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I Have An Accent

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    My mom told me to take my sister to the soccer

    fields so that she could practice for try outs. While we were out there and she was practicing this guy walked over to me (ya know those really big tires that football players use well i was laying across one of those) and he sat down next to my side and was like "hey" and me...
    AngelWithASecret2 AngelWithASecret2 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    Speranza27 Speranza27 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 7

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    90slove 90slove 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 24

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    I have an accent of a Geordie

    but I don't use it much. I don't really use the words such as; -"Wey aye man." -"Don't be a divvy man." I speak normally.
    TheMightyGoddess TheMightyGoddess 16-17, F Dec 7

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    I like my southern accent,

    I actually want it to be stronger. I've lived in the city too long and practically lost most of it.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Nov 24

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    I Carry A Heavy British Accent When I'm Having

    A Serious Talk With Someone Or When I'm Angry. Being British Does Have It's Perks. Girls Love The Accent.
    XavierR02 XavierR02 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    I have many accents that come out just

    Involuntarily. I call it multiple nationality disorder (TM) afflicted with stunningly bad skills at Russian, French, English, Geordie, Cockney, welsh, Irish, American, New Zeland, Sarth Aafreaka.
    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 23

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    BON3S BON3S 18-21, M Dec 8

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    I know accents can exotic

    or sexy but most of these people are from Britain and Australia.....whereas I have a Russian accent and not sure how people think of that. It's just different I guess
    NataliaHeart21 NataliaHeart21 18-21, F 20 Responses Nov 1

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    Joshsmith1909 Joshsmith1909 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 2

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    I have a southern accent.

    I'm a fan of good grammar though.
    peanutturtle peanutturtle 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I'm from the south so yeah.

    . People say mine is pretty strong but I don't think so lol.
    DustyVee DustyVee 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    We all have accents, silly!

    We have an accent to any other country or area, we just can't see it in ourselves because it's no different from anybody else that lives in the same area or has the same accent.
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F Nov 23

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    Scottish - East coast

    so less pronounced I think.
    Caledonia33 Caledonia33 31-35, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Apparently I have an accent

    or speak odd to people. Apparently I don't pronounce my words correctly... I guess sometimes they don't come out correctly. Like haven't = 'aven't or he is just 'e', him as 'im' or them as 'em'. I pronounce fragile like frag-isle instead of frag-ill like everyone else.
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 7 Responses Nov 27

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    KellyKerri KellyKerri 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    Ivan7X Ivan7X 31-35, M 4 Responses Nov 30

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    snaismith snaismith 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Trini Accent.

    Well, I was born and raised in Trinidad. For those of you who don't know where that is, it is located in the Caribbean just off the northern coast of Venezuela. Here we speak a broken type of English. Sometimes I like my accent, sometimes I don't. I've never actually been...
    Japanties Japanties 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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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 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    Technically we all have accents,

    we just don't notice it till we talk to someone from somewhere else.
    Batman328 Batman328 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 5

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    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    People tell me I sound Italian

    when I talk Spanish. But I am French... πŸŽ‰
    aksouille aksouille 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    I'm Norwegian so what do you think?

    No my diction doesn't bounce about everywhere. But I do wield my Viking battle axe with a strong arm!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 22

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    I have a Kiwi accent,

    (New Zealand) it's really strong. As soon as I speak everyone usually gasps in shock. I don't get it... lol.
    RickaylaBeard RickaylaBeard 18-21, F 12 Responses Nov 1

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    PoojaTimberlake PoojaTimberlake 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 8

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    ricko164 ricko164 46-50, M Nov 28

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    I have a southern accent

    and when I meet someone new from a different background than my own they tend to right me off as dumb by the way that I speak. I don't know why but it really irks me. I love listening to someone speak with a different accent. Does that ever happen to you?
    Jack0fTr4d3s Jack0fTr4d3s 22-25, M 8 Responses Jan 31

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    I have a lovely Eastern European accent formed

    from being from Lithuania during the USSR. Apparently it is a mixture of Lithuanian and Russian accent, but when I am upset/angry I sound MUCH more Russian...wonder why? haha
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I have a South Auckland,

    New Zealand accent.. mixed with a bit of American because I learnt certain words from the TV
    retrokitty retrokitty 22-25, F Nov 23

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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 Departed perfect translation to the Boston Accent..its Wicked Awesome
    haileyx16 haileyx16 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    rainbowgirl42069 rainbowgirl42069 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    Technically everyone has an accent.

