Do you have an accent?

“Hands across the sea”

Since: Jun 06

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#62 Jan 25, 2014
There are so many regional dialects in England, it would be mis-leading
to say I have an English accent, but I do speak English 'as she should be spoken' lol
But I 'slip' into the dialect of whoever I am talking to at the time.
One time I was sitting on a bus in Liverpool next to a big burly bloke
and discussing his football team's lack of success at that particular
time, he was convinced I was a Scouser so I got away with it.
Living in NYC I was able eventually to pick out which Borough whoever I was talking to, came from. I lived on Twenny Toid.

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

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#63 Jan 25, 2014
eleanorigby wrote:
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"and 'we' all knew where they where from too - just by their attitudes!"
Well! that was true, you'd think they'd have a little respect for the citizens of the state they came to to get their college education from, but NO!
The high and mighty got'a put up with a bunch of 'hillbillys' and the tongue depressed dialect of theirs with the slurs in their speech marked them as unsociable. But when they wanted something from 'us' it was a different story. Did I just say they were 2 faced? Shake your hand and stab you in the back at the same time. My impressions are sometimes misleading I'll admit,
some of them were ok but the 'Jersey' boys were the worse. You know the one's that talk between their teeth?
Always complaining about everything from not getting enough toilet paper to having to walk across campus for classes. Have you ever noticed how much paper they use to wipe, I guess
that tells you a little about how shit'e they are. I can just here them now if they'd had to use corn cobs and hickory leaves or Burdock.

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

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#64 Jan 25, 2014
PS:'i' guess it doesn't take much 'agg'n on' to get 'me' to 'wheel a yarn!'

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Level 9

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#65 Jan 25, 2014
Brandiiiiiiii wrote:
Apparently, I have a Texas southern and French accent. What is this? I'm first generation English speaking born to two French parents. Sometimes I don't even understand myself! LOL!
Does that mean you speak French with a Texas twang?

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Level 9

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#66 Jan 25, 2014
Cyan in CA wrote:
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OK, maybe a little....Cowabunga!:)
Totally gnarley!

“Hands across the sea”

Since: Jun 06

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#67 Jan 25, 2014
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
PS:'i' guess it doesn't take much 'agg'n on' to get 'me' to 'wheel a yarn!'
I unnderstan' y'all completely.....no disrespect.

See, I was on their turf, so didn't see that side of them And before I moved
to NYC, my neighbours in NJ were the best I have ever had....ever.

But we have the very same problem here in Wales, the English who come here
on vacation tend to look down on the Welsh, this is a beautiful area but founded on
the production of slate.....people had hard times.
Not saying all the visitors mind you, but a common cry from them is,'I walked
into a pub and everybody started speaking Welsh'.
Wow! NO! They were speaking their own language before the tourist walked in,
the language which was banned to them so many years ago and has been revitalised.
I like to think I have adapted to the way of life.
From NYC to Welsh Wales.....I learnt to skin a lamb,(out of necessity when a ewe
lost her lamb, another had twins).....learnt to help deliver a Welsh Black calf.......
gotta help your neighbour out! Nothing like finding a dozen eggs on the doorstep
still warm from the coop. by way of a thankyou.

“Hi!”

Level 2

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#68 Jan 25, 2014
dragoon70056 wrote:
<quoted text>Does that mean you speak French with a Texas twang?
LOL! I kind of do! Especially when I speak broken French and throw a "y'all " and "boy howdy". Neither side claims me...

