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2010-02-07 10:05:35 AM
I wish.

However, even my relatives that have lived here in CA for YEARS still have the accent.
 
2010-02-07 10:23:20 AM
It's alive and well here in the south.
 
2010-02-07 10:24:28 AM
It kind of bummed me out when I moved here that everyone wasn't talking like dockworkers from On The Waterfront or Nick and Nora.
 
2010-02-07 10:26:11 AM
In college, people made fun of me for talking with a NY accent, so I made an effort to change it. It's pretty much gone now.
 
2010-02-07 10:47:58 AM
The anchor on my newscast is born and raised in new york and you can't even hear it in his voice. I think it's a cool accent.
 
2010-02-07 10:48:48 AM
Local accents never go away.
 
2010-02-07 10:48:53 AM
Thank. God.

/said in a Chicago accent
//Yeah biatches....there's a city between you and LA.
 
2010-02-07 10:49:00 AM
oldernell: It's alive and well here in the south.

True.
The people with the worst accents moved to Atlanta.
 
2010-02-07 10:49:14 AM
Now if we could only get rid of the Boston accent, we might be onto something.
 
2010-02-07 10:49:14 AM
Oh thank God. It's one of my least favorite accents.
 
2010-02-07 10:49:49 AM
now the Negro Dialect is the most popular.

same in Chicago.
 
2010-02-07 10:50:20 AM
dwrash:

Simulpost! *high five*
 
2010-02-07 10:50:41 AM
moitz: //Yeah biatches....there's a city between you and LA.

now you're just being silly.

/you mean Mad Max wasn't a documentary of life in the midwest?
 
2010-02-07 10:50:53 AM
Yay! That is a horrible, horrible accent. You sound rude, snotty, and angry even if you're talking about how pretty a flower is. I hate it.
 
2010-02-07 10:52:07 AM
Thank God. You all sounded like a bunch of uneducated idiots.
 
2010-02-07 10:52:48 AM
The traditional Charleston, SC accent is almost entirely gone.
 
2010-02-07 10:52:52 AM
It is an ugly accent that makes the speaker sound like they have an IQ of 10
 
2010-02-07 10:52:54 AM
gadian: Yay! That is a horrible, horrible accent. You sound rude, snotty, and angry even if you're talking about how pretty a flower is. I hate it.

Kind of like speaking in German?
 
2010-02-07 10:52:57 AM
Good. I hate that phony lowlife overstressed on-purpose asshole accent.

I am totally right. You people who talk that way do it one purpose. Grow up and start talking like a normal person, bruno assholes.
 
2010-02-07 10:53:24 AM
well, being born and raised in kentucky, i guess im stuck with this southern accent forever. but im too old to change now!
 
2010-02-07 10:53:58 AM
gadian: That is a horrible, horrible accent. You sound rude, snotty, and angry even if you're talking about how pretty a flower is. I hate it.

Look who's talking coming from Alaska and AK. Rather sound snotty, rude and angry than retarded, retarded and retarded.
 
2010-02-07 10:54:07 AM
There aren't that many left, but the native accent around and south of Richmond, VA is awful too. It takes everything wrong with the Kentucky Trailer accent and accentuates it.

/met some very smart people with these accents and they still sound like idiots.
 
2010-02-07 10:54:16 AM
Anastacya: gadian: Yay! That is a horrible, horrible accent. You sound rude, snotty, and angry even if you're talking about how pretty a flower is. I hate it.

Kind of like speaking in German?


And Quebecois.
 
2010-02-07 10:54:31 AM
moitz: Thank. God.

/said in a Chicago accent
//Yeah biatches....there's a city between you and LA.


Omaha?
 
2010-02-07 10:54:53 AM
ShadowPenguin: gadian: That is a horrible, horrible accent. You sound rude, snotty, and angry even if you're talking about how pretty a flower is. I hate it.

Look who's talking coming from Alaska and AK. Rather sound snotty, rude and angry than retarded, retarded and retarded.


I'm not from Alaska. And neither is Sarah Palin, if that's what you're knocking.
 
2010-02-07 10:54:57 AM
Same thing is happening Boston, regional accents are dying out everywhere.
 
Pav
2010-02-07 10:55:10 AM
Um

NO


The post is trash.

That should about cover it.
 
2010-02-07 10:55:43 AM
It's being replaced with the Spanglish accent.

/Man, these weird looking motherfarkers on the right are getting some low mortgage rates!
 
2010-02-07 10:56:29 AM
Grew up with parent who were "Proper Bostonians". Worked in the South for a few years and to this day (20 years later) still get grief from a major presentation done at the Pentagon where I said "I shan't bother y'all with the details".
 
Lyd
2010-02-07 10:57:22 AM
TheMadChaosopher: now the Negro Dialect is the most popular.

same in Chicago.


But only when they want to...
 
2010-02-07 10:58:03 AM
Wow. I had no idea that some people felt so passionately about an accent that does not affect them in any way. However, I'm not all that surprised.
 
2010-02-07 10:59:28 AM
Now we just need to get rid of the Boston accent.

And yes, I do realize the hypocrisy of saying that when I'm from the metro area of the city whose mayor talks like a Superfan.
 
2010-02-07 10:59:38 AM
OniNeko: Wow. I had no idea that some people felt so passionately about an accent that does not affect them in any way. However, I'm not all that surprised.

Thinks that are offensive to the ears annoy us. Go figure.
 
2010-02-07 10:59:49 AM
ragunax: Good. I hate that phony lowlife overstressed on-purpose asshole accent.

I am totally right. You people who talk that way do it one purpose. Grow up and start talking like a normal person, bruno assholes.


digg.com

"Why are you so anti-Hamas? I mean, isn't pita bread the real enemy?"
 
2010-02-07 11:00:13 AM
Thins=Things
 
2010-02-07 11:01:33 AM
Nerts, dis here Fark t'read can go fahck itself...

/Auf Nimmerwiedersehen
 
2010-02-07 11:02:47 AM
exvaxman: "I shan't bother y'all with the details".

I'm going to work that into a conversation. But not a business presentation. Except maybe as a Power Point slide, just to see if people are paying attention.
 
2010-02-07 11:02:49 AM
Everyone in New York speaks Spanglish or Chinese now.
 
2010-02-07 11:03:42 AM
exvaxman: Grew up with parent who were "Proper Bostonians". Worked in the South for a few years and to this day (20 years later) still get grief from a major presentation done at the Pentagon where I said "I shan't bother y'all with the details".

You sound faPsycat: Nerts, dis here Fark t'read can go fahck itself...

/Auf Nimmerwiedersehen


You sound fat and gay.
 
2010-02-07 11:06:20 AM
I never noticed I pronounced soda "soder" sometimes until someone pointed it out out to me.
 
2010-02-07 11:06:48 AM
I got an Uncle Oil in Texas who owns an earl well.
 
2010-02-07 11:07:22 AM
Yeah it might help to note my grandpa is from brooklyn and I got it from him.

/cool story bro
 
2010-02-07 11:07:33 AM
Besides, I'd take Boston or Noo Yawk over South Philly any motherfarking day of the week. Even the hottest chicks Philly sound like long haul truckers with emphysema.
 
2010-02-07 11:08:37 AM
I live in New Yawk, so I'm really getting a kick outta dese heah replies you farking farks.
 
2010-02-07 11:08:47 AM
The accent of a New York, Jewish woman is worse than the sound of scraping fingernails on a chalkboard.
 
2010-02-07 11:09:30 AM
Anastacya: gadian: Yay! That is a horrible, horrible accent. You sound rude, snotty, and angry even if you're talking about how pretty a flower is. I hate it.

Kind of like speaking in German?


Why do you think they started so many wars?
 
2010-02-07 11:10:46 AM
Nothing is worse than a New Jersey accent. I'd rather listen to Bostonians and New Yorkers than your average NJ retard. It's like the way they speak is purposely designed to irritate the rest of humanity.
 
