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  • "posh" Cambridge accent

    10 12.20%
  • Cockney London accent

    11 13.41%
  • Scottish accent

    3 3.66%
  • Irish accent

    2 2.44%
  • Aussie accent

    10 12.20%
  • Canadian accent

    4 4.88%
  • Yankee accent (US)

    8 9.76%
  • Southern (Texan) accent (US)

    23 28.05%
  • Caribbean accent

    11 13.41%
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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    I was just going to say that I've noticed it in Toronto, thinking that it may be a regional thing, but then I see, you're from Toronto.

    You'd have to be from elsewhere to pick up on it, praps.
    Actually, you hear something SIMILAR to that outside of the big cities in the small rural areas. Toronto people do not have such an accent, or any consistent accent at all. Nice try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaur View Post
    Exactly! Or people who take themselves too seriously. Or are uninterested in what they purported to be interested in. Or something like that.

    Can we just be told what to vote already, please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    But then consider that France is a bit smaller than Texas and has about a sixth the population of the USA, and one might think there are more accents in the USA than in France.

    ...And it's not like the USA is culturally homogenous, either.
    But.. then we'd have more choices. MORE CHOICES!!! :horor:

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustHer View Post
    Actually, you hear something SIMILAR to that outside of the big cities in the small rural areas. Toronto people do not have such an accent, or any consistent accent at all. Nice try.
    I remember when I was in Toronto our tour guide but an r in the word "walk". In all my years I had never heard anybody do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustHer View Post
    But.. then we'd have more choices. MORE CHOICES!!! :horor:
    Even multiple Canadian choices!

    You know that Canada has about half as many people in it as France? What a giant, barren wasteland. But it still has different accents!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    I remember when I was in Toronto our tour guide but an r in the word "walk". In all my years I had never heard anybody do that.
    LOL. Like.. wark? What was their background?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustHer View Post
    But.. then we'd have more choices. MORE CHOICES!!! :horor:
    Diversity of accents is not correlated at all with raw number of speakers.

    Not at all.

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    I know this hurts the linguistic vanity of many American friends, but please, be realistic for a change.

    I know there are more than two accents in the US (of course!), but when you compare them with several other countries, the differences are not that striking, especially for a foreigner. I can get myself more or less understood everywhere, from Maine to California. And adaptation between local variants is only a matter of minutes, usually. But for instance with Scots, no: it's almost a different language, a different dialect.

    Linguistically speaking, the US territory is a very homogenous country, unless you consider native Indian languages, which are indeed very diverse, even locally. Even Spain or Germany contain more diversity, concentrated within much smaller areas. And it's normal, there's reasons for that.

    I'm sorry friends, but you can't be the center of the world everytime. Once again, try to think globally, try to be less chauvinistic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    Even multiple Canadian choices!

    You know that Canada has about half as many people in it as France? What a giant, barren wasteland. But it still has different accents!
    Would it technically have more accents than anywhere else in the world? With Toronto being the most multicultural city in the world and all?

    Also, I like my barren wasteland.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    I'm sorry friends, but you can't be the center of the world everytime. Once again, try to think globally, try to be less chauvinistic.
    I suspect this was the goal of the thread. A chance to say this. But I am happy to make anyone's day brighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    Diversity of accents is not correlated at all with raw number of speakers.

    Not at all.

    ---

    I know this hurts the linguistic vanity of many American friends, but please, be realistic for a change.

    I know there are more than two accents in the US (of course!), but when you compare them with several other countries, the differences are not that striking, especially for a foreigner.

    Linguistically speaking, the US territory is a very homogenous country, unless you consider native Indian languages, which are indeed very diverse, even locally. Even Spain or Germany are far more diverse, within much smallerl areas. And it's normal, there's reasons for that.

    I'm sorry friends, but you can't be the center of the world everytime. Once again, try to think globally, try to be less chauvinistic.
    Keep me out of your debate sir, please and thank you.

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