I Have a Southern Accent

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 458 People

    I Do?

    I have been told by several people that I do. Some of these people are not from where I am from. Some of the people that are say I pronounce certain words very southern. Of course I don't hear it. But ok.:)
    AwesomeAngel AwesomeAngel
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 11, 2012

    But I'm Not Southern By Birth...

    All of my friends say I am from SOUTH Hawaii because I have a Southern accent... it surprises people when I talk... when most people first see me they assume I am hispanic... and then I tell (in my lovely Southern drawl) that I am indeed Asian... HAH!!!  Love the look on...
    phidget phidget
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 14, 2008
    ashleympressler ashleympressler
    16-17, F
    May 17, 2014

    I have the true Texas southern accent.

    It wasn't aquired with time, I've always had it. When I was 5 years old my family went on a vacation up north and all of the locals were fascinated with my accent. They would always be like, you aren't from around here... Other than that time, I never noticed it much until highs...
    tinkbell1 tinkbell1
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 28

    Bama Born And Raised

    People look so very surprised when I speak to them, and I can't tell if it's because of my voice, or my accent. Personally, I just feel like the southern accent is a warm, inviting, friendly tone and the extra emphasis on the vowels just sounds good. ie:North - "Good Morning...
    Infinite9 Infinite9
    70+, F
    1 Response Jun 17, 2012

    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 when I went to Chicago IL, everyone said I sounded very southern. so idek
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 28, 2015

    My Midwestern Accent

    I have a strong midwestern accent that is quite southern and most people I come into contact with just love it!
    PrettyBrown22 PrettyBrown22
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2012

    I have a southern accent

    and its so deep even ppl from here ask where im from??!
    forevernostalgic forevernostalgic
    26-30, F
    May 22, 2015

    Just Because I Have A Southern Accent It Doesn't Mean I Am Ignorant..

    I love this quote:I used to say that whenever people heard my Southern accent, they always wanted to deduct 100 IQ points.Jeff FoxworthyPeople think that just because we say "Y'all (actually we pronounce it yawl ) and talk slow..that we are not too bright.I am not suggesting...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jun 5, 2012

    VA/NC southern accent.

    And if you're thinking "that's not very southern" well... Geographically youd be correct... But just come for a visit and I'll show you southern. Lol
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 23

    Sometimes when I talk,

    people can barely understand what I'm saying.😂 Plus these braces make me sound weird af
    samuelkinslow samuelkinslow
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2015
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 31, 2015

    Ya'll smell my farts puuuuuu!

    !!! Smells like horse puckie
    mcfartcloud mcfartcloud
    70+, M
    Jul 14, 2014

    I have been told that I have a southern accent.

    I suppose living in the south all my life has something to do with it :-) Some have told me my voice is cute. I have also been told I have a sexy voice. I consciously try to regulate my accent, especially in business settings although I am not always successful in doing so. So...
    MyCrazyLife63 MyCrazyLife63
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 5, 2014

    so I work at a retail store

    and yesterday I had a customer from new York and I'm from arkansas and I have a really bad accent so I had to call them and for a couple minutes they thought I was playing with my accent and wasn't listening to me and then they finally realized I was really trying to help them...
    countryguy30 countryguy30
    22-25, M
    Mar 9, 2015

    It's All An Act!!!

    People from other places say they love my voice, that it's feminine. I grew up on the west coast, so I didn't think I had an accent, but that's not what other people think. However since I live in the city, it's not a thick accent, like people who live in the country have. I was...
    imathinkin imathinkin
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2010

    Yes Mam I Sure Do! People constantly ask me,

    "Are you from Alabama OR Tennessee?" I don't take offense to it at all, and it actually helps me connect/relate with people and in their minds, I become "Memorable". (Hopefully a good memory & not a nightmare). Haha. Since I've never spoken AND probably never will speak to you...
    Jfour001 Jfour001
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Apr 19
    southernredhead121 southernredhead121
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 4, 2015

    It's bad enough, but

    when I'm drinking it goes straight to early from Squidbillies
    Highfive13 Highfive13
    31-35, M
    Jan 6

    What Did He Say?

