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post #31 of 39
I just love all accents -- they fascinate me! But my favorites are Scottish (specifically Sean Connery's... goodness, I love to hear him talk!) and South Carolinian. I fell in love with the South Carolina accent about thirty years ago, listening to Uncle Walt's Band, an acoustic trio who came from Spartanburg, but found their musical home in Austin. Such a lovely, lilting sound!
post #32 of 39
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His accent is so thick that some of my friends ask me what he's saying
My friends & family have a difficult time trying to understand what my s/o is saying sometimes, too. And his Texas "drawl" isn't even that bad!

When I first moved here, I couldn't understand half of what people were saying to me. But now, I really don't even notice any accent. When I talk to someone back home now, it sounds funny to me to hear a "Yankee" accent, b/c I'm not used to hearing it anymore!
post #33 of 39
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Not long ago I had a lady on the phone who asked where I was (at work I get calls from all over the country) when I told her she was surprised. She said that she thought that I sounded like I was in New York.

That made me laugh
I used to get that all the time too, when I worked at a catalog company and I received calls from different locations. On more than one occasion, I was told that I sounded like "Marge" in that Fargo movie. People would make me talk, too, just to hear my "accent".
post #34 of 39
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I also LOVE Jamaican accents! That has more to do with me falling in love with their country though, but their accents are really cool!!


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(specifically Sean Connery's... goodness, I love to hear him talk!)



I'll watch a movie of his just to listen to him talk! And he ain't too bad on the eyes, either!
post #35 of 39
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Why is it that some people think there is an "r" in Washington?
That so bugs me, too. I had a college professor when I was in the MBA program at U of M who put that 'R' Washington. I couldn't figure out why a professor would not pronounce the word correctly.
post #36 of 39
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I think I am missing this one. Explain please?

OK then why is it that some people put the letter T in the middle of Massachusetts? I can't figure that one out.
"Hat," although closer to "hot," is the Boston pronunciation of "heart."

The T in Massachusetts is a southern, and especially a Texas thing. Not sure where it came from.

I heard a story about a woman visiting in Boston who was asked by someone there if she had "PSDS." She couldn't figure it out, until the woman pronounced it slowly, while holder her earlobe between her finger and thumb.
post #37 of 39
I looooooove Australian accents!!
post #38 of 39
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"Hat," although closer to "hot," is the Boston pronunciation of "heart."
I'll have to take your word on that one. I've lived in three different New England States and never heard that one.

Makes me wonder if I have been pronouncing things wrong all these years.
post #39 of 39
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
What do you mean "Australian accent"? We don't have accents, all you guys are the ones with accents!
That one made me lmao


Just so you non Australians know, we don't all speak the same here. Some of us are 'ockers', ones who speak with a broad accent. Or bogans, the real uncultured type. Lazy with their language, go out shopping dressed in whatever they fell out of bed in. We have the real blue collar ones who say g'day and love their dogs and utes and barbeques. Then there's me. I have an australian accent, without the 'aussie' slang or twang, and sometimes a bit of brummy slips in (blame my grandmother). Also each state has a slightly different way of speaking as well. Not to mention the immigrants with weird mixed accents.

Well, there's alot anyway

Anyway, i love...SCOTTISH people. Whenever i head David Tennant (current Dr Who) speak i swoon and slide down off my chair to the floor. Apart from his absolutely delicious eyes and whole presence, oh his voice...i'm lost for words
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