What Kind Of Accent Do You Have?

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Cindy Thompson Profile
Cindy Thompson answered
I grew up mostly in Seattle, Washington. My husband was in the U.S. Navy and we lived on the west coast. Moved to Arkansas when he got out of the Navy and raised our kids their for the most part before moving to Northern Illinois. I talk frequently to my friends in the South and still have a little bit of a southern accent.
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Denis Taylor
Denis Taylor commented
Do they say, "Do what?" in Arkansas instead of "What did you say?" when they didn't hear you...like they sometimes do in Tampa?
Cindy Thompson
Cindy Thompson commented
Yes they do. I got teased the whole 15 years that I lived there that I talked like a yankee and I get teased in Northern Illinois for talking like a southerner. Can't win. I'm from Seattle, Washington. Peace
Pat Merrifield
Pat Merrifield commented
Cindy, Why didn't you tell me you lived in Seattle! I've lived there twice, am in northern Idaho now, just northeast of Spokane. I may be moving into Spokane soon, we'll see how the weekend goes!
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
This is funny because I live in Alaska, I don't think we have accents except for people who speak native, and I have been told that I have a southern Floridian accent. Odd one that.
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Penny Kay
Penny Kay commented
you sound like my family in Mich. which as I said doesn't have and accent. It is very straight forward and correctly pronounced.
Penny Kay
Penny Kay commented
I did hear just a twang of Florida, I too pick up accents and pidgin really easy.
Jacquelyn Mathis
Jacquelyn Mathis commented
See, told ya. lol I have always when I have had a friend, it oddly enough is a Floridan that I meet
Rena Chisholm Profile
Rena Chisholm answered
 My accent is a mixture of southern hillbilly. A little bit twangy, a little bit red-neck. Lol.
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Rena Chisholm
Rena Chisholm commented
About 80 miles away.
Denis Taylor
Denis Taylor commented
I think I'm psychic....
Rena Chisholm
Rena Chisholm commented
You are funny. One of my blurtit friends and I have a running joke about being psychic. I am always trying to guess things about him and I'm most always wrong. So I tell him all the time that I am psychic. It makes him laugh, anyway.
terry rossignol Profile
terry rossignol answered
I have a mainea accent!!!:) :)
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Denis Taylor
Denis Taylor commented
How do you pronounce "out?" Like an American or a Canadian (i.e., sort of like "oat")?
terry rossignol
terry rossignol commented
i say it like oat!!!! i have been told by many that i have the slang that goes along with the accent!!!! ahahaha!!LOL!!! :) :)
Anonymous
Anonymous commented
Of course, Canadian accents are just like American ones since it is such a large country. My wife is from Canada and she doesn't sound that much different from the midwest diaglogues--other than mispronouncing the last letter of the alphabet. There are some other differences, too, but not many.
Chris ???? Profile
Chris ???? answered
I have lived in the south all my life and I have no accent but instead a lovable voice that many ladies adore(I have been told this many times so it's not me talking).
Colleen-Elizabeth Donnelly Profile
I have a northern Irish accent wish i had a southern Irish accent though or even an English accent i hate my accent
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Colleen-Elizabeth Donnelly
thanks;)
Denis Taylor
Denis Taylor commented
I saw your youtubes....they were a little hard to hear...but I did pick up on the northern Irish accent. That guy on the last one who was saying,"I will now turn Colleen into Helena," etc. has a REALLY thick accent, especially how he says, "now"...sounds sort of like "nah-yoo" or something.
Colleen-Elizabeth Donnelly
yeah that'd be my friend martin yeah he would have a stronger accent than me hes from a different town than me...its weird because it doesn't matter what part of a country your from every single town has a different accent.....like we even have "munchie" accents(people who live in the country...eg...middle of nowhere) and "townie" accents (people who live in the town) i don't know if america has that also but its peculiar over here...the newfoundland accent is very funny....i can hear a bit of english and of course american in it....sort of heard the irish as well
Brandi lol Profile
Brandi lol answered
I don't know if i have much of an accent. I live in ohio but some of my words sound new yorkish i guess.
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Denis Taylor
Denis Taylor commented
Everytime I meet people from Ohio and Michigan, they tell me they have no accent. But they just have an upper midwestern accent.
Brandi lol
Brandi lol commented
i guess everyone does depending on their location. i think mine's probably one of the easiest to understand though.
Denis Taylor
Denis Taylor commented
True dat. My accent is still mostly New York lite. The litmus test for a NY accent is how you pronounce the following three words: merry, marry and Mary. Most of the US pronounces them the same, but NYers pronounce all three differently. Merry is said like "meh-ree"where the short "e" (as in "e"lephant) is in a separate syllable from the "r." Marry is said like Ma-ree (short "a" as in happy) and the "a" is also in a separate syllable from the "r." Mary is pronounced how the rest of the US pronounces all three. Got it?
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I was born in Indianna, but I grew up in Tennessee most of my life. The people in Tennessee say I have a northern accent and the people in Indianna say I have a southern accent. Weird huh?
Ace anonymous Profile
Ace anonymous answered
I used to have a very strong southern accent (sometimes called a Tennessee Accent or a redneck accent). But as of now I don't have one, but I can still do the southern accent if I want! My mother who is from Brooklyn can do a strong New Yorker accent when she wants to.
It's Private Huh Profile
When i was in 6th grade, my friends said i have british-english accent. I never liked british-english as how it seems to me a little more dramatic. Too many ups and downs.. So i was always like "no I don't" =P lolx but now, in grade 9, I'm starting to realize that maybe i do.. =( lolx! But i like new york's accent better. Seems a little more cooler to me =P
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Livy Hall
Livy Hall commented
Natural English accents sound better by English people, not Americans. But...we can do all sorts of accents...LOL! I'm kidding, but it sounds weird when I try to do an American accent it comes out hillbilly...??
It's Private Huh
It's Private Huh commented
lolx.. same here.. but I guess I'm practicing for now =P
Livy Hall Profile
Livy Hall answered
Cambridge, English accent. Sometimes a bit of cockney, chav, scouse or New Yorker comes out. Don't ask me why New York becuase I've never been there! But, when ever I say my country or something with an 'or' at the end of words, I always pronounce them like 'Singapaw-ah' and then I'm like 'LOL!'
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Moe Pence answered
I was born and raised in New York City (outer borough), and have a real Noo Yawk accent, which I never noticed to any degree until I moved to Ohio.  Some people would ask me if I was from New England (huh??), and other people would tell me they loved the accent.  After a couple of months of this, I found if I talked slow, I could pronounce words "un-Brooklyn", but if I get excited, then it's all "tawk", "dawg", "cuppa cawfee".  LOL! -- boddabing boddaboom!  (and yes, I'm from an Italian family).
Moe
 
