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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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    Transatlantic Blackanese



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    Quote Originally Posted by simulatedworld View Post
    I don't like the way you're boxing in my unique personality.
    What unique personality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaur View Post
    It's not the term yankee, I imagine most northerners wouldn't mind being called a yankee. It's just not really "an accent"

    Am I crazy? Do any other americans agree/disagree?
    I agree. There an enormous difference in the way a person from Boston sounds vs a person from NYC for example. There's no yankee accent I'm aware of, although I don't mind being called a yankee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaur View Post
    It's not the term yankee, I imagine most northerners wouldn't mind being called a yankee. It's just not really "an accent"

    Am I crazy? Do any other americans agree/disagree?
    I agree. I throw the word Yankee around like it's water and I've been called one countless times (although it seems to be derogatory coming from most Europeans these days...)

    It's all things to all people, but it's certainly not an accent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    This is very true.

    And here we call Yankees, Septics.

    Of course Septic being rhyming slang for septic tank and Yank.

    We do know that most Yankees don't even like being called Yankees, and here in the diplomatic capital, to call them Septics would spark an international incident.

    But this is because Septics have no sense of humour, but think they have the best sense of humour in the world.

    The Germans, on the other hand, have no sense of humour, but they know they have no sense of humour - but at least they are efficient.

    So here, we are the soul of diplomatic discretion, and the word Septic remains samizdat.
    Newsflash -- only Southerners get offended, because they like to pretend they're from another country sometimes.

    Either that, or we're trying to N-word-ify it. "That's our word. You can't use it."

    I really can't remember which one the conspiratorial secretly extremely united American mindset has decided on pursuing. I guess I need to reread the manifesto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    Well if you meant a Noreastern accent, ya shoulda said so!
    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    I said so and I thought it was pretty obvious.



    The mistake is yours (as asual).

    You presumed things I already knew.
    Wait a minute... Like I said:

    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    By attempting to avoid the trap, you fell right into it!
    The poll was designed to avoid American chauvanism. Yes? But then the term "Yankee" is used like an American would use it: to refer to the NE section of the U.S. Rather than how much of the rest of the world uses it: Americans in general. How was anyone to know which to apply?

    France, it seems, never learns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    G'day Septic, how ya goin'?

    Everyone knows that the first casualty of Revolution is irony, so naturally we expect all Septics to be deaf to irony. And we are not disappointed.

    Of course vast swathes of Septicaemia were settled by Germans who have no sense of humour at all, but at least the grace to admit it before God. So the Septics have not only inherited the large German jaw but the German sense of humour as well.

    We know it is a very impressive jaw but made of glass, so we touch it only with the utmost tact.
    Wait, who missed the irony here?
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    Oh, Victor, Victor, didn't you know, Yankee was a slight?

    The Dems were stubborn asses and now their representative is a donkey, the Repubs were red in ironic complement to communism, and now they wear their red with pride... Even the teabaggers didn't change their names when their trendy liberal friends told them what it meant.

    Will I become a proud sceptic? Maybe, maybe not. I like the word yankee better. It has an easier ring to it.
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    Du. Janke...Yankee comes from the 1600s and was a disparaging term used to label Dutch freebooters.

    The Dutch turned it around and used it on English settlers in Conn. Colony.

    Shortened term Yank first used in late 18thC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    Then what word would you use to describe the kind of accent you hear in New-England and NYC as well?

    (remember I tried to limit the options of the poll)
    In New England people just call it a Boston accent.
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