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I Am a Southern Lady and Proud of My Southern Accent

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    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M Feb 25

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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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    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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    Mornin' glory, what vision do I see

    before me? A Southern Belle', surely! You are the epitome of southern charm and hospitality - so long as you like those who come a'visitin', of course. No one can pull off a plantation dress quite like you, and lawd'a'mercy no othah soul can sip a fine cup'o'tea quite like you...
    Mae5464 Mae5464 70+, F 1 Response Jun 14

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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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    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 7 Responses Mar 3, 2010

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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, 2014

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    Eugenie97 Eugenie97 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2014

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    I'm ok with it because mine isn't

    as bad as some. it's just when people with awesome English accents tell me I sound like the honey boo boo people. now that's crushing a girls spirit.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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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 3 Responses Aug 12, 2014

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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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    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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    I'm not a lady and I'm not from the south,

    I'm a man from New Hampshire but I gotta say I love the accent on southern women. I don't get the pleasure of hearing it often, I think southern women avoid the northeast like the plague but man oh man is it sexy. Granted I can't really distinguish certain dialects state to...
    Glenlivet18 Glenlivet18 36-40, M Feb 24

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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 wouldn't quite say "proud".

    ...but i'm ok with it. I got a good little laugh once, because of it.....I was up north a couple weeks ago, and went to a convience store, said to the cashier, "How ya doin?" she thought i said, "howdy." That was funny.
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    It's just something I grew up with.

    I get picked on a little from folks from the north but I don't mind. I just speak what come naturally. If you don't like it....I'll just smile and say,' oh bless your heart'.
    freefallnc freefallnc 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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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 5 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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    all i can really say is i have only gained this information from a dream many years previous,i may not know many of you but i do still search for answers.i implore you brothers and...
    southernwolf25 southernwolf25 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    I have quite a posh English accent when I'm on business, though I can also adapt it depending on where I am in the country due to travelling and living in many different towns and...
    sexyspanker sexyspanker 41-45, M 11 hrs ago

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    I stipulated that my new cleaning lady must wear a petticoat under her nylon uniform and now she does.
    byndr byndr 46-50 11 hrs ago

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    Being southern, and being a "cowgirl" are two, totally different things, Most girls dress like the stereotypical stuff, cowboy boots, hats, plaid, and ripped jeans. But that's not...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I don't notice it. And it's weird because it's not super southern or anything, it's in between, because when I went to Nashville TN, they all sounds really, really southern. But...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    But I don't have an accent. I've lived in Georgia most of my life and Kentucky for a few months.
    AshleyakaPebbles AshleyakaPebbles 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    There were 2 contenders that were head to head for the same part in a play (5, 1 act play with different directors for each act) and I am one of the directors, and was the final...
    bynks bynks 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I have been told that I look like an Asian person and that I have an accent which makes it weird because I am full blooded Mexican and I don't have a Mexican accent at all.
    yo805 yo805 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    There is just something about it. If a guy is a 5 a British accent makes him a strong 8. It makes my panties almost fall off by them self LOL. I guess you could say it is my...
    nikolasmom nikolasmom 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I live in Baltimore and was born and raised here but ever since I was a kid and still today people tell me I have a country accent. I have know idea why but OK.
    bmorev bmorev 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I was born in Mississippi and have a Southern accent as a female. I am complimented often about my charming voice and accent,
    familycamping familycamping 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Apparently, I have a bit of British and French accent cause my background. :/ I'm actually really about that! :p
    nialler14 nialler14 13-15, F a week ago

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    I live in a small town in New York and some how I have a southern accent. Whenever I talk to someone new they always ask me what southern state I'm from and they're shocked when I...
    Zachgoodman75 Zachgoodman75 16-17, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    awww, Australian accent is sooo cute! Haha, any accent is hot for me though. ;) I wish I had more friends with accents.
    sylviaplath01 sylviaplath01 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Yes I do.Irish accent with a bit of american and British in there as well.I don't know how I have it but I do and I like it.
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F Jul 21

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    I'm from New Jersey and I don't think of myself as having an accent but people from other places say I do
    Mike4356 Mike4356 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I have an American accent. I don't really know what type of American accent. But it's not really that exciting. People like more exotic accents.
    JennnnaX JennnnaX 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I love accents in general, I am from the West Indies, I am now living in Nashville, everyone thinks I have a great accent but I just love the Aussie accent and their Vegemite.
    cruisette cruisette 36-40, F Jul 21

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    As a southerner in the U.S., you don't get to listen to a lot of accents. I don't think our twang and y'all count anyway.... I used to love the British accent, and then I really...
    abbydallas abbydallas 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 21

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    IRISH. The accent is my favorite, especially with guys :p
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    All my friends from up north (Maryland,PA and DC) and my frankly from New York call me Corn Bread cause of my accent
    southernborn121 southernborn121 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    ...and it was fun!!! I usually do it whenever I'm reading to myself or mumbling to myself. But I'm talking about out and about, everywhere I went. Got hit on a few times; and even...
    Logic34 Logic34 31-35, M Jul 18

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    Im stuck in southern cali and i believe the stereotype wild party girls are a myth. I never had friends like that plus its summer. Idk anyone in real life and its imposible to find...
    biwolfgurl69 biwolfgurl69 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I love accents from korean/japanese/chinese/just asian country's... when they talk english i feel that they tried very hard to learn it and it just sounds cute and makes me happy...
    mayu1kappen mayu1kappen 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I really do! Cause its sooo hot!! And also cause me fav band is British/Irish but yeah I love that accent!
    nialler14 nialler14 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 17

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