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    Default What kind of english do you speak?

    General American English
    Yankee
    Dixie
    Midwestern
    Upper Midwestern?

    Or what ever else there is.
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    The English I speak is Geordie, well thats my accent anyway

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    Cajun.....
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    I speak New Yorker
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    ughhhh the worst kind - a New Englandah livin in Teyaxas.

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    I'm with SAFD, another damn yankee in Texas. Everyone back north thinks I have a drawl now. But I can still break out the Italian/Philly accent when needed. Whatsamatta U uh?

    But I can speak Whale too: WWWHHHEEEEEERRRREEEEE AAAAAARRRRREEEEE WWWWEEEEEE GGOOOOOIIIIINNNNGGGG???

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    Proper.

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    Default Sarf of the River

    Sarf Lunden--same city as the Quoon(could never spell that right) but me'n'er speak a totally different language

    What a pity most of you(Canucks excepted) could have been Colonials!

    Never mind, better luck around--maybe Muslim?

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    I speak Canuck WITHOUT the 'eh'.
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    I've lived in Tennessee most of my life (a short time in England, a few years in St. Louis). My father grew up on Long Island and my mother grew up in St. Louis (she was also an English teacher).

    In the south, people assume I'm a yankee. In the north, people think I'm a midwesterner. Midwesterners don't know what to make of my accent.
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    Midwestern, even though I haven't lived there in 10 years.
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    Who needs to speak english when you can speak australian?

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    Southern.....ya'll.

    Got a kick out of going to Seattle and having people tell me, "you're from the South, right?"
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    I don't know the difference between General American English and Yankee, but it must be one of the two. There's a regional accent around Cleveland, so I think my version of English has a little bit of that in it, too. We kind of stretch out our short a's so they almost sound like long a's.

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    Default hmm

    i think i speak californian....with the occasional dude and hella..lol
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    "Bahstin/New England". I have also been known to use the words and phrases I know in different languages into a conversation for "emphasis"
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    Redneck.. howsyourmammanem

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    Texan I guess.
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    I speak proper english, without that silly accent you Americans put on your vowels
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    I guess I speak general American with a Texas flair.

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    Kiwi fella eh, so I speak with a Nu Zilin accent.

    As for Patty, she talks Strine damn well.

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    I speak Appalachian...where the "g" in "ing" doesn't matter and who cares if ya run words together, shorten em, or skip em all together...

    At least, so I've been told...

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    Originally posted by LadyCapn
    I speak proper english, without that silly accent you Americans put on your vowels
    I am amazed at how a river that is about 300 yards wide can have such a profound effect on ones accent. Actually the more interesting thing is that you can drive 1.5 hours to TO and they think I have a drawl!
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    Accent? Drawl? Eh???

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