mock their speech but rather celebrates it and that's a good thing and, jeez, they gotta calm down about it. :-)
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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:49 PM
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59. Do you listen to Unfilterd?
Lizz busts into her "Uff-Da, Ohh-Gee-doncha-know, ja sure (pronunced "yah shoooor" fyi) accent fairly often.

I tried explaining to people that any publicity is good publicity, but they ain't buyin it.

Speakin' of buyin; I think I'm gonna go out an pick up Fargo, doncha know! I just The Big Lebowski a week ago, and it's time to get Fargo.

Coen Brothers trivia: Bunny Lebowski is said to be from "outside Moorhead" Do you know what town is just "outside Moorhead--that's right; Fargo! :hi:
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:14 PM
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61. I tune in fairly late in the morning so I've probably missed that
I've never been to Minnesota but I think, as with Ingmar Bergman's fear of seeing New York, that I would be overwhelmed. ;-)
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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:01 PM
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64. LOL
nice one! I was defeated, by the way. Best Buy didn't have Fargo--so I went with something from your version of (MN's) Wisconsin; that ebing I bought "Clerks."

No offense to any New Jersey Du'ers intended...Wisconsin people on the other hand..... ;)
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:38 AM
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31. I love any of the British Isles accents:
all the English, Welsh, Scottish, and Irish ones.

:7
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:48 AM
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35. Hey! I was bawn in Brooklyn an' I spent my hole fokking life tryin'
ta lose dat fokking accent, so don' start in wit me about fokking nu yawk accents.

Dey fokking suck. Ya get aweful tyred of sayin' toity toid and toid for dem fokking Angelinos, an' its woise when dey try to imitate yehs.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:54 PM
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63. ROFLMAO! That was poifekt! n/t
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:23 AM
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37. French and then Brazilian
One and two
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njdemocrat106 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:35 AM
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39. I can't do an English accent to save my life
My Irish accent is actually just my impersonation of the pastor at my old church, and my Scottish accent is basically my impersonation of Mike Myers' Stuart Rankin (if it isn't Scottish it's CRAP!) on Saturday Night Live. By the way, we in New Jersey have no accents whatsoever (it's CAW-fee and not CAH-fee, BTW :) )
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RadicalMom Donating Member (734 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:43 AM
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40. I tend to break into Hungarian at the drop of a hat, after working for
this very nasty and very screwy Hungarian couple, back in the mid eighties. Sometimes I can't help myself. We spent so much of our after-work time, several of us who hung out together, venting our frustrations by mocking them throughout the rest of our time, that it is still with me. Now sometimes I seem to be teaching my daughter to do it. A legacy.
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:54 AM
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43. Irish
That's the coolest accent by far. :)

I also like the Boston and NY accents - fahgeddabatit!
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Flammable Materials Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:57 AM
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44. Dutch.
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:07 AM
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45. South African...
I met the most beautiful and intriguing woman from SA yesterday. I loved her accent - totally a turn-on! I can see why John Kerry married Teresa (rowl!)
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:01 PM
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46. Russian, French or Haitian
a presenter for the CBC is Haitian, and she has the most beautiful accent.
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catbert836 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:21 PM
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49. Spanish
like, from Spain not Latinoamericana.
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Anarcho-Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:24 PM
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50. Boston, Canadian, New Zealander, French, Castillian Spanish n/t
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:44 PM
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51. I get plenty o'compliments on my southern drawl.....
...so I'm quite content with m'own accent! :evilgrin:
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:40 PM
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53. Uh, Texican? That's the one I'm stuck with... n/t
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:38 PM
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56. Fully neutral.
They won't see me coming, and they won't remember when I'm gone.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:39 PM
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57. Irish or Scottish.
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:44 PM
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58. Different ones
depending on my mood. For instance some accents are good for telling stories (e.g. Irish), others for telling jokes (e.g. New Yorker), sounding intellectual (maybe German), being cool (Elvis Presley type accent), being posh (Oxford English) etc.
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sevendogs Donating Member (84 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:49 PM
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62. accent
Welsh or Scottish
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:12 PM
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65. A Bronx accent.
Like me sainted mother. :-)

I've also always fancied various Irish, Welsh, Scottish, and English accents. Can't decide on one, though. My stepmother swears I had something of an Irish lilt after living next door to a woman from County Tipperary for months.
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:14 PM
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66. "Accent Grave"
that's the one that points downward to the right, above vowels.

So goth!
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:06 PM
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67. I'd like a New York accent because people know you mean
business and wont give you crap...

In lieu of a New York accent I'd love a British accent but I don't know whether I'd like it to be upper crust of a smart alecky Cockney or Liverpudlian accent.

After British I'd LOVE a Scottish accent.
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hangemhigh Donating Member (587 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:29 AM
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68. Hindi. Beautiful.
I never bitch when my tech support calls go to India, I love it.
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:05 AM
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69. Boston Brahmin
Like the Winchester chap on the M*A*S*H television show. Old WASP upperclass. I don't hear this much anymore. FDR is another example.
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 08:37 AM
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70. Southron
though only to switch into; no way I'd want to dump proper English permanently.

Occasionally a touch of the Anglo-Scottish Edinburgh accent, most people would assume that it's an English accent, but little tiny bits at the edges give away a dash of Scots.
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