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I Have a Southern Accent

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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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    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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    Hispanic girl with a southern accent.

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

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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 1 Response Jul 14, 2014

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    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 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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, 2015

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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 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 25, 2015

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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 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, 2015

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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 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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    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

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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, 2015

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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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    It's bad enough, but

    when I'm drinking it goes straight to early from Squidbillies
    Highfive13 Highfive13 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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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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    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

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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, 2015

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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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    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, 2015

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    I knew I had one but we went to Maryland over

    the summer and everyone pointed it out 😂 apparently I have a thick southern accent. Whoopsiessss.. But I love my accent so it's all good
    lilly756 lilly756 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2015

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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 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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    southernredhead121 southernredhead121 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2015

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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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 May 21, 2015

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    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

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 14, 2014

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    PanHead1989 PanHead1989 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 31, 2015

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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 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 2 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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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 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 2 Responses May 22, 2015

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    ashleympressler ashleympressler 16-17, F May 17, 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 8 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    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

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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 when I went to Chicago IL, everyone said I sounded very southern. so idek
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 28, 2015

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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..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 30, 2014

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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, 2015

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    I love how everyone sounds different every accent is beautiful in its own way and its wierd how we are all in the same world but we can sound so different
    charlotte8482 charlotte8482 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I didn't knew about that... but one day I was skyping a girl(random), conversation was just started, she just impressed by few lines, didn't knew what I said lol... she just kept...
    sourabh42 sourabh42 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Me too, lived in Manchester until I was 21 now living near Glasgow. accent changes from Peter Kay to strong Glaswegian depending who I'm talking to!
    roguetrader1987 roguetrader1987 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Nature, conservative societies, a slow pace in life. I admire all these things and I also have an ever ending love for the US. My dream is to move there one day and make it in the...
    lonelyrider11 lonelyrider11 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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      I did not say "c**t", I said "can't"!
    AC1225 AC1225 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago