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I Have a Southern Accent

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    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 36-40, M Jul 20, 2014

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    I say y'all and fixin' to.

    .. lunch is dinner and supper is the evening meal. My southern drawl is uniquely my own and I am proud to have it. It can be as sugary sweet as a mint julep in the summa-time or as redneck as a guitar strummin' by an autumn campfire...believe what you will about the south and...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    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 1 Response Mar 26

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    Born and raised in texas

    and wouldn't have it any other away...southern accents rule
    bryan420 bryan420 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 14, 2014

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    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 3 Responses May 6

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    My Kids Will!

    I have lived in the upper part of the country all of my life; most people from different parts of the country (USA)call me "A Yankee" But I will be down in the south in a few weeks and I was told about their accent. I don't think it will rub off on to me but maybe on...
    123ct 123ct 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 18, 2008

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    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

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    ashleympressler ashleympressler 16-17, F May 17, 2014

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    I have a very thick southern accent.

    I have to make an effort to speak in a more neutral dialect at work.
    Devinamaria Devinamaria 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2013

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    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 4 Responses Jun 5, 2012

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    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 1 Response May 21

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    Ya'll smell my farts puuuuuu!

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

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    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

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    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

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    Love My Acent

    I am from the very bottom part of Georgia. Where you don't realize you have an accent because everyone talks the same. Being a military wife we have been to North Carolina, back to Georgia and now Texas. I figured ok they are somewhat southern from what I heard about Texas you...
    Airbornewife4life Airbornewife4life 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 20, 2008

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    LovelyLadyJ LovelyLadyJ 22-25, F Jul 14, 2014

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    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

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    Me!

    I lived in South Carolina almost my entire life and when we packed up and moved to Colorado people couldnt help but to laugh at my twang...because in Colorado they dont say Y'ALL or FIXIN to...so i got made fun of soooo much!
    bOObsMaGee bOObsMaGee 22-25, F Jun 18, 2008

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    I have a southern accent

    and its so deep even ppl from here ask where im from??!
    forevernostalgic forevernostalgic 26-30, F 1 Response May 22

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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's super confusing, if I went to Georgia or anything, I probably wouldn't have much of an accent..
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F Sep 30, 2014

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    Where Did It Come From?

    Many people have told me that I have a southern accent. This is very strange since I grew up in Cleveland Ohio and spent my early adult life there. Now I am in New Mexico and have been for years. Maybe because I grew up on the south saide of town.
    tomt88101 tomt88101 56-60, M Dec 4, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    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 9 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    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

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    Urban/Country Fusion

    I have no idea where I picked this damn accent up from. Oh yes I do, I lived in Texas since I was 4! I remember doing an audition for a "modeling and talent scouting" company and I had to read this four line monologue about this colonge. Needless to say my...
    Silver01ta Silver01ta 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 4, 2008

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    H20

    Does anyone else drink wu-der besides me? Lol.
    frankiewalkingdeadgirl frankiewalkingdeadgirl 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 19, 2009

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    Don't Know What I Am

    Okay - here's the scoop on my accent: * I was born in East Tennessee, in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains.  Dad migrated to Detroit, Michigan to work in the auto industry when I was three years old.  I never remember living in TN and basically learned to talk up...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2008

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    Yes...Southern I Am..

    Yes, Yes, Yes..I have a deep southern accent. Most people thinks I'm fat because of my voice, but I'm not..I'm kind of self conscious about it especially when I'm talking to someone that I'm trying to get to know better. My voice changes at night for some reason; it's deeper...
    PrivateLegit PrivateLegit 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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    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

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    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.
    ApplesAreYummy1 ApplesAreYummy1 13-15, F 1 Response May 22

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    born and raised in california,

    how i got a southern accent is beyond me.....must be from my family lol
    annabnana66 annabnana66 22-25 May 22

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    Hey Ya'll! I love my southern accent!

    ! It separates me from others! I love my southern twang!!
    dbrooks5243 dbrooks5243 36-40, F May 17, 2014

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    Yes I Do

    I sometimes wanna get rid of it tho lol
    PrettyFknDope PrettyFknDope 26-30, F Nov 22, 2013

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    PrettyFknDope PrettyFknDope 26-30, F May 17, 2014

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    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 1 Response Mar 9

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    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 66-70, F 2 Responses Jun 17, 2012

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    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 3 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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    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 46-50, F Nov 20, 2012

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    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

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