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Maps Showing Different English in America

Post by Bella Fortuna » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:43 am

I thought this was kind of interesting:
22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other

http://www.businessinsider.com/22-maps- ... io-river-1
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Post by Kristie » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:51 am

Very interesting. Seems pretty accurate as far as my area is concerned.
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Post by Bella Fortuna » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:12 am

Mine too. I wish it had a bit more granular detail; there are some pretty wide swaths there and responses that are shown as options but not represented on the map.
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Post by SteveB » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:15 am

The longer you live somewhere the more you'll adapt to their accent, y'all.
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Post by Jason » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:25 am

Canada is like cheese. It cleanses away any accent. Except for Quebec, Newfoundland, Labrador, and all those weird islands on the Atlantic. They really all have their own dialects.

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Post by Bella Fortuna » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:27 am

But what about all them Canadian accents? :what:
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Post by Jason » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:29 am

What are ya talkin' aboot eh?

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Post by JacksSmirkingRevenge » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:43 am

Speak proper English, you foreign devils! :lay:




















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Post by SteveB » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:47 am

I can speak in many accents. :biggrin: Ever talked to a new girl with an English accent? :hehe:
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Post by Jason » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:52 am

Reminds me of the time I was drunk on the bus and somehow got into a conversation with this gorgeous undergrad girl - she was studying linguistics and I popped up with a list of languages I know. I said something while switching between English, French, and Italian. She laughed, but was suitably impressed.

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Post by SteveB » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:55 am

Oh, I also speak French. Not very well, but they don't have to know that.
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Post by Rum » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:16 am

But can you speak in tongues? Nahh.

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Post by klr » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:18 am

Barbarians. Next thing you'll be spelling it different as well. :mob:
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Re: Maps Showing Different English in America

Post by Bazzer » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:19 am

We'll 'ave to learn 'em to speak proper

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