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Angel Mora Jr answered
I don't really have an accent from what I've been told, but I am from New York so maybe some might think that I have a New Yorker accent.
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John
John commented
oh! yeah! i can just tell you have a accent....i think you sound a little like the zuppo (zoopo)brothers i met at the jevic center..
Raine-Coline Baptiste Profile
I've been told that I have a southern accent. I usually don't hear it but I guess that's because my family is from Louisiana, though I've never been there. I've lived in California all my life.
suman kumar Profile
suman kumar answered
As I am from India, my English is not so fluent as American or British Blurters over here, but my accent is not poor loll
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Upper midwest.  Or Minnesotan, but not the Minnesotan that was evident in the movie Fargo. 
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Denis Taylor
Denis Taylor commented
That was a cool accent...yah!
Anonymous
Anonymous commented
Did anyone here ever watch the special on PBS that dealt with all of the different accents throughout the US? I only caught the bit of the special that dealt with Louisiana/Texas/California, I think.
Mati green Profile
Mati green answered
I'm from Michigan.. I have a yankee accent with touches of sporatic southern "OOPS Did I Say That's?" mixed in....lol... Ive lived in southern Mississippi now for 3 years and Ive noticed I have a tiny bit of southern influence in my speech.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I'm the only person from massachuesetts here .... Lol as you probably thought from seeing my state I have a boston accent and yes I do.but its not like a heavy accent, like I wouldn't stick out ... That bad.. Lol.
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Denis Taylor
Denis Taylor commented
You guys pronounce your "o's" and "r's" weird.....the "o" in "Donny" makes it sound like Dawny....
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I'M guessing americans use this website more than the british
this website is kool
 
