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I Have a Southern Accent

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    I Guess I Do!

    I guess I do have a southern accent! I was just talking on the phone with "SweetCityWoman" she is my Ep ma! She told me I have a sweet little southern accent! I had no idea till she told me! It was so sweet talking to her!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 20, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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

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    LovelyLadyJ LovelyLadyJ 22-25, F Jul 14

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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

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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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    ashleympressler ashleympressler 13-15, F 1 Response May 17

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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...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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    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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    Ya'll smell my farts puuuuuu!

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

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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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    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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    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 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

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 4, 2008

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    I Am

    I really do have a deep southern accent. I was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. I was also brought up in Baton Roug, Louisianna. Lots of people I talk to ask me huh, and or have no idea what I mean when I'm talking about stuff. Some people just guess or assume what I said...
    dizzyf205 dizzyf205 22-25, M May 16, 2011

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    PrettyFknDope PrettyFknDope 26-30, F 2 Responses May 17

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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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    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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    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

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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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    Not only do I love Southern hospitality,

    I offer Southern hospitality. My family owns a hunting lodge and vacation resort in the Southeastern United States. My parents got tired of the corporate world, so they cashed out and bought the ranch. We built the lodge and restaurant first, and started offering group hunting...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M Jul 23

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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

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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 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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    Ah Can't Help It

    Funny, I've always thought that I avoided sounding like the people here, in this place that I've lived all my life.. sometimes they'll even point it out themselves, with the way that I pronounce certain words. But alas, it shows when ever I speak to someone from out of this...
    wtfwolf wtfwolf 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 9, 2010

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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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    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 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...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F Aug 4

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    Really, I don't have an accent all the time. Every now and again, though I am an AMERICAN, I can muster up a British or Irish accent, and get all the ladies, because from what I...
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T 1 Response Aug 12

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    I have an accent but its not that weird , I'm from Brooklyn New York but its not the typical accent you would hear on TV. I would say "New Yoark" i pronounce water like "wader" and...
    mandycandy0123 mandycandy0123 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Well I don't really but I know what it is like to have one, I used to have one till I mastered how to talk English. But it's sexy to have an accent makes you stand more IMO
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Jul 30

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    I am a Georgia girl born, raised and proud of it! My accent is thick, I was born with an attitude built-in and I can be a handful. I have a degree from UGA and my real estate...
    NIkki38E NIkki38E 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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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 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Doesn't everyone? I'm Southern, and I mostly hate it. I try to overcome it, but I can't drop the y'all!
    notyourgirlfriday notyourgirlfriday 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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    Half British, Half Irish, lived in Israel for years I speak both accents and the Israeli accent and other accents like Scottish and Australian etc... Lol
    evix33 evix33 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    My accent has gotten me into trouble more than once. Not because people cant understand me but because people around here love to listen to me talk. It has a tendency to bring...
    ImportedGentleman ImportedGentleman 51-55, M Aug 5

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    Did anyone else use to think that their voice was like the absence of an accent when in all reality, to someone else you have a distinct sound in your words. Everyone has an accent...
    VeraRose VeraRose 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    Average californian accent here. nothing to scream about in my opinion, but whatever. i am mixed ethnicity and can speak in a Spanish accent when im speaking Spanish.
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    It's not even a cool one! My dad has a country accent. I have like a New Jersey accent; NOT like the people from Jersey Shore. When I say words with the short a sound, it comes out...
    anorganizedmess anorganizedmess 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    Everyone has an accent. Just depends on what accent you have.
    RavenEP RavenEP 16-17, T 1 Response Aug 14

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    Do Californians actually have accents? The valley accent doesn't count.
    sairaa sairaa 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I get this bomb *** british accent when i'm nervous or scared ~.~ ^.^ttt
    LaPrincesaCx LaPrincesaCx 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    being from boston.. we really dont pronounce our R's so we say " Go paak the caa in havaad yaad" which translates to Go park the car in harvard yard... Whatch the movie The...
    haileyx16 haileyx16 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 30