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    I love all accents that side of the ocean. Instant conversation starter. I try to do them but fail miserably. 'Hi there' (with a Canadian nasal drawl)
    My ex being Canadian, i would have moments where i would just listen to how he talked instead of what he was talking about. Other time i wouldn't even notice the accent. Pfft.
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    In Ireland at school, Sis and I were rather well-liked because we were Southern. A friend of mine got on the phone with my dad to say hello and got all giggly because she said he sounded "like a cowboy". LOL!

    My Australian friend also said he loved a Southern accent but couldn't tolerate urban New Yorkers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    I've had a suspicion for a while now that british girls consider all American men kinda alpha when they meet them/hear them until shown otherwise. Mostly American men in britain. I dunno how accurate that is.
    Err... Not. I think they're kinda sappy. They're certainly more gracious and polite (old school) as a rule, than my lot, or your lot. Aussie/Kiwi men are reckoned more macho. If that's what you mean by "alpha".

    I do like the accent though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPiranha View Post

    My Australian friend also said he loved a Southern accent but couldn't tolerate urban New Yorkers.
    Nobody can.

    As an aside, I am sometimes alarmed at how much an accent can swing the attractiveness of a girl for me. It can be like 2-3 points. I don't know if I've said this before, but this seems familiar, so maybe I have.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    Nobody can.
    LOL

    they lose it quick when they come to LA

    But when you ask them where they are from, for like 5 seconds they talk that new york accent, and then its like... "OHHHHH"....

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    When I got back from school, I was constantly being stopped by strangers because they thought I was foreign. Sis and I were chatting and eating lunch at a Subway one afternoon, and a man in a business suit nearby asked us politely if we were from Australia (he'd just returned from said place). No, it was just an unholy mix of NC-Piedmont twang and Northern Irish. HAHA! The "corruption" didn't wear off for several years for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPiranha View Post
    My Australian friend also said he loved a Southern accent but couldn't tolerate urban New Yorkers.
    I grew up in the New York metro area (not the city), and what I've found is that people generally find the Long Island accent to be more irritating. As for the general NYC accent, I'm pretty much used to it because I hear it all the time, but I don't actually have it because that's not where I grew up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    I grew up in the New York metro area (not the city), and what I've found is that people generally find the Long Island accent to be more irritating. As for the general NYC accent, I'm pretty much used to it because I hear it all the time, but I don't actually have it because that's not where I grew up.
    Don't you mean the "Lawn Gyland" accent? I grew up on Long Island myself, but I've lost pretty much all of it save a few words ("Bertday" instead of 'Birthday", "Yestaday" instead of "Yesterday", "Duh-ding" instead of "The Thing", and every Long Islanders' favorite word; "Friggin"). I've picked up some Southern sounding stuff being down here so long ("Whatter ya dooin?") but it's basically accent neutral I think.

    I am not sure how but I can tell Long Islanders from those from Brooklyn/Queens/etc. pretty much immediately. Hard to describe that difference.
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    Sounds to me like you're better at telling them apart than I am. I'm just basing what I said on what I've heard people say. As of recently, I've only known one Long Island-er, and she was rather obnoxious, not so much due to her voice though, just her personality.

    I just can't wait to move to Lakeland...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    Nobody can.
    Yeah, they are bad...I think New Jersey ones are worse though.
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