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I Am a Southern Lady and Proud of My Southern Accent

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    Raised in Texas with a Georgia mom ya maybe I a

    have a thick accent haha. Use words like fixin, ain't, reckon, y'all, yonder, enjoy shooting and hunting college supports.
    Klcataldo Klcataldo 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I Am a Proud Southern Belle.

    I can make tea (our kinda tea, not hot and not kool aid mix crap!) and fried chicken (fried anything).  I have the accent, although not as strong as others, but it doesn't make me stupid (like I've heard from many pea brained yankees).  My favorite movie is GWTW...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 14 Responses Apr 20, 2009

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    Oil

    My friend from Boston once put me on speakerphone so I could say the word "oil" for the group she had in her home.  I happily obliged...  And when she corrected my pronunciation I pointed out that she didn't have the right to correct that particular word. ...
    EternalCynic EternalCynic 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2009

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    Just So Ya Know...

    I had to share....Kisses...
    ladyamelia ladyamelia 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    I was born and raised in TN.

    I used to hate that and my accent, but I've changed my tune. My accent may not be very thick, but it's definitely there. I think being an English major has effected how I say things a bit; I know I try not to sound too redneck (not that there's anything wrong with that :)). But...
    rycbar10 rycbar10 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 16

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    Southern Charm

    I was pretty much raised back and forth between North Carolina and this lil holler of a town in West Virginia. About 7 years ago we moved way up past the line to Michigan, thankfully haven't lost my twang at all. People still point it out because I say things like si-gogglin',y...
    Nutmeg2790 Nutmeg2790 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2009

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    I don't agree with the picture

    but I'm real . I can sadly relate to most of carrie underwoods lyrics. Oklahoma Born(: but I tell people all the time. I don't have an accent where I'm from, you do
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Aug 4

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    Ya Can't Take the Southern Outta the Belle!

    "American by birth, Southern by the Grace of God!"  How very well spoken the gentleman was! While I have been transplanted to California, I still long for my Old Kentucky Home. Home is more than a spot on a map, it is the maner in which one was raised, the scents...
    Koiponder Koiponder 46-50, F 13 Responses Jul 8, 2009

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    Howdy Ladies!

    Hey Everyone! I'm Chloe and I am true southern girl. I have a country accent and own more than 4 pairs of cowboy boots. haha My parents are both from Texas but I was born deep within Georgia. I am sixteen and already resemble a true country women, I'm sweet and sassy strong but...
    TeenMomSouth TeenMomSouth 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 20, 2012

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    Eugenie97 Eugenie97 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Not From the South, But...

    I'm not from the south (although I did live in Arkansas for about one year), but a southern accent from a lady is VERY sexy. Just my humble opinion. :)
    WayCoolJr WayCoolJr 51-55, M Apr 20, 2009

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    Southern And Love It

    I embrace my accent.  Men love my accent too. Being Southern has its advantages. For example I can charm the pants off most anyone lol.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 9 Responses Mar 3, 2010

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    I have a southern accent but I have been looking up on how you can naturally adopt an accent because I recently realized that I have a southern accent mixed with an English and...
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I kinda have a southern accent.. Not with everything tho, like when I say I'm, it kinda sounds like ium, idk It's confusing hahaha and like, orange, it sounds like arange, hahah it...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F Sep 30

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    It's kinda funny really. I'm an American living in Australia. So I have an accent here but bc I've been here so long when I talk to my family or go back home they also think I have...
    aquagrl aquagrl 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    London. I have a British London accent, and some words sound quite posh at times. Since I live in London and most of my friends have the accent, some friends from Israel, USA and...
    iiCHARLIii iiCHARLIii 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Portuguese accent, not sure if there's even a category for it but yes, I am Portuguese/Angolan. I love Spanish, British and Australian accents.
    SkyThunderstorms SkyThunderstorms 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have a accent when people point it out. I have a southern accent
    maddieboo16 maddieboo16 16-17, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Ive got a Midwest accent, not really southern but not really northern either.
    imnotnormal57 imnotnormal57 26-30, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I do! I really love east coast accents.
    ladybug76 ladybug76 36-40, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I am an Australian, both of my parents are english so I have a mix in between an Australia and a British accent.
    chlo3ann3 chlo3ann3 13-15, F 1 Response 49 mins ago