2010-02-07 11:11:51 AM
moitz: Thank. God.

/said in a Chicago accent
//Yeah biatches....there's a city between you and LA.


Yeah, it's called Houston!

But seriously, I've been asked where I'm from in Louisiana and telling them I was from Texas they said, "Oh, cool, I thought you were a Yankee!" Imagine "yankee" pronounced with about 5 syllables and you get the idea...

Also been told I sound like a valley girl locally, but growing up in the eighties with my mom having trendy model friends left its mark.

I read aloud with perfect enunciation and people ask me why I can't have a conversation in that voice and I have no idea why I can't.
 
2010-02-07 11:12:10 AM
This makes me sad. I love accents.
 
2010-02-07 11:13:44 AM
USCLaw2010: The traditional Charleston, SC accent is almost entirely gone.

That's a shame. I loved listening to people talk there... Especially the old guys.
 
2010-02-07 11:13:46 AM
gadian: That is a horrible, horrible accent. You sound rude, snotty, and angry even if you're talking about how pretty a flower is. I hate it.
============================================

Yeah... Tony Sirico on Sopranos as Paulie. Even when he was happy he sounded pissed off.
 
2010-02-07 11:13:47 AM
It'll probably be replaced by the Norther Cities Vowel Shift.
 
2010-02-07 11:14:10 AM
gadian: ShadowPenguin: gadian: That is a horrible, horrible accent. You sound rude, snotty, and angry even if you're talking about how pretty a flower is. I hate it.

Look who's talking coming from Alaska and AK. Rather sound snotty, rude and angry than retarded, retarded and retarded.

I'm not from Alaska. And neither is Sarah Palin, if that's what you're knocking.



If you're from Arkansas you officially forfeit the right to insult any other place in the country, except maybe Indiana.
 
2010-02-07 11:15:05 AM
jehovahs witness protection: oldernell: It's alive and well here in the south.

True.
The people with the worst accents moved to Atlanta.


This a thousand times
 
2010-02-07 11:17:47 AM
PacManDreaming: Nothing is worse than a New Jersey accent. I'd rather listen to Bostonians and New Yorkers than your average NJ retard. It's like the way they speak is purposely designed to irritate the rest of humanity.

Pittsburgh is worse, much worse. 'Burghers sound like total morons when they speak.

Buncha nasally 'yinzers, all of 'em.
 
2010-02-07 11:18:36 AM
Still no cure for Boston...

rlv.zcache.com
 
2010-02-07 11:19:36 AM
PacManDreaming: Nothing is worse than a New Jersey accent native.

Except a "Hawaiian-born" Indo-Kenyan who married an ape.
 
2010-02-07 11:20:32 AM
The Boston accent is the one that is most butchered in Hollywood. It is a hard accent to fake correctly. The Departed was hard to watch.
 
2010-02-07 11:20:59 AM
PacManDreaming: Nothing is worse than a New Jersey accent. I'd rather listen to Bostonians and New Yorkers than your average NJ retard. It's like the way they speak is purposely designed to irritate the rest of humanity.

A NJ accent is just sewer spillage from NYC. I was born in, and lived in NJ from 74 to 94, and never sounded like what they sounded like.

But, then again, I'm not I-talian, never drove an IROC, or owned a leather jacket.
 
2010-02-07 11:21:04 AM
Um Yeah: I never noticed I pronounced soda "soder" sometimes until someone pointed it out out to me.

See, this is why the accent is going away. You should have said pop.
 
2010-02-07 11:22:38 AM
moitz: //Yeah biatches....there's a city between you and LA.

Always thought it was:

LA --> Alabama --> NY

Didn't realize someone thought there was intelligent life in that void.
 
2010-02-07 11:22:42 AM
img534.imageshack.us

Of course not, Janice.
 
2010-02-07 11:22:45 AM
DeaH: Um Yeah: I never noticed I pronounced soda "soder" sometimes until someone pointed it out out to me.

See, this is why the accent is going away. You should have said pop.


What kinda coke do ya want?

A Dr. Pepper
 
2010-02-07 11:23:23 AM
PacManDreaming: Nothing is worse than a New Jersey accent. I'd rather listen to Bostonians and New Yorkers than your average NJ retard. It's like the way they speak is purposely designed to irritate the rest of humanity.

Disagrees wit chor assessment...

i163.photobucket.com
 
2010-02-07 11:24:04 AM
AmazingRuss: USCLaw2010: The traditional Charleston, SC accent is almost entirely gone.

That's a shame. I loved listening to people talk there... Especially the old guys.


Yea, the last prominent person who had a real Charleston accent was probably Fritz Hollings, the guy whose seat Jim DeMint now holds.

Actually, there was a lot of similarity between Charleston and Boston Accents for the longest time because many of the people in the cities who could afford to do so would spend winters in Charleston and Summers in Boston. It was like an entire city used to move up and down the coast twice a year.
 
2010-02-07 11:26:24 AM
If you really want to establish a new national identity, you should start by ditching the accent that pegs that you descend from miserable outcasts of a hated country.
 
2010-02-07 11:28:04 AM
Accent is alive and well in Queens and da Bronx, the last bastion of real New Yorkers
 
2010-02-07 11:30:09 AM
I hate the Hawaiian accent the worst. The weh theh tehm some vowels, and reelee squeek the Ee's and -ing's, drives me batshiat. the UFCs BJ Penn (BeeJeh) does this. ("After the gehm I am fEElEEng greht.")
The NY accent I kinda like, especially knowing that my Texas drawl (Take-suss drawel) is so pronounced. Shame about the "oi's" and "er's" in NY falling away from the accent, ala Archie Bunker ("terlet")- I always thought that was neat.
 
2010-02-07 11:30:34 AM
AmazingRuss: USCLaw2010: The traditional Charleston, SC accent is almost entirely gone.

That's a shame. I loved listening to people talk there... Especially the old guys.


Which Charleston accent? You can still hear the older ladies around the market speaking gullah-thick Charlestonian; some of the kids speak it well, too. I think the authentic, aristocratic, SOB Charleston accents, however, have basically vanished.
 
2010-02-07 11:31:09 AM
Huskadoodle: DeaH: Um Yeah: I never noticed I pronounced soda "soder" sometimes until someone pointed it out out to me.

See, this is why the accent is going away. You should have said pop.

What kinda coke do ya want?

A Dr. Pepper


Nothing's worse than asking for a scotch and soda and having the server ask, "What kind of soda so you want this that?" Well that's not exactly true. I once asked for a scotch and soda, and the server brought me a scotch and coke - no questions asked. I guess that if you don't know that "soda" means club soda, you should ask.
 
2010-02-07 11:33:07 AM
Funny, I heard it loud and clear at two a.m. last night outside my window in Bay Ridge: "fark you, come back heah, hey don' chew walk away from me, mothafarka! Whatcha gonna do now, call the cops, ya farkin pansy? I OWN the cops, man, my uncle's on de fawce, he'll run ya in fer bein a stupid farkin asshole, whadya think of that?..."

And on and on. Strange thing is, I hear this night after night and nobody ever seems to so much as throw a punch.

Of course, there are also plenty of perfectly nice, friendly, intelligent folks around here who talk like that (only without quite so many "farks"), but they're not as funny.

For some reason, I always liked the male New York accent (as spoken by George Carlin, for instance), while an outer-borough or Long Island accent coming from a woman struck me like the proverbial fingernails on a blackboard.
 
2010-02-07 11:34:34 AM
Too many people moving in.

farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2010-02-07 11:34:54 AM
When I came up to New York in 1973 from Atlanta, it took me 3 years to shake it.

/I'm quicker nowadays
 
2010-02-07 11:37:21 AM
dwrash: Now if we could only get rid of the Boston accent, we might be onto something.

No kidding. I've been in Boston for over 5 years, and my ears still burn when I hear it.

I'd say more, but I gotta run down the packy in Meffid andgit a cahton of Mahbroze.
 
