Weird One...

I have a strange accent. It is obviously American, seeing as I live in the US, but it is a combination of Boston and Brooklyn (New York) that means I get strange looks sometimes. People who know the different between the two are always fascinated by how I combine them. I grew up with most of my family being from Boston, seeing as we live just outside it, but my mother was from Brooklyn, NY. I picked up thinks from both accents, and when I'm excited or angry, my Boston one comes out really strongly. I completely drop "r's" all the time, and usually don't pronounce the "g's" at the end of "ing" words. The word "****" (which I use like it's oxygen. Hey, don't blame me, it's what we do in Massachusetts), is pronounced either "fack", or "fook" (similar to the irish way, seeing as we're all wicked Irish). Oh yah, and "wicked" is the most common adjective ever used in Massachusetts. It means "super" or "really". My most commonly used typical "Boston" phrase is "wicked pissah", which basically means that whatever you are describing is off the charts EPIC!

Yah, so I have a weird accent, but my mixture helps me to pick up other's quite well. When I visited Canada for two weeks I came back with a strange Canadian accent that EVERYONE noticed right away. And since I am in theater, I am able to do accents from all over extremely well. My best are American Southern and Midwestern accents, and Irish (because I know so many Irish people). My English ones are pretty good, as are my French, Italian, and Spanish ones. Australian and South African have always been hard because it's so complicated to separate Irish, English, Australian, and South African from each other. I usually end up slipping into Irish whenever I try to speak one of the two previously mentioned "hard" accents.

But, in conclusion, I have a mixture of Boston (not Boston Brahmin, by the way [if you know what that means]) and Brooklyn. And I only believe in 25 letters of the alphabet. What the fack is an "R"?

~Liz

thesilenceofentropy thesilenceofentropy
18-21, F
2 Responses Mar 13, 2010

I live on the east coast of the US, so I don't know about the western Canadian accent thing, but I went to Prince Edward Island, and they have a slightly different way of speaking, mostly influenced by not only the French history, but the large amount of Scottish and Irish people who settled on the island.

A Canadian accent?? I acknowledge in the Canadian hinterlands there exists a "hoser" Canadian accent. The accent found in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is sometimes so thick, I cannot understand it--though they technically speak English.<br />
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The Canadian accent can be found in the voices of major US news broadcasters. In Toronto, the accent is no different from the accent generally found on the US West coast. Travel 100 kms outside the city and the hoser sound is encountered.