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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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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSkald View Post
    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.
    It's not racist in the slightest. Racism is an actual dislike for a people based on their race. Racist comments are formed from this hatred and typically lack logic and truth.

    I am referring to NA accents, not worldwide accents. "Normal" simply means the majority. Nor am I implying it's bad to not be the norm. A Spanish accent is normal for Spaniards, an English accent is normal for the English, etc.

    The majority of NA residents whose first language is English speak normal, which is without an accent. An accent is a specific way of speaking. Pronunciation of certain words does not necessarily equate to an accent, although an accent CAN effect the pronunciation of a word. If I say tomato and tomata, my voice emphasis is not going to change, but the pronunciation is. Therefore, I do not have an accent just because I pronounced a word differently.

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    in my experience no one thinks they have an accent. it's just everyone else who speaks weird.

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