2010-02-07 11:37:28 AM
give me doughnuts: Anastacya: gadian: Yay! That is a horrible, horrible accent. You sound rude, snotty, and angry even if you're talking about how pretty a flower is. I hate it.

Kind of like speaking in German?

Why do you think they started so many wars?


Well plants do have something to do with it.

Paris has lots of trees and we like to march in the shade.
 
2010-02-07 11:38:43 AM
twfeline: If you really want to establish a new national identity, you should start by ditching the accent that pegs that you descend from miserable outcasts of a hated country.

Australians?
 
2010-02-07 11:42:35 AM
The Yinzer accent is next right? Right??
 
2010-02-07 11:44:09 AM
The landscaper guy's accent on the tv series Ask This Old House drives me up the wall. That guy would NOT make a good pirate. ARRRRR!
 
2010-02-07 11:44:29 AM
Thanks to a lack of in-migration, the very nasal Buffalo accent is getting more prevalent and much stronger in the area. Buffalo is ground zero for the Great Northern Vowel Shift.
 
2010-02-07 11:44:32 AM
moitz: Thank. God.

/said in a Chicago accent
//Yeah biatches....there's a city between you and LA.


And Minneapolis. "Mindeanapolis?" Don't they have that car race every year?--I was actually asked that! By an American.

/Uhm, you mean "Indianapolis", don't you?
//"What's that?"
///wtf?
////Said in a Fargo accent, daoncha know? Uff, da.
//A guy could...
//Howard Mohr FTW.
\backslashie
 
2010-02-07 11:44:35 AM
I'm a New Yorker who has traveled to the UK many times for work. My Brit co-workers nicknamed me "Kojak." They seemed to get a kick out of my accent -- or maybe they were just being polite.
 
2010-02-07 11:44:41 AM
TheMadChaosopher: now the Negro Dialect is the most popular.

same in Chicago.


Weak Troll -1 eleventy
 
2010-02-07 11:45:07 AM
Being that New York is the capital of the world it is a shame to see our accent disappearing.
 
2010-02-07 11:45:46 AM
I don't mind the New York accent, but Boston's drive me nuts. The thing is, I love Boston otherwise. It's more than a feeling. I just close my eyes...

/foreplay long time
 
2010-02-07 11:45:55 AM
I blame TV and Non-Regional diction.
 
2010-02-07 11:46:55 AM
callmeox: PacManDreaming: Nothing is worse than a New Jersey accent. I'd rather listen to Bostonians and New Yorkers than your average NJ retard. It's like the way they speak is purposely designed to irritate the rest of humanity.

Pittsburgh is worse, much worse. 'Burghers sound like total morons when they speak.

Buncha nasally 'yinzers, all of 'em.


Great minds something something...
 
2010-02-07 11:49:52 AM
Some New York accents are alright. That god-awful brain-dead Brooklyn guido accent needs to die, though.
 
2010-02-07 11:50:39 AM
I've lived in NYC for three years and have encountered the accent in lower classer or working people. It was kind of shocking to be walking then glance at someone and have them go "How youse doin'?" politely. I have a standard Texas accent, which means pretty much none but my vocabulary is pretty messed up. My mind just incorporates words as is so I've picked up wicked (both as synonym for cool and a modifier), and a few British words. It sucked when I was reading Middle English because I used a few words after reading but was pretty much good otherwise.
 
2010-02-07 11:53:01 AM
Didgeridon't: The Yinzer accent is next right? Right??

Either Yinzer, or the Heynabonics from across the state.

/yous guys, yinz guys. Meh.
 
2010-02-07 11:54:26 AM
www.knowledgerush.com

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2010-02-07 11:54:47 AM
Maggie_Luna: lower classer
lol
I have a standard Texas accent, which means pretty much none
LOL
 
2010-02-07 11:55:31 AM
The accent is still alive in Brukaleen.
 
2010-02-07 11:57:11 AM
They still say dumb shiat like "stand on line."
 
2010-02-07 12:02:33 PM
Alls youse gots to do is times it by tree.
 
2010-02-07 12:05:23 PM
Nothing makes me laugh more than hearing a Yooper accent.

/eydare! cold enough ferya?
 
2010-02-07 12:05:47 PM
exempli gratis: Maggie_Luna: lower classer
lol
I have a standard Texas accent, which means pretty much none
LOL


Seriously though, unless someone comes from the boonies I have never met anyone with a 'Texan' accent from either a suburb or city. I usually get asked where I'm from once I bring out "y'all". And yeah, I say shan't too.
 
2010-02-07 12:05:54 PM
give me doughnuts

twfeline: If you really want to establish a new national identity, you should start by ditching the accent that pegs that you descend from miserable outcasts of a hated country.

Australians Austrians?



FTFY
 
2010-02-07 12:06:04 PM
I grew up in NJ and got made fun of for *not* having a new jersey accent.
 
2010-02-07 12:06:37 PM
Mom and Dad moved our family to the midwest from New York/New Jersey in 18952 (yes, BEFORE I was born).
And Dad stil says "chawklet."
 
2010-02-07 12:07:37 PM
Third In Line: Mom and Dad moved our family to the midwest from New York/New Jersey in 18952 (yes, BEFORE I was born).
And Dad stil says "chawklet."


Whoops!
1952

chocolate
 
2010-02-07 12:07:41 PM
oldandwiser: The accent of a New York, Jewish woman is worse than the sound of scraping fingernails on a chalkboard.

Pardon me? Is there something you would like to say to this Jewish woman from the Lower East Side?

I have a talent for languages and accents - after a bit of exposure, I will fall into whatever accent is being spoken around me. The upside of this is that I'll sound like the people I'm speaking to - nobody picks up that I'm from New York until they see me with New Yorkers (My mutha and my grandmutha tawk like this - and we speak yiddish/yinglish as well). The downside is that when I went to Jamaica or when I hang out with my Australian friends, they all think I'm trying to make fun of them.

I'll miss the Noo Yawk accent, but the problem isn't the accent - it's the personality types that stereotypically come with the people who speak that way. Janice from Friends and Fran Drescher, I'm looking at you.
 
2010-02-07 12:08:01 PM
18952 (yes, BEFORE I was born)

Time travel: it's awesome!
 
2010-02-07 12:08:08 PM
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2010-02-07 12:08:13 PM
As someone who grew up in the Northwest, I thank Bob that there's no regional accent up here.

If you don't pronounce something right up here, you're not a local, you're just dumb.

/Although I wouldn't mind being able to switch to a convincing southern-gentleman accent
 
2010-02-07 12:10:09 PM
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2010-02-07 12:11:40 PM
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I'm a huge fan of Jewbs.


Those are some impressive falsies... I would love to get away with going braless like that!

Must find out who her plastic surgeon is... I have some friends looking for husbands!


/See what I just did?
 
2010-02-07 12:11:41 PM
My favorite unintentionally obnoxious thing to say with a Boston accent is when explaining code in c and dropping "chah stah". (As in char *, a character pointah.)
 
2010-02-07 12:13:59 PM
Immoral use of GoTo statementsMy favorite unintentionally obnoxious thing to say with a Boston accent is when explaining code in c and dropping "chah stah". (As in char *, a character pointah.)

Do you use vah-chah fields in your databases?
 
2010-02-07 12:15:58 PM
Yappy Jappy Midget: Pardon me? Is there something you would like to say to this Jewish woman from the Lower East Side?

*checks profile*

How YOU doin?
 
2010-02-07 12:16:23 PM
Yappy Jappy Midget: Mayostard: KillAllHumans: Jackpot777: NAAAA-AAAA-AAAA-AAAA-AAAA-AAAAA-AAAAA!!!

I'm a huge fan of Jewbs.

Those are some impressive falsies... I would love to get away with going braless like that!

Must find out who her plastic surgeon is... I have some friends looking for husbands!


/See what I just did?