“Hands across the sea”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#69 Jan 25, 2014
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
<quoted text>
Well! that was true, you'd think they'd have a little respect for the citizens of the state they came to to get their college education from, but NO!
The high and mighty got'a put up with a bunch of 'hillbillys' and the tongue depressed dialect of theirs with the slurs in their speech marked them as unsociable. But when they wanted something from 'us' it was a different story. Did I just say they were 2 faced? Shake your hand and stab you in the back at the same time. My impressions are sometimes misleading I'll admit,
some of them were ok but the 'Jersey' boys were the worse. You know the one's that talk between their teeth?
Always complaining about everything from not getting enough toilet paper to having to walk across campus for classes. Have you ever noticed how much paper they use to wipe, I guess
that tells you a little about how shit'e they are. I can just here them now if they'd had to use corn cobs and hickory leaves or Burdock.
PSSST!

I was 'introduced' to Corn Cobs in NJ!
Anonymous

Sharon Springs, NY

#70 Jan 25, 2014
eleanorigby wrote:
There are so many regional dialects in England, it would be mis-leading
to say I have an English accent, but I do speak English 'as she should be spoken' lol
But I 'slip' into the dialect of whoever I am talking to at the time.
One time I was sitting on a bus in Liverpool next to a big burly bloke
and discussing his football team's lack of success at that particular
time, he was convinced I was a Scouser so I got away with it.
Living in NYC I was able eventually to pick out which Borough whoever I was talking to, came from. I lived on Twenny Toid.
Twenny toid stweet? I lived in The Rockaways, Queens.

“Hands across the sea”

Since: Jun 06

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#71 Jan 25, 2014
Anonymous wrote:
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Twenny toid stweet? I lived in The Rockaways, Queens.
My aunt (no longer with us) lived on 69th. I spent a memorable day with
her and remember Queens so fondly.
Anonymous

Sharon Springs, NY

#72 Jan 25, 2014
Beach 69th? I lived on beach 37th.
Anonymous

Sharon Springs, NY

#73 Jan 25, 2014
When I was really little we lived in Breezy point, but we moved a few years after I was born.

“Hands across the sea”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#74 Jan 25, 2014
Anonymous wrote:
Beach 69th? I lived on beach 37th.
WOW! I could have passed your house. My aunt left England in the 50's
having married an American, she wanted to take my middle brother but
our mother wouldn't allow it. I can remember she lived in the 400's........
Anonymous

Sharon Springs, NY

#75 Jan 25, 2014
eleanorigby wrote:
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WOW! I could have passed your house. My aunt left England in the 50's
having married an American, she wanted to take my middle brother but
our mother wouldn't allow it. I can remember she lived in the 400's........
I'm not sure what the address was, all I remember it was beach 37th.

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#76 Jan 25, 2014
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
I unnderstan' y'all completely.....no disrespect.
See, I was on their turf, so didn't see that side of them And before I moved
to NYC, my neighbours in NJ were the best I have ever had....ever.
But we have the very same problem here in Wales, the English who come here
on vacation tend to look down on the Welsh, this is a beautiful area but founded on
the production of slate.....people had hard times.
Not saying all the visitors mind you, but a common cry from them is,'I walked
into a pub and everybody started speaking Welsh'.
Wow! NO! They were speaking their own language before the tourist walked in,
the language which was banned to them so many years ago and has been revitalised.
I like to think I have adapted to the way of life.
From NYC to Welsh Wales.....I learnt to skin a lamb,(out of necessity when a ewe
lost her lamb, another had twins).....learnt to help deliver a Welsh Black calf.......
gotta help your neighbour out! Nothing like finding a dozen eggs on the doorstep
still warm from the coop. by way of a thankyou.
*** I liked that!***
Anonymous

Sharon Springs, NY

#77 Jan 25, 2014
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
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*** I liked that!***
Interesting story.
Mikey Cane

Hampton, VA

#79 Jan 25, 2014
Not bloody likely
Anonymous

Sharon Springs, NY

#80 Jan 26, 2014
What if your native language isn't English, but you spoke English. Do you think the person would have an accent?
Maria MAria MARIA

Eastaboga, AL

#81 Jan 26, 2014
All southern baby!
Anonymous

Sharon Springs, NY

#82 Jan 26, 2014
Love y'all baby doll

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