I bet Echooos says "Pahk the cah in Hahvahd Yahd".
I'm from northern Florida and I do speak with a bit of a southern accent. It's not very strong, but it's there.
Oh yeah I do. Very southern with all the strange words.
True story- Had to go to Chicago for work, there were 5 of us. People on the streets would stop us to hear us talk. Very strange northern folks!:)
Yep sure do
Do Californians have an accent?
I don't think I do but GOOD question!!!!
I do. I ordered a coffee at an airport in South Carolina one time and the lady that served me the coffee asked if I was from Pennsylvania because of my accent. I chuckled because I thought SHE had the accent.
Not where I come from? We are supposed to speak english with no accent with clear diction and enunciation.
I currently have what you would consider a "typical" English accent.
I tend to absorb the local accent wherever I live. I passed for a local when I was living in Northern Ireland. This never happened when I was living in So Cal, however.
When I was a child my parents both insisted I speak proper English without any accent what-so-ever. I can obsorb and mimic an accent which has proved useful over the years. How ever, every once-in-a-while, if I am upset or anxious you can hear a slight tell tale accent. I would say bathroom and it sounded like "bat-room". Or when I said thirty third and third streets, it would sound like "turdy-turd and turd. Clue, I used to work at the House Ruth built.
I have a very slight southern twang to my accent thanks to growing up with a family who has it. :)
It depends on the word. I was born in upstate NY so some words come out with a NY accent. I spent most of my life in FL and with the mixture of transplants FL only has a mild southern accent. However in my teens and early 20s I hung around a bunch of people from TN and KY so a strong accent will pop out every now and again. And it becomes real southern when I drink. I guess my accent has a multiple personality disorder.
I don't think so - California born and raised. But someone said I had a "drawl" when I was visiting Canada. I guess whatever speech style you're not accustomed to sounds like an "accent". :)
I had a Texan drawl when I lived in the South, but now that I have acclimated to living in Nebraska, it has disappeared.