I'd get a boob job but the t-shaped scar I'd get would be worse than the current National Geographic look I'm rocking.

Seriously guys, aren't the scars a turn off? Or do you just care if she looks good in her clothes? Or if they feel right? Or if they are just plain big? My husband lies to me and say they are great but I know better...
 
2010-02-07 12:22:08 PM
angstycoder: Immoral use of GoTo statementsMy favorite unintentionally obnoxious thing to say with a Boston accent is when explaining code in c and dropping "chah stah". (As in char *, a character pointah.)

Do you use vah-chah fields in your databases?


Yes, I do! I SELECT stah FROM mytable; that shiat all the time!
 
2010-02-07 12:22:10 PM
Maggie_Luna: exempli gratis: Maggie_Luna: lower classer
lol
I have a standard Texas accent, which means pretty much none
LOL

Seriously though, unless someone comes from the boonies I have never met anyone with a 'Texan' accent from either a suburb or city. I usually get asked where I'm from once I bring out "y'all". And yeah, I say shan't too.



I've never met a texan who didn't sound like a texan, and living in lewsiana, I've met a lot of texans. You sound texan.
/former new yorker
//didn't think I had an accent. I'd never met someone with the new york accent who wasn't a guido, until I learned to listen with an objective ear.
///y'all take care now, I'm off to momandem's.
 
2010-02-07 12:22:23 PM
Yappy Jappy Midget: /See what I just did?

Filled my inbox with beautiful Jewish boobs?
 
2010-02-07 12:24:50 PM
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I'm a huge fan of Jewbs.

Those are some impressive falsies... I would love to get away with going braless like that!

Must find out who her plastic surgeon is... I have some friends looking for husbands!


/See what I just did?

I'd get a boob job but the t-shaped scar I'd get would be worse than the current National Geographic look I'm rocking.

Seriously guys, aren't the scars a turn off? Or do you just care if she looks good in her clothes? Or if they feel right? Or if they are just plain big? My husband lies to me and say they are great but I know better...



The T-shaped scars are from reductions and lifts, I believe. Although once the scars heal, it doesn't seem to look too terrible, and it might be worth it if the National Geographic look bothers you sufficiently. NSFW due to medical booby photos: http://www.surgery.org/consumers/photos/breast-lift (new window). I know my friend who had a reduction is very happy with hers - and presumably so is her new hubby. What worked for me in tightening without surgery has been losing weight and lifting light weights to tighten the chestal area.

However, most implants are done through small cuts on the side of the breast or underneath - somewhere unobtrusive. Apparently they do feel very different, from my somewhat limited experience with the subject.
 
2010-02-07 12:26:44 PM
Zik-Zak: Some New York accents are alright. That god-awful brain-dead Brooklyn Staten Island guido accent needs to die, though.

/just sayin
/born and raised in brooklyn, but never had a NY accent
 
2010-02-07 12:27:04 PM
NannyStatePark: Yappy Jappy Midget: Mayostard: KillAllHumans: Jackpot777: NAAAA-AAAA-AAAA-AAAA-AAAA-AAAAA-AAAAA!!!

I'm a huge fan of Jewbs.

Those are some impressive falsies... I would love to get away with going braless like that!

Must find out who her plastic surgeon is... I have some friends looking for husbands!


/See what I just did?

I'd get a boob job but the t-shaped scar I'd get would be worse than the current National Geographic look I'm rocking.

Seriously guys, aren't the scars a turn off? Or do you just care if she looks good in her clothes? Or if they feel right? Or if they are just plain big? My husband lies to me and say they are great but I know better...


I don't think you get T-shaped scars anymore, unless you're going to the kiosk in Walmart for your augmentation. I'm pretty sure most doctors go in through the armpit now.
 
2010-02-07 12:28:05 PM
I grew up all over the country so my accent stays pretty neutral. Though different ones come out in different situations; like when I'm taunting someone my Texas comes out and when I'm pissed I go Straight Jersey.

Also, the Midwestern accent is the worst invention on the planet. Worse than rape gum.
 
2010-02-07 12:29:07 PM
AaronK: Still no cure for Boston...

I grew up in a suburb 40 miles west of Boston. Mostly Portuguese and Brazilian families. I have absolutely no idea how I came to have an accent, when nobody else I know does. Hell, I didn't even know I had one until I moved 70 miles west for college. Accents are sneaky.
 
2010-02-07 12:29:14 PM
Maggie_Luna: suburb

I grew up in a Texas city with folks from Kansas... not much of a Texas accent UNLESS I find myself surrounded by people who live in more rural parts... then the accent comes out. I call it my work-site accent since that's pretty much the only time I hear it.

Ya'll is pretty much universally accepted now, but saying "fixin' to" will get you some odd looks elsewhere in the country.
 
2010-02-07 12:32:44 PM
I'm always fascinated with the topic of accents and dialect. But as with most of us, never quite feels like "they" have an accent. Especially when you have one about as neutral as you can get.

There *IS* the classic Chicago accent. No doubt it exists. However growing up in the suburbs, it only is slightly influential. It's not hardcoded and only rears it's ugly head part of the time. It's like we switch back and forth.

It's actually more of a southern Wisconsin accent. I probably only notice that since I have a slight south Minnesota thrown in because of my family.

What I've noticed, is that most of the people I know from California, have a very very similar accent, almost unnoticed until you pay attention to the lack of northern midwest twang. Or as I like to call it, the canadian influence, via Minnesota/Dakatos (aka, a VERY SOFT Fargo).

Ach! (Actually, they is probably the German influence, as only three generations back off the boat and tossed right into the Great Lakes.)
 
2010-02-07 12:32:47 PM
AaronK: Still no cure for Boston...

This.
NY accents I can stand. Probably since I spend a lot of time in at my family's house on the Jersey Shore.
 
2010-02-07 12:35:48 PM
Yappy Jappy Midget: NannyStatePark: Yappy Jappy Midget: Mayostard: KillAllHumans: Jackpot777: NAAAA-AAAA-AAAA-AAAA-AAAA-AAAAA-AAAAA!!!

I'm a huge fan of Jewbs.

Those are some impressive falsies... I would love to get away with going braless like that!

Must find out who her plastic surgeon is... I have some friends looking for husbands!


/See what I just did?

I'd get a boob job but the t-shaped scar I'd get would be worse than the current National Geographic look I'm rocking.

Seriously guys, aren't the scars a turn off? Or do you just care if she looks good in her clothes? Or if they feel right? Or if they are just plain big? My husband lies to me and say they are great but I know better...


The T-shaped scars are from reductions and lifts, I believe. Although once the scars heal, it doesn't seem to look too terrible, and it might be worth it if the National Geographic look bothers you sufficiently. NSFW due to medical booby photos: http://www.surgery.org/consumers/photos/breast-lift (new window). I know my friend who had a reduction is very happy with hers - and presumably so is her new hubby. What worked for me in tightening without surgery has been losing weight and lifting light weights to tighten the chestal area.

However, most implants are done through small cuts on the side of the breast or underneath - somewhere unobtrusive. Apparently they do feel very different, from my somewhat limited experience with the subject.


this is why i love fark. i propose "Fark's Law," That no discussion is complete until breasts are mentioned.
 
2010-02-07 12:36:33 PM
Wait a minnit, youse guys...something relatively intelligent & interesting in The Post??? Who's responsible for this outrage?!?!

/FYI - nobody here in Jersey (apart from NYC/LI flotsam & poseurs) calls it 'Joisey'. That's a City/Bugs Bunny invention.
//As for our Guidos & (worse) Guido wannabes, there's a case for euthanasia if there ever was one...
 
2010-02-07 12:38:52 PM
callmeox:

Pittsburgh is worse, much worse. 'Burghers sound like total morons when they speak.

Buncha nasally 'yinzers, all of 'em.


Pittsburghers have a lazy accent. A southern accent is charming. A Pittsburgher sounds like a complete moran.
 