I'm from the uk
Birmingham
 
the accent is hilarious
I don't like it, but I've gotten over myself
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Denis Taylor
Denis Taylor commented
Do you pronounce your initial "h's?'
Anonymous
Anonymous commented
I think that British accents are one of the best accents , but if you hear it everyday i get how it would be annoying.
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Blooming awful. I have a deep belfast brogue and it was only when i heard myself on tape it made me cringe. What about you translates  as water boot ye. I try not to speak like that but i forget myself and revert back to belfast brogue. They say, you can take the man out of belfast but you cant take belfast out of the man. :)
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John
John commented
blooming? does that mean you like the bloomin onion at outback steakhouse? if you do does that make you australian? :^)B> lolrofl
Mouse or Nette Profile
Mouse or Nette answered
People always ask me if I'm From NY.. And I am a Native FLoridian.  There is quite a range of accents in FL.  People here are from all over.  I don't hear that many twangy accents on Floridians.. The real southern sounding are transplants from Alabama.. Or Georgia
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I think a New York accent tempered by the collective accents in Tampa must be wonderful.
 
My accent is southern....but stranger than my accent , is that I'm married to a Bostonian. It is hysterical the corrections we find ourselves making to what we thought we heard. I always tell people that not only am I southern but my ears are too. I love his accent by the way and he says he loves mine and swears it's without a drawl , just soft. Oh Well
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Anonymous answered
I'm from Los Angeles so I have no accent.  I speak like a newscaster has no accent.  When I went home to Manila last year, my friends said I have an American accent.  I have a sister in UK and she has an English accent. Since I came from the Philippines, I try my best to inunciate the words, pronounce it the American way, and use idiomatic expressions and street English to express myself as if I have lived here all my life.  That's why I like Blurtit.  I am learning new ways of expressing myself.  
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John
John commented
oh! please. you have a accent I can hear it through monitor.....lol :)
Brian Reed Profile
Brian Reed answered
I don't believe I have an accent at all;but that is probably what everyone say because they are used to the way people talk in there vicinity. I have an upstate New York accent if such a thing exists! I am living in Rochester,N.Y.
Kymm Profile
Kymm answered
I grew up in Illinois and I've lived in Arizona for about 8 yrs. So, I don't know what kinda accent I have...
 
John Profile
John answered
Why what are you saying how dare you say i have a accent ..i can't tell if i have a accent..how do you listen to yourself when your talking in order to tell.....:) lolrotf...besides everybody else but me has a accent....:) especially nascarnut....when she is typing
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Penny Kay answered
I am from Michigan originally, as with the northern midwest, we don't have an accent, we speak correct English. Now I live in Southern Indiana 3 miles from Louisville Ky. I now have a bit of a Southern accent, it is a cause of much mirth in my family up there. My sis moved to N.Y. And has a Brooklyn accent. The 2 of us keep the family entertained with our borrowed accents.
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Anonymous
Anonymous commented
So, what you're saying is that your family has a northern US accent, where as you have taken on more of a southern accent. I'm sure "loovul" has it's own accent, as the southern accent isn't all the same, either. People in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa claim we don't have accents, either, but boy, when we go places and start talking, everyone can tell we aren't from there, even if we can discern no difference in how they are talking to us.
diles Profile
diles answered
A bit of an irish accent.  Although you all sound different to me!
Rachel Profile
Rachel answered
My accent is HORRIBLE!!! For some reason, I have a british accent sometimes, a southern accent sometimes, and a south jersey accent sometimes (this one i can understand, considering i live in south jersey). I can't help which one i speak with. It's just random. I've lived in jersey all my life, so where did the british accent come from??? Also, what's worse is... Sometimes i speak with 2 accents at one time! Have you ever heard someone talk with a british accent and south jersey accent at the same time? Well, if you talk to me, you will. :(
Detroit Drew Profile
Detroit Drew answered


I have a Midwestern accent. We don't think it's funny, but it is to other people. If we're around a certain accent for too long, then we start getting that accent too.

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Anonymous answered
I am from Tanzania by the way which is in East Africa. My English is not that good but I am very proud of my Country. I have Tanzanian accent...
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Anonymous answered
I am from Tanzania by the way which is in East Africa. My English is not that good but I am very proud of my Country. I have Tanzanian accent...
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Ree Ree answered
Grew up in so.California. So guess its beachy!!! Surfs up!! Dudes....LOL People here tend to talk fast so I have been told!!

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