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(NJ.com)   Survey says Canadian and Jersey accents are aboot equally sexy   ( nj.com) divider line
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2013-10-22 08:20:44 PM  
4 votes:
Dragonflew:
Another thing I find odd about American accents: Why don't sorry and lorry rhyme? I had my friend from Rochester say them, and I got "saw-ree" and "lorry".

They don't rhyme because lorry is pronounced 'truck'.   ;)
2013-10-22 03:29:55 PM  
3 votes:
Hah!  The south has finally won!  Y'all suck my dick!
2013-10-22 08:09:46 PM  
1 vote:
Them: "Where you from?"
Me. "Tranna"
Them: "Where? Albania?"
Me: "Albania? Do you mean Alberta? Tranna isn't in Alberta."

This went on for like two minutes, ending in

Me: "Tor...on....to"
2013-10-22 07:23:51 PM  
1 vote:

Super Chronic: whatshisname: Lived in Canada for 45 years and except for maybe one Newfie I met that one time, I have never heard anyone say "aboot"

To me, it sounds more like "a boat," and I hear it from people all across Canada.


"About" seems to sound more Canadian the farther east you go. No one says "aboot", but we also don't say "abaoowwwt" like Americans.

Another thing I find odd about American accents: Why don't sorry and lorry rhyme? I had my friend from Rochester say them, and I got "saw-ree" and "lorry".
2013-10-22 06:48:51 PM  
1 vote:
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The accent is the least of the problems.
2013-10-22 06:20:10 PM  
1 vote:

iron_city_ap: dwrash: Anything is preferable to a Yinzer accent.

As a fellow Yinzer, I agree. With guys, its bad but tolerable. when a girl has a thick Yinzer accent, its horrible sounding.


Worst accent in the world for a woman is British: "Oy, guv, fancy stickin' yer gristle in me shiatta?"
2013-10-22 05:45:05 PM  
1 vote:
Anything is preferable to a Yinzer accent.
2013-10-22 05:35:47 PM  
1 vote:

Ishkur: Heamer: The Canadian accent just sounds kind of funny, the Jersey accent is just grating on the ears.

Truth be told, no one in Canada actually talks like Bob and Doug Mackenzie (except for some stereotypical newfie pockets). That's just a joke we play on Americans. Most Canadians sound like standard American English (ie: nightly news anchors, which half of them are Canadian, and are recruited as such for their neutral dialect).


You've never been to the Ottawa Valley have you?
2013-10-22 05:28:35 PM  
1 vote:
True, they both have the same sex appeal... none at all.
2013-10-22 03:18:36 PM  
1 vote:
That's pretty insulting, eh?
 
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