2010-02-07 12:39:19 PM
Gregosaurus: Wait a minnit, youse guys...something relatively intelligent & interesting in The Post??? Who's responsible for this outrage?!?!

/FYI - nobody here in Jersey (apart from NYC/LI flotsam & poseurs) calls it 'Joisey'. That's a City/Bugs Bunny invention.
//As for our Guidos & (worse) Guido wannabes, there's a case for euthanasia if there ever was one...


It's not an invention, it's an exaggerated yiddish accent. Though it's not really JOISey it's more like Juyhsey - a softer sound than what Bugs Bunny has going.

Do you think it was the Italians who did the cartoons? Feh!
 
2010-02-07 12:44:45 PM
USCLaw2010: Yea, the last prominent person who had a real Charleston accent was probably Fritz Hollings, the guy whose seat Jim DeMint now holds.

Hollings was probably an exception... great speaking voice, elucidating the most vile and repressive bullshiat imaginable. His performance on Zappa's "Porn Wars" is pretty outstanding, though.

Hollings sounds almost exactly like an old electrician I was apprenticing for on Kiawah back in the 80's. He had an aura of grace and calm that I've never seen in anyone since... was partially the accent, and partially being from the age when manners and grace were much more important than they are now.
 
2010-02-07 12:48:03 PM
HowUdewin. I moved from Brooklyn,NY to Texas 5 yheas ago and gettin' a kick out of dis tred.

Southerners seem to enjoy my NYC accent. And I certainly appreciate the Southern drawl...

I sill git alot of "y'all ain't frum 'round ere ar ya?" So I learned sum Texan speak, and appropriately respond with a resounding "tank ya kindly, bless yur heart"...

/had to learn the difference between "y'all" and "all y'all"
//but sill ain't got a truuuuk wit gun rack a dawg
 
2010-02-07 12:53:14 PM
The Boston accent is one of the more prevalent side effects from watching Good Will Hunting too many times. It takes me about a week to get "wicked" out of my vocabulary, and r's back in, after watching it.
 
2010-02-07 12:53:57 PM
I'm a weird case. My parents are New Yorkers and I was raised in South Florida. I grew up hearing a nice blend of transplanted NY natives, Cubans, and southerners. So I typically talk with a neutral accent but slip into any one of the above depending on the situation. That ought to confuse the hell out of people.
 
2010-02-07 12:58:21 PM
O, no luv fer Bawlamerese der, hon?
How 'bout all da snao we got 'round cheer? O mah gawd!

Snaomergency, no porkin' upon Blair!
 
2010-02-07 12:59:52 PM
thirty three and a third: callmeox:

Pittsburgh is worse, much worse. 'Burghers sound like total morons when they speak.

Buncha nasally 'yinzers, all of 'em.

Pittsburghers have a lazy accent. A southern accent is charming. A Pittsburgher sounds like a complete moran.


The worst part for me is that I'm an accent mimic and I've found myself saying Pittsburgh-y things. If I ever catch myself saying "yinz", however, I will promptly kill myself.

/Or whenever instead of when. "Whenever I went to the store yesterday."? Really?
 
2010-02-07 01:02:30 PM
Came in here to mention that there is no accent here in SoCal, but then remembered that I'm surrounded by a lot of people that sound like George Lopez. Some that don't even speak Spanish at at all or all that well, anyhow.
 
2010-02-07 01:03:14 PM
My Dad hasn't lived in Brooklyn for over sixty years and he STILL sounds like Bugs Bunny!

Brooklynites recognize each other by their accents. For years my Dad has worked in a tourist trap in North Carolina. As soon as New Yorkers come in and hear him speak they as "What part of Brooklyn are you from?"
 
2010-02-07 01:06:41 PM
Weigard: I grew up all over the country so my accent stays pretty neutral. Though different ones come out in different situations; like when I'm taunting someone my Texas comes out and when I'm pissed I go Straight Jersey.

Also, the Midwestern accent is the worst invention on the planet. Worse than rape gum.


Living in the mid-west, I didn't know we had an accent. Unless you're talking about the "Cleveland" accent (a version of the Wisconsin/Minnesota accent) or the "briar-hopper" accent of Kentucky/southern Ohio.

Otherwise, we sound like the average US person of unknown origin.

/have relatives with the briar accent as well as the Boston
//my favorite is the "southern belle" accent, done properly of course
 
2010-02-07 01:15:56 PM
No one in my family has lost their New Jersey accent. Except me. By pure choice and force of will shortly before getting the fark out of that hellhole. What a miserable, depressing place, right down to the "dialect" that sounds, well, stooopid. Yeah, it's going away real soon.
 
2010-02-07 01:16:19 PM
The New York accent is still alive and well in the outer boroughs. I moved to Queens from South GA last year and now have cultivated some strange hybrid accent that must be terribly confusing for those who know me.

Hey, when're y'all comin' up t' Noo Yawk?
 
2010-02-07 01:17:10 PM
Um Yeah: Yeah it might help to note my grandpa is from brooklyn and I got it from him.

/cool story bro


Obviously NOT very cool if you had to say so yourself. Actually quite boring.
 
2010-02-07 01:17:27 PM
oldernell: It's alive and well here in the south.

Yes, so much THIS. My neighbors exhibit all the bad traits of New Yorkers; loud and foul mouthed, nasal speaking tone, aggressive, self absorbed and unwilling to consider anything past their nose unless it can benefit themselves.

They were almost thrown out of our neighborhood last summer after they were refused entrance in our pool (they'd forgotten their pass), and loudly threatened to kill the attendant if they weren't let in. The HMA invoked a clause in the covenants about neighbors disrupting the peace, and only a last minute appeal kept them from being forced to sell their home and leave.

/too bad
//had I known I would have testified against them at the hearing
///go back to New Yark
 
2010-02-07 01:17:42 PM
Jackpot777: Didgeridon't: The Yinzer accent is next right? Right??

Either Yinzer, or the Heynabonics from across the state.

/yous guys, yinz guys. Meh.


No need for Rosetta Stone when you have "CoalSpeak", the online dictionary. Anyone can learn Heynabonics in the privacy of their own home... Link (new window)
 
2010-02-07 01:21:55 PM
Yappy Jappy Midget: Gregosaurus: Wait a minnit, youse guys...something relatively intelligent & interesting in The Post??? Who's responsible for this outrage?!?!

/FYI - nobody here in Jersey (apart from NYC/LI flotsam & poseurs) calls it 'Joisey'. That's a City/Bugs Bunny invention.
//As for our Guidos & (worse) Guido wannabes, there's a case for euthanasia if there ever was one...

It's not an invention, it's an exaggerated yiddish accent. Though it's not really JOISey it's more like Juyhsey - a softer sound than what Bugs Bunny has going.

Do you think it was the Italians who did the cartoons? Feh!


No, I just said that's not a Jersey accent, as people tend to think it is. I used to know some old Brooklyn guys who had the er/oi reversal thing going (all dead now).

We don't do that schtick over here...
 
2010-02-07 01:22:55 PM
when i had a phone job i had to be very careful to not mimic the accent of the callers.
 
2010-02-07 01:24:58 PM
Mayostard:

I don't think you get T-shaped scars anymore, unless you're going to the kiosk in Walmart for your augmentation. I'm pretty sure most doctors go in through the armpit now.


Yeah my issue is that one of them has augmented itself too much, LOL.
 
2010-02-07 01:33:38 PM
I've been hella trying to lose my San Jose accent since moving to Austin yall.

/Lived in upstate NY for 3 years.
//It's a horrible place, but pretty.
 
2010-02-07 01:33:58 PM
I suppose it could be because some people go to college and work with dialect coaches to rid themselves of the Noo Yawk accent. (yes, Dad, I'm talking to you - but I love you anyway.)
 
