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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2010-12-30 09:10:00 AM  
How many of those really survive in the modern age of travel and television?
 
2010-12-30 09:17:51 AM  

ZAZ: How many of those really survive in the modern age of travel and television?


We could ask yinz guys after we red up the yard.
 
2010-12-30 09:26:02 AM  
New York
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People who sound dumb
 
2010-12-30 09:29:14 AM  
EatHam

At least New Yorkers have all of their vowels. Besides the accent becomes more prevalent based on socioeconomics. The accent makes you sound poor
 
2010-12-30 09:33:33 AM  

corgic: The accent makes you sound poor


No, you are thinking of the New Jersey accent.
 
2010-12-30 09:36:59 AM  
EatHam No, you are thinking of the New Jersey accent

Nope. It's been that way forever. See Labov's dialect work from the 70's. Also, have you never noticed that cops and firemen sound different than stockbrokers? It's a choice.
 
2010-12-30 09:38:15 AM  
This is cool, y'all.
 
2010-12-30 09:50:35 AM  
I thought Texas would have it's own dialect. I've never heard anyone from another state say something like, "I'm fixing to go git a coke."...which means, "I'm going to retrieve a soft drink for my consumption." (usually a Dr. Pepper).
 
2010-12-30 09:52:06 AM  

UberDave: I thought Texas would have it's own dialect. I've never heard anyone from another state say something like, "I'm fixing to go git a coke."...which means, "I'm going to retrieve a soft drink for my consumption." (usually a Dr. Pepper).


Coke is used as a generic term for "soft drink" throughout the south.
 
2010-12-30 09:58:26 AM  
UberDave I thought Texas would have it's own dialect.

The "fixin' a...." construction happens in OK, KS and Colorado too. Uniquely Texas is the "might could.." As in I might could meet you at the mall later.
 
2010-12-30 10:00:49 AM  
I've got a regional dialect question.

www.bobbittville.com
Would any of you call this vehicle a 'bob truck'?
 
2010-12-30 10:03:53 AM  

corgic: Nope. It's been that way forever


upper class people here have a rhiotic accent.
 
2010-12-30 10:06:54 AM  
EatHam upper class people here have a rhiotic accent

I don't think rhoticity is the most defining feature of the accent, but yeah, they've got r's

hillbillypharmacist Why is it a bob truck? I've never heard that one
 
2010-12-30 10:18:46 AM  
I went down to the Chesapeake Bay in VA out in Reedville VA Google Map link (new window) and I could barely understand them. It was like they were speaking a different language, but after listening carefully it was just very odd dialect and accent issues.
 
2010-12-30 10:22:38 AM  

Fano: UberDave: I thought Texas would have it's own dialect. I've never heard anyone from another state say something like, "I'm fixing to go git a coke."...which means, "I'm going to retrieve a soft drink for my consumption." (usually a Dr. Pepper).

Coke is used as a generic term for "soft drink" throughout the south.



Never said it wasn't. If I did, I would have said calling a soft drink a "coke" is unique to Texas.

I think the Texas dialect is rather unique and it's pretty easy for many people from other states to place a Texan based on the way they talk (no only what they say). Same goes for other states like Louisiana, Alabama, and Virginia where they pronounce their "out" sounds similar to Canadians (IMO).
 
2010-12-30 10:26:36 AM  

corgic: UberDave I thought Texas would have it's own dialect.

The "fixin' a...." construction happens in OK, KS and Colorado too. Uniquely Texas is the "might could.." As in I might could meet you at the mall later.



Colorado? You may hear it in Colorado because there's a lot of Texans there! Seriously. I had friends from Denver that would constantly give me shiat for using "fixin'". And I've had plenty of CO natives come out and joke about that upon learning I'm from Texas - "You from Texas huh? You "fixin'" to go fishing? Heh heh heh!"
 
2010-12-30 10:27:18 AM  
Ah cahn't undahstand a wuhd yeh sayin, deah. no suh.
 
2010-12-30 10:29:27 AM  
The "Mormon Corridor" starts at Las Vegas?
 
