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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSkald View Post
    what does a normal accent sound like
    I think northwest is considered to be the 'least accented'

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    Looks like I was wrong, It is around Iowa,

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    Quote Originally Posted by duby View Post
    i guess you would hate me then since i am from the south i have a accent
    No, I don't hate Southern people, just the accent.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheSkald View Post
    what does a normal accent sound like
    Not a normal "accent," because it's not an accent, just normal to the United States standard. Just about every NA movie has actors who speak normal, with a minority of actors who play roles with accents.
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    Most of the US (minus the southern accents) and Canada (minus the french accents I suppose) are just quirks of pronunciation rather than a characterizing accent. I know "accent" is subjective, but I mean the subtle differences. Like "aboot" in Canadia. That doesn't qualify as an accent IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oisterboy View Post
    Most of the US (minus the southern accents) and Canada (minus the french accents I suppose) are just quirks of pronunciation rather than a characterizing accent. I know "accent" is subjective, but I mean the subtle differences. Like "aboot" in Canadia. That doesn't qualify as an accent IMO.
    what dose aboot mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oisterboy View Post
    Most of the US (minus the southern accents) and Canada (minus the french accents I suppose) are just quirks of pronunciation rather than a characterizing accent. I know "accent" is subjective, but I mean the subtle differences. Like "aboot" in Canadia. That doesn't qualify as an accent IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duby View Post
    what dose aboot mean?
    You know those small tips at the end of your shoelace made from plastic? The things they make so you can lace your shoes? That is Canadas word for it, and we don't have one here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuxedoSam View Post
    No, I don't hate Southern people, just the accent.



    Not a normal "accent," because it's not an accent, just normal to the United States standard. Just about every NA movie has actors who speak normal, with a minority of actors who play roles with accents.
    i don't know if this is racist or if i'm racist for thinking this is racist

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSkald View Post
    i don't know if this is racist or if i'm racist for thinking this is racist
    Is that a joke?
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    only sort of. i do think considering the way you talk normal and thinking everyone else has an accent is a little sketchy. everyone has an accent, there is no normal.

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