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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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    Sure they are different, Blackmail. Canadian French still uses expressions that were common dating back to the time when they emigrated. They also have a Quebecois dialect that uses a lot of different words and expressions as well as some pronunciations. Moi and toi becomes mway and tway etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    I suspect this was the goal of the thread. A chance to say this. But I am happy to make anyone's day brighter.
    It wasn't my goal at all (I swear it), and to say the truth, I'm quite disappointed with lot of reactions I see here, even if they are quite predictable from people who are most of the time monolingual and hence have no hindsight or almost.

    Nonetheless, I thought they would be isolated incidents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    It wasn't my goal at all (I swear it), and to say the truth, I'm quite disappointed with lot of reactions I see here, even if they are quite predictable from people who are most of the time monolingual and hence have no hindsight or almost.

    Nonetheless, I thought they would be isolated incidents.
    WE ARE ANNOYED BY NEW ENGLAND ACCENTS. SO WE WANT TO CLICK THAT OPTION.

    THAT IS REALLY ALL THIS COMES DOWN TO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fidelia View Post
    Sure they are different, Blackmail. Canadian French still uses expressions that were common dating back to the time when they emigrated. They also have a Quebecois dialect that uses a lot of different words and expressions as well as some pronunciations. Moi and toi becomes mway and tway etc.
    I'm glad we agree!

    And please, do explain to Haphazard that Quebecois is far more different than African-French, precisely because of that history. And also because African-French is only a variant of classic French, exactly the same way Hindus from New Delhi would learn classic UK-English.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    It wasn't my goal at all (I swear it), and to say the truth, I'm quite disappointed with lot of reactions I see here, even if they are quite predictable from people who are most of the time monolingual and hence have no hindsight or almost.

    Nonetheless, I thought they would be isolated incidents.
    Why do you assume we are all monolingual? And even if we were, does that mean that we can't have the supreme knowledge that you seem to possess?

    Merely pointing out that some accents are quite different from others does not make us all idiots, or chauvinists.

    Get over yourself, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    Actually Michigan has a very infamous accent:
    michigan accent pronunciation guide
    talk fast,

    slur your words together, and

    clip all your hard consonants, like "t".

    Yes. I am very conscience of the need to enunciate though, no matter where you're from. That site is funny and he's right. When I moved from Detroit to Grand Rapids the nasal sound got much more pronounced.
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    Yeah I often get remarks about how I pronounce my "Ds".

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenocyde View Post

    Get over yourself, really.
    I know you're not monolingual, and as such, I would gladly hear your advices with more interest.

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    Besides, many UK-members also are monolingual, yet you may have noticed they did not complain as much. US chauvinism is sometimes tougher to handle, or at least, it can take several different forms. This is obviously one of it. But this is charming, really...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    I'm glad we agree!

    And please, do explain to Haphazard that Quebecois is far more different than African-French, precisely because of that history. And also because African-French is only a variant of classic French, exactly the same way Hindus from New Delhi would learn classic UK-English.
    That still doesn't change that I can't tell what they're saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    It wasn't my goal at all (I swear it), and to say the truth, I'm quite disappointed with lot of reactions I see here, even if they are quite predictable from people who are most of the time monolingual and hence have no hindsight or almost.

    Nonetheless, I thought they would be isolated incidents.
    I am sorry to hear you came away from this thread that way. I thought it was all sort of funny. You know, laughing at this sort of pride. You are the one who put it in the Bonfire, so that's sort of an opening for playing around.

    I wish there were more English speakers from other parts of the world to have given their righteous indignation at not being included in the poll too. I would have felt their pain too and enjoyed hearing their perspective.

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