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    I'm a southern woman & as being such I was taught that good manners are vitally important, flirting was essential & an art form, wearing gloves to church and/or a funeral was a...
    justsuzy justsuzy 56-60, F 5 Responses Sep 26

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    Southern Irish, boys. Sorry, you northerners. Has to be a soft lilt with a cheeky undertone :)
    SlowWhispa SlowWhispa 36-40, F Oct 13

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    I have an accent when I speak French. People seem to feel the need to point out the fact that I'm not a native speaker.. I'm fluent & you understand me.. No need to remind me I...
    maktub1 maktub1 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    eight villas created solely on the woods Commonly highly valued inside the creating of traditional Maldivian houses. The rooms Have got a check out of both sunrise or sunset and...
    Wendolynce106 Wendolynce106 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 24

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    I'm from America, so pretty much any non-American accent I find attractive; Guys and girls both. I love the way words sound in other languages and accents. If I had a different...
    ashley719 ashley719 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 13

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    Everyone has an accent this should not be an experience unless it said for example "I have a (name off accent) accent.
    catbradley catbradley 13-15, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Love Uk accents =) Something very attractive about an accent different from my own.
    MsAnonymous1 MsAnonymous1 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    The one's that always get to me are German, Russian, and British (not so much cockney) in that order. I make it my business to learn languages, so along the way I have heard many...
    Steffi627 Steffi627 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    I personally don't like my own accent (french) but I love to hear other's, especially british or scottish accents <3
    Lilvivi Lilvivi 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 2

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    I don't know why, but everything sounds more intelligent in a British accent. I wish I had one. You could try to persuade me that the earth is flat in a British accent and I might...
    knoodle knoodle 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 3

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    Something that I have always wondered is how did we get the American accent when originally most people came from Europe and they had completely different accents.
    oness123 oness123 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    This weekend I meet people from Louisiana and their accent made me want to melt!!!! I'm from Florida and even though its just states away we sound so different but their accent was...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F Oct 13

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    I'm British and I'm getting annoyed with my accent xD I would move anywhere else to listen to other accents :P listening to it everyday isn't that amazing .-. just really don't...
    AskingAllTimeHorizon AskingAllTimeHorizon 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    It's funny how my sister's interviewers thought that she has a British accent!!! XDXD Well, I think British accent sounds awesome, but after it's something unsubstantial. MIT...
    Driftingminds Driftingminds 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Yes, I have an accent too. My accent is thick. No wonder some people can't really understand me when I am speaking to them in English. My native language that I don't speaking well...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    Scottish accents are pretty rare round here I have an accent similar to someone from Glasgow Scotland
    AngryCl0wn AngryCl0wn 31-35, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Nothing beats the weather here in sunny California!! It never rains in Southern California!!
    Andrewortiz1616 Andrewortiz1616 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 24

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    So can someone explain to me why you love our accents so much ? I just had a phonecall with my American cousin and the conversation wasn't going anywhere because she just kept...
    JoeVan JoeVan 16-17, M 3 Responses Sep 25

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    Costume nicely for Italian musical situations. You may be turned away For anyone who is dressed as well casually. Opening evening opera performances need a comprehensive dark go...
    Willy52yt Willy52yt 31-35, M Sep 28

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    Swedish accent is the most ridicoulus and funny in my opinion haha i have it, its so horrible XDDD !
    XIUS XIUS 13-15, T 1 Response Oct 2

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    I gotta maine accent, I never noticed until a friend of mine from china was like "Why you keep saying car like cah? Which is it??" His english wasn't very good, so maybe he shouldn...
    Selphira Selphira 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    New York accents are my faveeee. :)
    nicci33 nicci33 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 9

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    Scottish and Australian accents are THE BEST for meh :3
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I love all kinds of accents well just about all kinds.
    oness123 oness123 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    I love accents of all kinds. When I was Skyping with one of my British friends he said rubbish bin. So now everytime he and I talk I make him say it over and over. It's so adorable...
    SlothQueen SlothQueen 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    I cannot stand when poeple talk for long periods of time but this guy in my Eng Comp 102 class has a scottish accent and I did not notice until I was paired with him to revise our...
    Janasai Janasai 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I wonder if French people know how cute their accent is. Je t'adoreā¤
    JesseVicious JesseVicious 22-25, T 2 Responses 4 days ago

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