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I Have a Southern Accent

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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 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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    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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    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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    H20

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

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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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    What Can I Say

    I am a country girl. Texas raised and customized. It gets annoying when people mock me though, so I have learned to disguise it well; but I hate doing that. I absolutely love my accent / drawl!
    dooWUttChAlyk14 dooWUttChAlyk14 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2010

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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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    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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    Fiddle-Dee-Dee!

    When I am around my longtime buddies, I tend to talk more southern and my venacular relaxes to the point where Scarlet O' Hara would slap me..."Well butter my biscuit!" However, when I went to OK to visit my biological family, I noticed that my accent wasn't as...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 2008

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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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    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 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 4, 2008

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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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    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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    Yep! I have a thick southern drawl.

    I say hell yeah, and hey y'all! People call me sassy! I like to think I'm more redneck classy! I like country music and cowboys! I'm plain and simple, I like to be out doors! I was bred and raised down home country!
    Larkin44 Larkin44 41-45, F 9 Responses Feb 8

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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 1 Response Nov 29, 2013

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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 10 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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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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    Yes I Do

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

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    I Sound Okay To Myself-Update vid!

    I did not know that I had a southern accent until I sent a personal video to some friends in East Africa. They said I seemed like a nice person, but they couldn't understand a word I said.  Leave Hillary alone! I don't feel noways tired, either.
    Jilly111 Jilly111 46-50, F Feb 7, 2011

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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 3 Responses Apr 5

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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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    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 1 Response Nov 20, 2012

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    I do. Then it depends on what language we're talking about. In French. yeah I guess I do. Mostly not now anymore, but I've had several accents along the years. Esp. little, I was...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F Apr 4

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    I swaps in and out of: Northern USA, Southern USA, and Australian without me noticing. Sometimes I am in the middle of a convo and whoever I'm talking to (normally my friends) can...
    Amsch95 Amsch95 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Southern USA ! Lol. Y'all and ain't are my 2 fav words ^~^
    Justlookinok Justlookinok 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I guess I do :/ I don't really hear it. Some people say it's slight and not too strong...Then they ask where Im from or where is my accent from. I don't really know... some people...
    surrealreality surrealreality 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Even though I can't really hear it, I have a very mixed up accent. Between South Africa, New York, and Florida, my accent is very...unique? :p
    Zacarabear Zacarabear 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I have the Upper Midwest American accent, or North Central American accent. In plain English that means I'm the guy the movie "Fargo" was making fun of. I remember when that...
    betweenthe10andthequeen betweenthe10andthequeen 56-60, M Mar 28

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    Ya I have an Indian accent.......its a very heavy accent
    fredlez2306 fredlez2306 13-15, M Apr 10

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    I have a Scottish accent. Does anyone like the Scottish accent?
    titch20 titch20 31-35, M 6 Responses Apr 10

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    I can switch easily from an American accent, to a Peruvian/ Spanish accent (Ironic since my spanish is hopeless) and to a classic Dubai Arab-ish one.. and with my looks (which are...
    lizzhonda lizzhonda 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    How would you know you had an accent unless someone who sounded different than you said so?
    Venturawhite Venturawhite 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I'm black with a white accent.
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Im Colombian so i guess my accent must be quite charming and also very funny hahaha
    FunnyEnglish FunnyEnglish 22-25, F Apr 9

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    I'm Australian! :D but I've been told my accent is a little different because of how articulate I am when I speak :P
    Jbonha Jbonha 22-25, M Apr 10

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    London/royal Berkshire, slightly posh accent.
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have a slight 'Yooper' accent. I'm from the Upper Peninsula, almost basically from Canada. Pronunciations Boat = Booooooat Egg= ayyyggg There = der I can't help it.
    broadwaybaby25 broadwaybaby25 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    i have a slight new england/ new jersey accent.. i get made fun of a lot for it because i go to school in pennsylvania
    julezdepillo julezdepillo 13-15, F Apr 9

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    I have an American accent. Yes I know I'm cool to have one
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I have a british yorkshire accent. Apparently its really strong and sometimes known as a little rough.
    essjay26 essjay26 26-30, F Apr 10

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    Black chick with a white American voice. When I'm around other black people the always remind me that I sound white. Which is silly to me it's called talking proper .
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    It's a weird one but people seem to like it soo ahaha
    MixedLesbian MixedLesbian 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Im British and I just looooove the Southern American accent. Think Rick from the walking dead! Don't know what it is about it I just could listen to it all day :) Anybody have any...
    redeyejedi89 redeyejedi89 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Hehe her name is Ashly and I really like her !!! She's got nice eyes , a winning smile , and soft voice with a slight southern accent . The down side is I'm shy but I'm trying
    Fuckyouall247 Fuckyouall247 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I love impersonating accents! In about 5 mins of practicing each, I did convincing sounding accents. From a Russian, British, Solid Irish, Aussie, and the hardest: Indian. It's so...
    emilesfault emilesfault 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    If you have an accent, I probably love you. Especially if you have a really thick Russian, Creole, or Scottish accent. I could listen to you talk for hours!
    genegeek16 genegeek16 13-15, F Apr 10

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    If you have an accent, I will talk to you a lot just so I can hear it ☺️
    anyomunos anyomunos 18-21, F Apr 4

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    Yes! I live in the city, but that doesn't mean I still don't love country living. :) I have family that live on farms, and deep in the country. I love 4 wheelers and riding them on...
    karmadarling77 karmadarling77 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Some people don't like my accent, some people do. I say "ma'am" and "sir" and know not to disrespect a woman. Heritage not hate [><]
    jledoux0690 jledoux0690 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    Any gay guys want to chat hit me up, bfeather08. Southern boys with accents are very hot!
    sharp1989 sharp1989 22-25, M Mar 26

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    I loving doing accents. For some reason I'm pretty good at it...especially South African?! I love lots of accents but my favourites would have to be the Geordie accent and also the...
    Renezra Renezra 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    It's so funny how many people on here think just because i live in UK I have a typical British accent! LOL, I was born here but half educated here and half in Malaysia, so i have...
    littlesaiyan littlesaiyan 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 26

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