2010-02-07 01:34:04 PM
And the rest of the country pronounces a word like "singer" as "seeeng-er," with a soft "g." But in the New York dialect, it's "SING-er."

wait, what the fark, what the fark is seeeeng-er? is that señor? seen-jurr?

what the fark is wrong with the rest of y'all?

/nonetheless proud that my New York accent is so much lesser than that of most everyone I know
 
2010-02-07 01:49:42 PM
Considering i'm just about the only white person on the train in the morning, i'm not surprised.

When i actually here ENGLISH its a shock to me, let alone its pronunciation.
 
2010-02-07 01:53:25 PM
good. most obnoxious accent in the country.
 
2010-02-07 01:54:37 PM
PolkaJoe: Jackpot777: Didgeridon't: The Yinzer accent is next right? Right??

Either Yinzer, or the Heynabonics from across the state.

/yous guys, yinz guys. Meh.

No need for Rosetta Stone when you have "CoalSpeak", the online dictionary. Anyone can learn Heynabonics in the privacy of their own home... Link (new window)


Hell's teeth, the Carbondale - English dictionary!!
 
2010-02-07 01:58:22 PM
muck4doo: I've been hella trying to lose my San Jose accent since moving to Austin yall.

WTF is a San Jose accent? That's pretty much an Indian accent isn't it?
 
2010-02-07 01:59:08 PM
Mu bona fides: I'm from NJ and left 20 years ago. Lost my accent, but it returns in full bloom when I'm drunk or angry. Or talking to my friends back "home".

That said, I think I could make a mint in Hollywood teaching actors how to talk NJ/NY. I'm endlessly horrified when some "gritty" film about life in NY features actors who either sound like they're from Sacramento or sound like someone who practiced their NY accent by watching two re-runs of Welcome Back Kotter.

For instance, in the entire Spiderman series of films the only characters with a hint of a NY accent are J Jonah Jameson and the Green Goblin. Everyone else - Uncle Ben, Aunt May, Mary Jane and Spidey himself - WHO ALL GREW UP AND LIVED IN NYC - sound like they're from farking Sacramento. WTF?
 
2010-02-07 02:02:06 PM
LemSkroob: Considering i'm just about the only white person on the train in the morning, i'm not surprised.

When i actually here ENGLISH its a shock to me, let alone its pronunciation.


/get a brain, morans!
 
2010-02-07 02:04:54 PM
My folks were born and raised in New York and moved out to Arizona in 1967. They still sound like they just got back from Greenwich Village with a new pair of dungarees. It never fades. :)
 
2010-02-07 02:08:51 PM
Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: give me doughnuts: Anastacya: gadian: Yay! That is a horrible, horrible accent. You sound rude, snotty, and angry even if you're talking about how pretty a flower is. I hate it.

Kind of like speaking in German?

Why do you think they started so many wars?

Well plants do have something to do with it.

Paris has lots of trees and we like to march in the shade.


I speak German with a New York accent. What do I win?

/nokiddin
 
2010-02-07 02:10:10 PM
Today's standard NY accent is a normal Northeastern accent, if a little "earthier".

North Jersey's exactly the same, if a little more "Midwestern". South Jersey is indistinguishable from standard American English, except for two big differences: "wudder" and "yeeeeah".
 
2010-02-07 02:11:41 PM
media-2.web.britannica.com

"Oh yeah, you blend."
 
2010-02-07 02:17:14 PM
LemSkroob: When i actually here ENGLISH its a shock to me, let alone its pronunciation.

Hehe. Does it effect your writing as well?
 
2010-02-07 02:26:04 PM
Thank farking gawd.

Atleast now we only have one quadrant of the nation that still sounds like douche-nozzles, sans the Spanish speaking retards.
 
2010-02-07 02:29:41 PM
OK, as long as they don't lose the accent in Lawn Guylin.
 
2010-02-07 02:35:09 PM
Nick Nostril: Unless you're talking about the "Cleveland" accent (a version of the Wisconsin/Minnesota accent)

Nobody in Cleveland speaks in a Wisconsin/Minnesota version of anything. Our accentless accent came from Connecticut. That's why we're called the Western Reserve.
 
2010-02-07 02:37:02 PM
Born in L.A. (South-Central to boot!)
People who meet me always ask what state I'm from, presumption being The Northeast.
Best friends mostly from CT, who went to college out here, and all their friends from out of state.
Proud to not sound or act Californian.:)
 
2010-02-07 02:40:58 PM
i236.photobucket.com

Hock. I heah da cannon's raw!
 
2010-02-07 02:42:55 PM
We dont have accents in Milwaukee.
 
2010-02-07 02:53:43 PM
Hey, I'm walking here!
 
2010-02-07 02:57:43 PM
You can gauge a Bostonians income bracket by how strong his/her accent is.
 
2010-02-07 03:00:40 PM
I'm really sad to see regional accents dissapearing; simply because one of the coolest thing about visiting large cities in the South was immigrants with southern accents
 
2010-02-07 03:01:32 PM
phartman: Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: give me doughnuts: Anastacya: gadian: Yay! That is a horrible, horrible accent. You sound rude, snotty, and angry even if you're talking about how pretty a flower is. I hate it.

Kind of like speaking in German?

Why do you think they started so many wars?

Well plants do have something to do with it.

Paris has lots of trees and we like to march in the shade.

I speak German with a New York accent. What do I win?

/nokiddin


The chance to be a social outcast?

There was this guy from Alabama I used to work with here who spoke German well (from a grammatical standpoint). He knew the correct tenses and could properly formulate a sentence.

The problem is it sounded exactly like someone from Alabama reading German text. It was largely unintelligible to native speakers. And Americans will say "well boy howdy, that's their problem, he was speakin' darn good Germlish"

The point is that proper pronunciation is equal parts, if not more of communication with native speakers. I've heard people who had the accent down very well, but pronounced something slightly wrong or didn't use the right case. We all knew what they were trying to say.

But when some hick says "ich habe viel zu tun gehabt" and it sounds like "Ick hayb veal zoo tunn geehahbett" with the English "z" and "v", nobody understands a farking word.

It's far easier to understand someone who can properly pronounce it, but mistakenly says "Ich habt viel zu tun gehaben"
 
2010-02-07 03:04:27 PM
Remember William Bendix? He spent his ENTIRE acting career as "The guy from Brooklyn." Umpteen war movies where he played the guy from Brooklyn desperate to find out how the Dodgers are doing. He played Chester A, Riley in the radio and TV versions of "The Life of Riley" the entire gag was that he was a not too bright guy from Brooklyn!
Even Hitchcock used him a "The guy from Brooklyn" in Lifeboat!

We will never see an actor like that again.

Joe Peschi is the closest but he plays generic New Yawkers, not "the guy from Brooklyn>"
 
2010-02-07 03:24:20 PM
ShadowPenguin: moitz: //Yeah biatches....there's a city between you and LA.

now you're just being silly.

/you mean Mad Max wasn't a documentary of life in the midwest?


Well, I didn't say *that*....
 
2010-02-07 03:31:40 PM
Obviously the Post has not considered Staten Island. I rarely hear anyone there who -doesn't- speak with the Accent.
 
2010-02-07 03:35:58 PM
TXEric: PacManDreaming: Nothing is worse than a New Jersey accent. I'd rather listen to Bostonians and New Yorkers than your average NJ retard. It's like the way they speak is purposely designed to irritate the rest of humanity.

Disagrees wit chor assessment...


As do aye!
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2010-02-07 03:42:59 PM
One of my former supervisors was born & raised in the Bronx. He's lived on the West Coast (California, then Oregon) for at least the last 40 years (he's in his 60s) and still has his accent.
 
2010-02-07 03:44:01 PM
Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude:
There was this guy from Alabama I used to work with here who spoke German well (from a grammatical standpoint). He knew the correct tenses and could properly formulate a sentence.

The problem is it sounded exactly like someone from Alabama reading German text. It was largely unintelligible to native speakers. And Americans will say "well boy howdy, that's their problem, he was speakin' darn good Germlish"

The point is that proper pronunciation is equal parts, if not more of communication with native speakers. I've heard people who had the accent down very well, but pronounced something slightly wrong or didn't use the right case. We all knew what they were trying to say.

