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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhu View Post
    Yins or you'ns?
    Y'all. Duh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    Y'all. Duh.
    Y'all is you-niversal. My question was targeting PA backwoods accents!

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    "Y'all" is a grammatical necessity. Why shouldn't English have a 2nd person plural?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhu View Post
    Y'all is you-niversal. My question was targeting PA backwoods accents!
    Actually, now that I think about it, some people up in the Aps do say "yuns." My brother's advice to me when I was considering starting up this freelance gig was to call up places and say "Are yuns harn?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    Actually, now that I think about it, some people up in the Aps do say "yuns." My brother's advice to me when I was considering starting up this freelance gig was to call up places and say "Are yuns harn?"
    It's two syllables where I come from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    On the contrary, I fully realize that NC has a distinct accent, even distinct among the other Southern states. In fact, I can tell if a person is from up by the Virginia line, or out in the foothills of the Appalachians, or down state by the coast. Accents and dialects have always fascinated me.

    One final note-- call centers are placed wherever they can staff them, not where there is no accent. A lot of call centers are getting outsourced to India these days. There was a funny thread on INTPCentral awhile back that was titled something like "No, Customer Service Guy, Your Name Is Not Jason."
    Most traditional sources cite General American English (occasionally referred to as Standard Midwestern) as the unofficial standard accent and dialect of American English. However, many linguists claim California English has become the de facto standard since the 1960s or 1970s due to its central role in the American entertainment industry; others argue that the entertainment industry, despite being in California, uses Midwestern. Certain features which are frequent in speakers of California English, particularly the cot-caught merger, are not often considered as part of the standard.-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_English_regional_differences

    Back office and call centers look to Kansas because it is in the central time zone, which provides better access to both coasts and because of the neutral accent of its workers."-http://www.thinkkc.com/headlines/1f_2002.htm

    Here are a couple of sources to back up my statement.
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    (From here, one of my favorite links on the web ever.)
    Nice.

    I think I'll start calling carbonated beverages "fizzy drinks" henceforth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rivercrow View Post
    I think I'll start calling carbonated beverages "fizzy drinks" henceforth.
    Fizzy Lifting Drinks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opivy1980 View Post
    Most traditional sources cite General American English (occasionally referred to as Standard Midwestern) as the unofficial standard accent and dialect of American English. However, many linguists claim California English has become the de facto standard since the 1960s or 1970s due to its central role in the American entertainment industry; others argue that the entertainment industry, despite being in California, uses Midwestern. Certain features which are frequent in speakers of California English, particularly the cot-caught merger, are not often considered as part of the standard.-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_English_regional_differences

    Back office and call centers look to Kansas because it is in the central time zone, which provides better access to both coasts and because of the neutral accent of its workers."-http://www.thinkkc.com/headlines/1f_2002.htm

    Here are a couple of sources to back up my statement.
    Your own links call the Midwestern form of speech an accent, so it doesn't actually back up your statement that you "have no accent" at all. Thanks for finding that, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    Your own links call the Midwestern form of speech an accent, so it doesn't actually back up your statement that you "have no accent" at all. Thanks for finding that, though.
    But can you call something that is considered "the standard" an accent? Accent mean a variation on the standard, so therefore that is a contradiction.
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