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(NYPost)   The classic Noo Yawk accent is fading away. Youse got a problem with dat?   (nypost.com) divider line 210
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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.
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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  
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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
 
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