    Yes indeed,'the accent of the south. There is nothing quite lime it. The accent also depends on where you live in the south. Take Louisana, now there is an accent. You mix a little Cajun French in and there have it. I'm not real sure they understand it on occasion. For instance...
    Rockhauler Rockhauler
    51-55
    1 Response Aug 1, 2011

    I never really noticed it

    until someone points out how i say certain words or i hear my voice recorded. It's a light southern accent compared to most.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 2

    H20

    Does anyone else drink wu-der besides me? Lol.
    frankiewalkingdeadgirl frankiewalkingdeadgirl
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2009

    Lol I hate it but I kinda like it sometimes

    mean while I feel like I sound like Ellie May from the Beverly hillbillies .. But when I travel people say oh l love your southern accent .. I think curses you can hear it??? it's nothing like talking to someone from a foreign country and you say something and they give you a...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl
    70+, F
    Mar 26, 2015

    I looove my accent! I also love people's

    reactions when they see me, then hear me talk swear it never gets old
    PanamanianPenguin PanamanianPenguin
    18-21, F
    Mar 26, 2015

    Use With Discretion

    There are good and bad Southern accents, and I like to think I've been blessed with a good one. I travel a great deal, and I've learned over the years to turn the "Southern Charm" off and on as needed. I'm always amazed at how people who rarely encounter a Southerner react when...
    CuriousNomad CuriousNomad
    46-50, M
    8 Responses Oct 25, 2013

    Born and raised in texas

    and wouldn't have it any other away...southern accents rule
    bryan420 bryan420
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jul 14, 2014

    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's super confusing, if I went to Georgia or anything, I probably wouldn't have much of an accent..
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 30, 2014

    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, 2015

    I recently moved back to Mississippi from Texas.

    My accent is so thick that, at drive thrus, I had to deliberately speak slowly and over-annunciate my words. I sounded something like a cross between Forest Gump and Carl from Slingblade.
    SonOfTheDelta SonOfTheDelta
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Feb 21

    I don't think I sound southern at all.

    But some people would disagree. I just don't hear it.
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99
    16-17, F
    Jan 5, 2015

    Hispanic girl with a southern accent.

    Yeah I know it's weird
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 28, 2015

    I don't know what type of accent I have

    but I am from the Deep South. Howdy? Lol no, we don't say that.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 22, 2015

    We'll I have a southern accent

    or country or whatever because I'm from Atlanta Georgia born an rise.... But moved to the DMV an my friends be like why you talk that. An I be like cause I'm from Atlanta baby lol but I'm forreal though an like yeah I just wanted to say that an plus they like. :) :)
    deniokey deniokey
    16-17, F
    Jul 30, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 21, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 14, 2014

    I was born in Missouri.

    I don't love there anymore, but I still have the accent. I love it so much!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 6, 2015

    I have a very thick southern accent.

    I have to make an effort to speak in a more neutral dialect at work.
    Devinamaria Devinamaria
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2013

    Where I live people ask me

    if I am from "up North" and when I am in the Northern States I am told I have a Southern accent. Some in the Northern States have even said they could listen to me speak all day because they found it attractive. I personally hate having a Southern accent because with it comes...
    Young0Philosopher Young0Philosopher
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Nov 29, 2013

    My friends tell me it's a strong southern

    accent. I don't think it is tho lol
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 31, 2015

    I know i talk with an accent

    but ive had a few people tell me i sound like boomhauer from king of the hill lol.
    shinjorai shinjorai
    41-45, M
    Jul 20, 2014

    i have a southern accent.

    i want to move to England, but I'm pretty sure a southern accent would be hilarious there. not sure how that would go over.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 22, 2015

    I've lived in Florida off

    and on for most of my life, but I was born and raised in the northeast and still have a lot of family up there. So, to people down here, they can tell I'm not from Florida by the way I phrase things, but when I visit family and friends in other parts of the country, everybody...
    FemmeFallout FemmeFallout
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 21
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