But when some hick says "ich habe viel zu tun gehabt" and it sounds like "Ick hayb veal zoo tunn geehahbett" with the English "z" and "v", nobody understands a farking word.

It's far easier to understand someone who can properly pronounce it, but mistakenly says "Ich habt viel zu tun gehaben"


Any German I speak comes out with a Yiddish accent - the only person I knew who spoke German said I sounded like I'm from Vienna.

/I have a schtambaum going back to the 1500s in Hamburg. You'd think some of that would have come through in my accent, but my Opa refuses to speak the language since he fled the country. Meh.
 
2010-02-07 04:52:09 PM
NannyStatePark: But seriously, I've been asked where I'm from in Louisiana and telling them I was from Texas they said, "Oh, cool, I thought you were a Yankee!"

Southerners think everyone is a Yankee. Especially those from the West, even though the West was heavily populated by Southern refugees from the Civil War. Unless you got their particular drawl, you're a carpetbagger.
 
2010-02-07 05:09:10 PM
Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: There was this guy from Alabama I used to work with here who spoke German well (from a grammatical standpoint). He knew the correct tenses and could properly formulate a sentence.

The problem is it sounded exactly like someone from Alabama reading German text. It was largely unintelligible to native speakers. And Americans will say "well boy howdy, that's their problem, he was speakin' darn good Germlish"

The point is that proper pronunciation is equal parts, if not more of communication with native speakers. I've heard people who had the accent down very well, but pronounced something slightly wrong or didn't use the right case. We all knew what they were trying to say.

But when some hick says "ich habe viel zu tun gehabt" and it sounds like "Ick hayb veal zoo tunn geehahbett" with the English "z" and "v", nobody understands a farking word.

It's far easier to understand someone who can properly pronounce it, but mistakenly says "Ich habt viel zu tun gehaben"


cdn.buzznet.com
 
2010-02-07 05:19:17 PM
The "classic" accent may be losing favor, but I also think that it is largely because of all the transplants moving in. But even within NY, there are different accents. The Puerto Ricans, Asian Indians, Jews, Mexicans, Italians etc all sound a bit different, even if they are native born NYers. Then the Jersey, Staten Island (the WORST) and LIers sound different from say, the city. I'd say there's a difference between Bx, Bk, and Manhattan too. I've just moved to Qns, and the sound is a bit more Long Island than anywhere else in the city.

I know I have the accent; but it comes out badly only after a few drinks. Especially in a local pub. It's a pretty bad Bronx accent (where my family is from) mixed with Manhattan "Seinfeld" sounds, or so I've been told.
 
2010-02-07 05:26:34 PM
Daroc: I honestly cant believe Im the first to put this up...

came for this. Darco Bueller, you're my hero.
 
2010-02-07 05:27:51 PM
dweezil101: Daroc: I honestly cant believe Im the first to put this up...

came for this. Darco Bueller, you're my hero.


And by Darco I meant Daroc. Having a lysdexia day.
 
2010-02-07 06:34:43 PM
Ax me if I care.
 
2010-02-07 06:42:57 PM
why did the bird that waded through the oil covered puddle get to the worm faster than the bird that flew to it?

The oily boid catches da woim.

/thank you very much remember to tip your waitress
 
2010-02-07 07:38:11 PM
Spend a day at Aqueduct Racetrack. The accent is still around.

"Cah-maun five! Git up dey-ah! CAH-MAUN FIVE! YEE-AH! I gots da triple!"
 
2010-02-07 07:44:42 PM
Immoral use of GoTo statements: My favorite unintentionally obnoxious thing to say with a Boston accent is when explaining code in c and dropping "chah stah". (As in char *, a character pointah.)

I do the exact same thing!

/char stah arg var
 
2010-02-07 08:16:31 PM
Excen: As someone who grew up in the Northwest, I thank Bob that there's no regional accent up here.

If you don't pronounce something right up here, you're not a local, you're just dumb.

/Although I wouldn't mind being able to switch to a convincing southern-gentleman accent


Untrue. I am a Seattlite who moved to NY. People are always telling me I sound canadian. It's insane, I certainly don't say anything like "eh" or "maaazda" but they say I have an accent. I sound like any other person from the PNW, but accents are all relative. You have one whether you like it or not.


Rufus Lee King: DrunkenBob: NannyStatePark: But seriously, I've been asked where I'm from in Louisiana and telling them I was from Texas they said, "Oh, cool, I thought you were a Yankee!"

Southerners think everyone is a Yankee. Especially those from the West, even though the West was heavily populated by Southern refugees from the Civil War. Unless you got their particular drawl, you're a carpetbagger.

THIS.

I don't have a particularly strong Southern accent, and am therefore accused by South Carolinians of being a "yankee". Well, I am originally from NORTH Carolina, so by the SC definition, I guess I am indeed one of them carpetbaggin' scalawags.


I shouldn't have to be the one to point this out to a southerner... but NC was a Confederate state.
 
2010-02-07 08:49:29 PM
muck4doo: I've been hella trying to lose my San Jose accent since moving to Austin yall.

/Lived in upstate NY for 3 years.
//It's a horrible place, but pretty.


Upstate NY has a weird backwoods hick accent.
Yes it's pretty here, but the way they talk is weird.

I'm from NJ but moved around a bit. I still have my accent but I don't notice it until someone asks what exit I'm from. When I talk to someone else from NJ then the accent gets stronger as if I never left.

My husband was raised in the south but doesn't have a southern accent at all. Once in a while he says a something that sounds southern, but for the most part, nobody can tell where he's from unless he tells them.

But living up here in upstate NY, both of us are easily identified as outsiders because we don't talk like they do here.
 
2010-02-07 08:51:08 PM
There are few accents that less educated that a southern accent. The north east absolutely succeeds in sounding more retarded than the south and I find that amazing.
 
2010-02-07 09:07:52 PM
The worst accents I ever had to deal with was when talking to women in the Atlanta area. I couldn't understand half of what they said. I used to say they were speaking southern Egyptian or something. Their words were all choppy, they talked faster than I do and I'm from NJ and thought I talked fast!
 
2010-02-07 10:48:42 PM
Shakin_Haitian: There are few accents that less educated that a southern accent. The north east absolutely succeeds in sounding more retarded than the south and I find that amazing.

Exception: strong NY Jewish accents, syntax, etc., are still widespread among scholars and lecturers because they are so strongly associated with intellectual status and achievement, despite making the speaker sound like s/he has just eaten a quart of spoiled cottage cheese.
 
2010-02-07 11:20:13 PM
Lol at the accent hate. Some of you have issues.

/doesn't drop Rs
// does, however say stuff like "I wawked up to the chawkboard" and "Please pass the sawlt", but that's about all, as far as deviation from newscaster-standard Northern U.S. accent.
 
2010-02-07 11:25:42 PM
ShadowPenguin: gadian: That is a horrible, horrible accent. You sound rude, snotty, and angry even if you're talking about how pretty a flower is. I hate it.

Look who's talking coming from Alaska and AK. Rather sound snotty, rude and angry than retarded, retarded and retarded.


Speaking of retarded, AK is Alaska.
 
2010-02-07 11:42:50 PM
The West Coast accent will rule you all!
 
2010-02-07 11:52:31 PM
fark New York.

s2.thisnext.com
 
2010-02-08 12:19:04 AM
gadian: Anastacya: gadian: Yay! That is a horrible, horrible accent. You sound rude, snotty, and angry even if you're talking about how pretty a flower is. I hate it.

Kind of like speaking in German?

And Quebecois.


Don't forget Newfie!

/Canuckian
 
2010-02-08 12:45:21 AM
img297.imageshack.us

/Ro disagrees
 
2010-02-08 12:52:47 AM
Jamdug!: fark New York.