    This is a dumb topic lol
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    bethscottt bethscottt 18-21, F 39 Responses Nov 18

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    One of the things you don't notice about

    yourself until someone else mentions it. I wonder what else we don't know about ourselves that other people know about?
    TropicalArctic TropicalArctic 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    I have a british accent,

    and I never hear it as an accent unless I go to america, where all of a sudden I sound painfully posh and proper, and the people love it for some reason haha
    Mselisa Mselisa 16-17, F 15 Responses Nov 23

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    Mselisa Mselisa 16-17, F 17 Responses Dec 7

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    TashaBbb TashaBbb 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    But doesn't everyone?

    Even between people from the same country there's still a colloquial difference in accents. *shrugs* Just something to think about. Peace out!
    IdleFox IdleFox 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I have a Canadian accent,

    and apparently it's pretty noticeable because everyone automatically guesses I'm from up north. And no, I do not say "aboot" haha.
    joshbeaudoin joshbeaudoin 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Where Awm Frum

    In my neck of the woods, people have a hillbilly, southern Twa-y-ng. We eat Taters and Maters, Worsh Winders, and spank misbehaving kids with Fly Flaps. -"WHAT"- rhymes with Nut. See here... W-u-u-t?! ( I tole you so!). Hay is for horses... and Hello! I didn't realize...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 43 Responses Jul 9, 2007

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    Southern girl! I used to try to hide it-- not

    sure why. Now I've realized that it's my voice and I can't change it. So, honestly, I have a thick country accent.
    JustCammy JustCammy 16-17, F 8 Responses Nov 9

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    SecretUK SecretUK 16-17, F 13 Responses Dec 2

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    It's kinda funny really.

    I'm an American living in Australia. So I have an accent here but bc I've been here so long when I talk to my family or go back home they also think I have an accent. It's like I'm foreign no matter what. Also my accent gets mistaken for Irish a lot. Don't know if the combo of...
    aquagrl aquagrl 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 23

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    I do but it sounds neither native

    nor foreign. I put it down to just speaking well but haters will be haters. Most think I'm a snooty bi+ch.
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 7 Responses Dec 7

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    "Say it again, say it again,

    " is what they tell me. So I say it, and they start laughing. I'm a born entertainer, I guess.
    livingasme livingasme 51-55, F 7 Responses Jul 11

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    Demonb524 Demonb524 13-15, T 1 Response Dec 7

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    I was born in Sydney Australia.

    Now I live and work in London. My mother was a German and Chinese mixed while my father was originally from Britain but lived in Melbourne. I had lived in four countries before I turned 18 and when I was in New York for a year, people said I had an accent but I think it's a mix...
    beautifulbutterfly2 beautifulbutterfly2 22-25, F 15 Responses Oct 23

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    I have a kiwi accent from having grown up in

    New Zealand. My mother is German though so I can speak German without my kiwi accent though. I am in China at the moment for 5 months and when I met some of the other foreign students I had one think I was from England and the other thought I was Welsh! I have never had those...
    VelvetBoat VelvetBoat 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 24

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    Doesn't everybody, depending on

    where they are in the world?
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 9 Responses Oct 23

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    Well, we all have accents!

    But I am fascinated by the different variations in accent and dialect across the world and the subtle nuances and changes that can occur when dialects travel geographically. I'm not sure how to describe mine, but I guess it would be 'non-specifically Southern English'. I say non...
    sleeperstream sleeperstream 22-25, M Dec 3

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    People always love when I talk cause I have a

    southern accent haha I love bein country. Idc if I don't use proper English I talk the way I wanna talk.
    Bigdog1982 Bigdog1982 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 1

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