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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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  1. #181
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenocyde View Post
    And pointing out the difference should not breed contempt from people who seem to have a grudge with Americans.
    At last you can't say I have a grudge with New Englanders!
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    Strine

    In a class ridden society you only have to listen to someone's accent to know their class.

    And people will change their accent as they change their class.

    And so one's ear becomes exquisitely tuned to the nuances of accent for one's livelihood as well as one's status depends on it.

    Oz, though, moved in exactly the opposite direction, and although we came from a class ridden society, we flattened all the class accents into two - educated and broad.

    And although I am a sixth generation Australian, I was raised to speak in an upper middle class accent. Then I went to boarding school where my lovely class accent was beaten out of me. So now I can't help speaking Strine* like every other Ozzie from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean, from near the equator, to deep in the Antarctic Ocean.

    But still, secretly, I long to hear the dulcet tones and am putty in the hands of any girl who speaks in an upper middle class accent, particularly if they say, "shall". I shall do this or I shall do that, I shall. Anyone who says, "shall", I shall shilly-shall with from dawn to dusk.

    * Strine: the English language as spoken by Australians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaur View Post
    Wow, people voted against aussie? Most americans I know love it.

    And as I said, new england should be on there for american accents. Or is that "yankee"? I take it someone who isn't from the US made this poll? Most americans don't even use those terms.
    Calling all Americans Yankees is just wrong .


    I can accept that most Americans sound the same to foreigners, but I think there are a few major differences & I wonder how much wax you have built up in your ear if you cannot hear it. I think a Southerner and a Californian will sound as different as any Scottish or English person. There are more UK accents on here than anything also....

    Anyway, of the choices, I dislike the American Southern accent the most, and then Irish. I voted Irish just because . Some Irish accents can be nice, but some are just annoying. Same goes for Southern accents (a lot of it has to do with the person's voice).
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    Calling all Americans Yankees is just wrong.
    It's wrong in your country but right here.

    And this is the problem. We must learn to speak across cultures otherwise we remain parochial.

    And the parochial seek to impose their values and their language on the rest of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    It's wrong in your country but right here.
    Nah, it's just wrong. I enjoy this rant, as it explains it well:
    British and European inability to distinguish between American and Yank@Everything2.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    Nah, it's just wrong. I enjoy this rant, as it explains it well:
    British and European inability to distinguish between American and Yank@Everything2.com
    It's like zooming.

    We are zoomed right out here and see none of the details.

    Whereas you are zoomed right in and see all the details.

    So it is ridiculous to say one zoom is right and one zoom is wrong as they are looking at the same thing, but at a different magnification.

    Unfortunately the parochial think there is a right and wrong to zooming. I think this is called, moralism.

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    I've got the sexiest accent !
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    Calling all Americans Yankees is just wrong .
    We're Yankees, they are Tories.

    But not all Yankees nor Tories have the same accent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metamorphosis View Post
    WTF? How did someone vote for Texan?!

    Also, I would like to point out that "Texan" is southern, but southern is not Texan. Someone from Texas speaks completely differently than someone from say...South Carolina. Twang vs. Drawl.
    Twang is not about North or South.
    Drawl is.
    Twang skirts Maryland and it ends in between Philadelphia and New York.

    Drawl is good. Twang is fine, too.
    Everything is perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    It's wrong in your country but right here.

    And this is the problem. We must learn to speak across cultures otherwise we remain parochial.

    And the parochial seek to impose their values and their language on the rest of us.
    Yes, and your Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is a prime example of parochial thought.

    His recent call for women to uphold their civic duty to reproduce proves that parochial thought can exist everywhere, regardless of accent.

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