2010-12-30 10:29:37 AM  

corgic: EatHam No, you are thinking of the New Jersey accent

Nope. It's been that way forever. See Labov's dialect work from the 70's. Also, have you never noticed that cops and firemen sound different than stockbrokers? It's a choice.


It's called Police Mandarin: "The poipatrater then fled inna northerly direction on foot."
 
2010-12-30 10:29:38 AM  
That pages doubles as a dyslexia test.
 
2010-12-30 10:30:33 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: I've got a regional dialect question.


Would any of you call this vehicle a 'bob truck'?


Only if Bob owned it.
 
2010-12-30 10:30:33 AM  
Canada has more than one accent?
/Kidding... there's Newfie and Canuk
 
2010-12-30 10:30:54 AM  
cleaned.beyondunreal.com
 
2010-12-30 10:31:12 AM  
I live in Evansville Indiana. It's very clear when you run into someone from Henderson Kentucky, which is 10 minutes or less from Evansville, but the dialect is dramatically different. Having that river as a big separation for such a long time certainly created a difference in language. I teach English as a Second Language, and when they've been here about 6 months, even they can tell when someone is from Kentucky.
 
2010-12-30 10:32:02 AM  
If you look carefully at Alaska, you'll see a single pixel that's different from the rest. That represents some bimbo who was born in Idaho, lived in Alaska, but for no apparent reason sounds like an extra from Fargo.
 
2010-12-30 10:33:17 AM  
This is really cool. The fact that it's just a hobby is... kind of weird.
 
2010-12-30 10:33:20 AM  

UberDave: Fano: UberDave: I thought Texas would have it's own dialect. I've never heard anyone from another state say something like, "I'm fixing to go git a coke."...which means, "I'm going to retrieve a soft drink for my consumption." (usually a Dr. Pepper).

Coke is used as a generic term for "soft drink" throughout the south.


Never said it wasn't. If I did, I would have said calling a soft drink a "coke" is unique to Texas.

I think the Texas dialect is rather unique and it's pretty easy for many people from other states to place a Texan based on the way they talk (no only what they say). Same goes for other states like Louisiana, Alabama, and Virginia where they pronounce their "out" sounds similar to Canadians (IMO).


Being a native of Richmond, VA, I've never heard anyone in VA pronounce "out" like "oot". Not even remotely.
 
2010-12-30 10:33:28 AM  
In Southern Kentucky, people say "aimin' to" instead of "fixin' to".
 
2010-12-30 10:33:52 AM  
What cracks me up is the fact that I grew up in Cincinnati but currently live in Clevelad and everyone up here claims that I have a southern accent.

"You know you're from Cincinnati when you travel 20 minutes in any direction and hear a different accent than your own."
 
2010-12-30 10:34:00 AM  
hillbillypharmacist:
Would any of you call this vehicle a 'bob truck'?

That's a bob tail truck.
 
2010-12-30 10:34:03 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: I've got a regional dialect question.


Would any of you call this vehicle a 'bob truck'?


Oh, hell yeah. Excuse me, I'm fix'n to go get a coke.
 
2010-12-30 10:34:04 AM  

Oh_Enough_Already: How did this not make the list for Chicago?

It's not comedy, it's a God Damned documentary.


i471.photobucket.com

My dackter says I haaave a piece of Polish Sassssage ladged in the lining of my artery!

(They sort-of sound like this in Detroit, too. It's a little different, maybe subdued a smidge from the Chicago version?)
 
2010-12-30 10:34:06 AM  

Cajnik: Canada has more than one accent?
/Kidding... there's Newfie and Canuk


My favorite Newfie saying: "Who can know the mind of s squid?"
 
2010-12-30 10:34:45 AM  
I've lived in a bunch of places (MD, CA, MN, now CT), and one thing the author of this page missed with Connecticut that I've never heard elsewhere is the maddening glottal stop instead of a "t" in the middle of words:

mountain - mou'in
mitten - mi'in
etc.

Never heard it anywhere else - even local news readers do it and it makes them sound like they're in elementary school.
 
