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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
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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
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/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
 
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