Aw, someone needs a hug. C'mere you!
 
2010-02-08 12:57:58 AM
The classic Noo Yawk accent is fading away. Youse got a problem with WIT dat?

FTFY
 
2010-02-08 01:24:03 AM
i like my new york accent. but I'm not italian or jewish, so it's not covered in hair
 
2010-02-08 01:24:27 AM
Jamdug!: fark New York.

Oh, I knew i forgot something... It took me a farking long time to eliminate the farking word "fark" from my every farking sentence. It's so engrained in the farking Brooklyn/Staten Island speech pattern, it almost goes un-farking-noticed. Totally inappropriate for IT phone or desk side support, I had to break the farking habit years ago.

It's the farking morons that bring the farking speech pattern right farking back.

So, yeah, you can go fark yourself you farking farkhead.

/"fark you" is a compliment in my home
//old farking habits take a long farking time to die
/// People know I have an accent, but can't quite place it
//// MY girl assimilated my accent over the past years, people ask her what part of NYC she is from... She's from California
 
2010-02-08 04:02:35 AM
Bugs Bunny's from da Bronx not Brooklyn (so says my NYC-bred boss).

Toidy poiple boids
Sittin' on da coib.
A choipin', and a boipin'
an' eatin' doity woims.
 
2010-02-08 04:57:27 AM
It's the New Jersey accent that drives me up a wall. Farking New Jersey douchebag guido accent...we should just cut Jersey off and let it float gently out to sea to be swallowed up by oblivion.

/need more coffee
//feeling a litte bit "shirt in a can" right now
///
 
2010-02-08 05:39:07 AM
Virginia accent.

mimg.ugo.com
 
2010-02-08 05:43:14 AM
Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: There was this guy from Alabama I used to work with here who spoke German well (from a grammatical standpoint). He knew the correct tenses and could properly formulate a sentence.

The problem is it sounded exactly like someone from Alabama reading German text. It was largely unintelligible to native speakers. And Americans will say "well boy howdy, that's their problem, he was speakin' darn good Germlish"

The point is that proper pronunciation is equal parts, if not more of communication with native speakers. I've heard people who had the accent down very well, but pronounced something slightly wrong or didn't use the right case. We all knew what they were trying to say.

But when some hick says "ich habe viel zu tun gehabt" and it sounds like "Ick hayb veal zoo tunn geehahbett" with the English "z" and "v", nobody understands a farking word.

It's far easier to understand someone who can properly pronounce it, but mistakenly says "Ich habt viel zu tun gehaben


kuhl storien, brow
 
2010-02-08 10:55:26 AM
i still say tirdy toid and toid (but only when going to 33+3, otherwise i'm closer to a non-accent).

i never quite understood why great grandma would call something a terlet (toilet). and she would always refer to the frig as a e-frigid-air (which is more excusable, cuz its almost the brand name).

and when english gains a more acceptable plural 2nd person pronoun, i'll stop saying "youse" and "youse guys". an' i ain't droppin "ain't".

of caws, it aint a propah new yawk accent witout lots of farks and shiats.

/born + raised
 
2010-02-08 11:18:34 AM
ItsNotButter: Jamdug!: fark New York.

Oh, I knew i forgot something... It took me a farking long time to eliminate the farking word "fark" from my every farking sentence. It's so engrained in the farking Brooklyn/Staten Island speech pattern, it almost goes un-farking-noticed. Totally inappropriate for IT phone or desk side support, I had to break the farking habit years ago.

It's the farking morons that bring the farking speech pattern right farking back.

So, yeah, you can go fark yourself you farking farkhead.

/"fark you" is a compliment in my home
//old farking habits take a long farking time to die
/// People know I have an accent, but can't quite place it
//// MY girl assimilated my accent over the past years, people ask her what part of NYC she is from... She's from California


Haha.
 
2010-02-08 02:06:25 PM
LobsterSausage: It's the New Jersey accent that drives me up a wall. Farking New Jersey douchebag guido accent...we should just cut Jersey off and let it float gently out to sea to be swallowed up by oblivion.

/need more coffee
//feeling a litte bit "shirt in a can" right now
///


Listen up you moran, there is no "New Jersey accent". What you are treferring to is a NY Metro accent found within a 15-mile radius of Manhattan. There are plenty of people in NJ that speak a completely different way. For example, go to S. Jersey and you will hear a Philly-influenced accent. Central Jersey, the middle ground between NYC and Philly has a very neutral tone.

/sick of self-proclaimed "Jersey experts" generalizing about the entire state just because they've driven on the Turnpike, watched "The Sopranos" or "Jersey Shore" or connected through EWR.
//Jersey native and proud
///glad you don't it here, hopefully you'll stay where you are
 
2010-02-08 02:24:14 PM
HoratioGates: Ax me if I care.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2010-02-08 08:08:32 PM
Upper state is nice, but it's still attached to a city run by idiots and filled with apathy.

Keep yer garbage city.
Until you rebuild those towers, yer as worthless as Louisiana
 
2010-02-09 12:47:47 PM
natas6.0: Upper state is nice, but it's still attached to a city run by idiots and filled with apathy.

Keep yer garbage city.
Until you rebuild those towers, yer as worthless as Louisiana


You mean this one?

img200.imageshack.us


Sorry it hasn't been built according to your schedule, but we had to sift through a few thousand dead bodies at an active crime scene first, dick.
 
2010-02-09 02:46:25 PM
ksmell: LobsterSausage: It's the New Jersey accent that drives me up a wall. Farking New Jersey douchebag guido accent...we should just cut Jersey off and let it float gently out to sea to be swallowed up by oblivion.

/need more coffee
//feeling a litte bit "shirt in a can" right now
///

Listen up you moran, there is no "New Jersey accent". What you are treferring to is a NY Metro accent found within a 15-mile radius of Manhattan. There are plenty of people in NJ that speak a completely different way. For example, go to S. Jersey and you will hear a Philly-influenced accent. Central Jersey, the middle ground between NYC and Philly has a very neutral tone.

/sick of self-proclaimed "Jersey experts" generalizing about the entire state just because they've driven on the Turnpike, watched "The Sopranos" or "Jersey Shore" or connected through EWR.
//Jersey native and proud
///glad you don't it here, hopefully you'll stay where you are


You're correct. I suppose it's the shiatty, hostile, in-your-face attitude that really drives me batty. Thanks for setting me straight.


/wharrgarbbl!
 
2010-02-09 05:00:35 PM
LobsterSausage: ksmell: LobsterSausage: It's the New Jersey accent that drives me up a wall. Farking New Jersey douchebag guido accent...we should just cut Jersey off and let it float gently out to sea to be swallowed up by oblivion.

/need more coffee
//feeling a litte bit "shirt in a can" right now
///

Listen up you moran, there is no "New Jersey accent". What you are treferring to is a NY Metro accent found within a 15-mile radius of Manhattan. There are plenty of people in NJ that speak a completely different way. For example, go to S. Jersey and you will hear a Philly-influenced accent. Central Jersey, the middle ground between NYC and Philly has a very neutral tone.

/sick of self-proclaimed "Jersey experts" generalizing about the entire state just because they've driven on the Turnpike, watched "The Sopranos" or "Jersey Shore" or connected through EWR.
//Jersey native and proud
///glad you don't it here, hopefully you'll stay where you are

You're correct. I suppose it's the shiatty, hostile, in-your-face attitude that really drives me batty. Thanks for setting me straight.

/wharrgarbbl!


You started the hostility, douchenozzle. That's where my attitude comes from. Yeah, you and every person in whatever flyover bumfark state you're from are better than every single soul in New Jersey right? Just because of a stereotype. Go fark yourself.
 
2010-02-09 06:01:33 PM
I rest my case. Thank you.
 
2010-02-09 11:53:54 PM
What, no defense of your bumfark state? Guess you'd be cool if it were "swallowed up by oblivion", then.
 
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