2010-12-30 10:34:58 AM  
Surprised they didn't mention how some people in eastern-PA say "hoose" instead of "house."
 
2010-12-30 10:34:58 AM  
Map is nowhere near accurate. It shows people in eastern Tennessee and Kentucky speaking the same dialect as people in Texas. Ummmmm no. I have in laws who live in the border area between Kentucky/Tennessee/Virginia and I can't understand them some of the time. They stretch some vowels out and eliminate others. "Ian" becomes "In". "Being" is shortened to "Bein'" which becomes "Bin". As in "In's bin silly". Texan and hillbilly dialects are not even close.
 
2010-12-30 10:36:42 AM  
My favorite Southern words.
yonder = yunder
fire = far
fixing = fixin'
reckon
sirens = SIGH-runz
police = POE-lease
get on out of here = GIT o~ noutta HEYAH

"I reckon there's fixin' to be a fire truck over yonder somewhere. I hear the sirens. Get on out of here. It's the police"
 
2010-12-30 10:37:47 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: If you look carefully at Alaska, you'll see a single pixel that's different from the rest. That represents some bimbo who was born in Idaho, lived in Alaska, but for no apparent reason sounds like an extra from Fargo.


I see what you did there.
 
2010-12-30 10:38:11 AM  
I must not have an ear for dialects as everyone sounded almost the same to me.
 
2010-12-30 10:38:32 AM  

bradleycsimpson: What cracks me up is the fact that I grew up in Cincinnati but currently live in Clevelad and everyone up here claims that I have a southern accent.

"You know you're from Cincinnati when you travel 20 minutes in any direction and hear a different accent than your own."


Please? ;)
 
2010-12-30 10:39:32 AM  
Uf dah. Dis is a bit confusin for me so I'm goin te wander down to te slew and tink aboot it fer a bit.
 
2010-12-30 10:41:24 AM  

corgic: UberDave I thought Texas would have it's own dialect.

The "fixin' a...." construction happens in OK, KS and Colorado too. Uniquely Texas is the "might could.." As in I might could meet you at the mall later.


they have that in Norfolk too
 
2010-12-30 10:41:26 AM  
That's solid web design right there.
 
2010-12-30 10:41:32 AM  
Still no cure for Dundalk-ese, hon
 
2010-12-30 10:42:24 AM  
Why didn't they just draw a Mr. Yuck face on Philadelphia?
 
2010-12-30 10:42:31 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: I've got a regional dialect question.


Would any of you call this vehicle a 'bob truck'?


I'd call it a damn fine vehicle!
 
2010-12-30 10:42:44 AM  

TF2_Pyro: Surprised they didn't mention how some people in eastern-PA say "hoose" instead of "house."



PA:

East
I'd give you a quooter for some wooter.

Central:
You-ins want me to get you drink a while?

Western:
Yinz don't know nuttin bout dem Stillers.

Fulton county: Derp mixed in with words that all contain the syllable oat. Ex: The goat is oat in the boat!!!
 
2010-12-30 10:43:29 AM  

ParagonComplex: My favorite Southern words.
yonder = yunder
fire = far
fixing = fixttin'
reckon
sirens = SIGH-runz
police = POE-lease
get on out of here = GIT o~ noutta HEYAH

"I reckon there's fixttin' to be a fire truck over yonder somewhere. I hear the sirens. Get on out of here. It's the police"


FTFY
 
2010-12-30 10:44:30 AM  
www.worthington.org

Devil strip.
 
2010-12-30 10:44:41 AM  
That map of New England isn't broken down well enough IMO. For example, you have Medford MA accents ("Mefuh", while most Boston area residents will say "Med-Fud"). You could go two towns over from me and hear someone call Eastham "East-um", in downtown you get the Olde New Englande Boston Brahman accent (think a less intoxicated Teddy Kennedy).

Texas as well. I've a good friend who is more of a local boy from outside Dallas, and he sounds like he could be from another country than other Texans I've heard speak, let alone state or city.

Still, an interesting map, and I'm impressed with the creator's work.
 
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