Tag Archives: accents

Y’all, Youse, You Guys

According to this New York Times quiz, I have the dialect of somebody from Augusta. You give it a try.

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Soda / Pop / Coke

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North American English Dialect Map

Click over to the actual site because this massive map is so detailed that the above screen-grab is pretty useless. Hundreds of interactive links on the map will take you to celebrity pronunciation examples found on YouTube. I’ve always found the Brooklyn-New Orleans accent connection interesting. Goodbye, morning. (Tipped by JMG reader Sean)

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OMG I Love Huh

A much more entertaining version of my own rant.

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The English Dialects Map Of North America

Gothamist calls the above “the world’s most confusing map.” (Massive version here.) According to the authors, sub-dialects of the eight major regional dialects exist in many places like Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, the Outer Banks, and perhaps most curiously, the Hamptons.

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The Accents Of NYC’s Five Boroughs

Some folks say there’s no difference between the outer borough accents of NYC, but this audio guide seems to prove otherwise. They all sound dead-on to ME. (Via – Gothamist)

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The Slow Demise Of The NYC Accent

Linguists have long noted the slow demise of regional American accents, a phenomenon partially blamed on the “television accent” and partially blamed on the perception that such accents denote a working class origin, leading some to accent reduction training. The NYC accent in particular is thought by many to be especially crude, wrought as is with a uniquely colorful vernacular. ...

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