Why Do Black People Have An Accent?

Why Do Black People Have An Accent?

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Pyramids

Houston, TX

#1 Aug 20, 2008
ya know what I'm talkin''bout. I can understand why ppl of other nations do. But, black americans? Obama sort of doesn't, though.

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Galveston, TX

#2 Aug 20, 2008
everyone has an accent based on the region of the country or the country they grew up in. what are talking about?? you can't possibly be that stupid.

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Great Lakes, IL

#3 Aug 20, 2008
This is a good question. I'm waiting for a response.

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#4 Aug 20, 2008
BABY everybody has an accent even me im from down south so you would say i talk country but i dont think i do because i hear it everyday.

Since: Aug 08

Centreville, VA

#5 Aug 20, 2008
VICVALLIN wrote:
everyone has an accent based on the region of the country or the country they grew up in. what are talking about?? you can't possibly be that stupid.
C/S.

Since: Aug 08

Great Lakes, IL

#6 Aug 20, 2008
I know there are regional accents but even when you look at a small community by itself blacks tend to have their own lingo. They probably pick it up from music they listen to would be my guess.

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Since: Aug 08

Richardson, TX

#8 Aug 20, 2008
VICVALLIN wrote:
everyone has an accent based on the region of the country or the country they grew up in. what are talking about?? you can't possibly be that stupid.
I agree with you. I moved to texas 3 yrs ago, and the everyone had an accent. They even told me i talked funny. Although somebody pointed out to me that blk ppl have a habit of saying "ax" instead of "ask".

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Old Mesilla/New Las Cruces

#10 Aug 20, 2008
An Accent!......Is DAT what THAT is?

oR DO i have IT backwArds.

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Centreville, VA

#11 Aug 20, 2008
dumbfounded wrote:
Its not an accent it is actualy big ole lips vibratin from hot air passin through on the gold grill, simple.
If thats the case then why do British blacks speak better English than the average American?

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still busy trolling??

#12 Aug 20, 2008
Wow, the stupidity never seems to end.

When does school start? These kids need some serious education on geography!

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Galveston, TX

#13 Aug 20, 2008
caramel_cutie wrote:
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I agree with you. I moved to texas 3 yrs ago, and the everyone had an accent. They even told me i talked funny. Although somebody pointed out to me that blk ppl have a habit of saying "ax" instead of "ask".
lol, funny you say that. i moved to tx in high school and they told me i talked funny too. i have to force myself to say "ask". no lie,lol...

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#14 Aug 20, 2008
There are many different accents in just the US alone. From state to state you find different accents. That would be like asking why some white americans have southern accents.

Pyramids wrote:
ya know what I'm talkin''bout. I can understand why ppl of other nations do. But, black americans? Obama sort of doesn't, though.

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#15 Aug 20, 2008
Doesnt everyone have an accent..??
Bruhman

Hollywood, FL

#16 Aug 20, 2008
The stereotypical "Southern Black" accent is acually derived from Africans learning broken English from their Liverpudlian transporters, and overseers. The black accent has been traced directly back to 17th century Liverpool.
Even blacks in the midwest, and west coast. three to four generations removed from the South still maintain vestiges of this accent. One reason Southern rap became so popular was that WEST COAST rappers like Too Short, Hammer, Ice Cube, and Snoop Dogg all sounded so "country" to people in the South that people in Texas, Georgia, Florida, etc. began to make rap records themselves.
The "standard American accent" that most Americans speak is actually taught to television broadcasters, and is derived from Ohio. Even white and Black people from the south, who speak with an accent colloquially, and amongst themselves, are able to employ this "standard" accent in certain situations, i.e. business, or in legal matters.

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Jamaica Queens, New York

#17 Aug 20, 2008
Lol, I'm from New York so I don't have an accent, everyone else has the accent.
bugggy

Waukegan, IL

#20 Aug 21, 2008
VICVALLIN wrote:
everyone has an accent based on the region of the country or the country they grew up in. what are talking about?? you can't possibly be that stupid.
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..Negroes from my hometown have a different accent than from mine....85 IQ negro?

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#22 Aug 21, 2008
THIS IS SO DUMB...SMFH
gordon ramsay

Fairfield, Australia

#23 Aug 21, 2008
Pyramids wrote:
ya know what I'm talkin''bout. I can understand why ppl of other nations do. But, black americans? Obama sort of doesn't, though.
I laugh when any American talks about an accent. You guys f*** changed the english language yea. You customised it into some f**** 20th century, bullsh**, senseless tool. You tossers refer to Aeroplanes as Airplanes, and there's so much more where that f**** came from.

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London, UK

#25 Aug 22, 2008
Joao Pequeno wrote:
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If thats the case then why do British blacks speak better English than the average American?
Just out of interest - how do you know how british blacks speak?

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#26 Aug 22, 2008
It's just a regional dialect, everybody has one. Not everybody speaks standard english.

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