Sunday, April 22, 2007

You Can Take The Woman Out Of South Jersey, But You Can't Take South Jersey Out Of The Woman.

What American accent do you have?
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Mid-Atlantic. This is what everyone calls a Philadelphia accent although it's also the accent of south Jersey, Baltimore, and Wilmington. Well, everyone that lives near there, that is. Outsiders can tell you talk differently from them even though they can't tell what your accent is.

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We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?

That's actually really quite impressive. And also an answer to the occasional person from my old stomping grounds who's accused me of talking like a New Mexican now.


  1. "Western. Like Midland, Western is another accent that people consider neutral. So, you might not actually be from the Western half of the country, but you definitely sound like it."

    Since I've lived in the Ohio-Indiana area my whole life, this *might* be close enuff fer hand grenades [grin]...

  2. I guess this short time n the south has caught on. My area is south of the Ohio river

  3. I rank as Western, but I am a Canadian and pronouce other things differently. deck-ll instead of dee-cal. veeickle instead of veehicle.

  4. It calls me Northern, which really makes sense as my parents, being the ones who taught me to speak, were both from Chicago. (Thankfully, though, I don't have the nasal vowel pronuciation that Chicagoans like my aunt's family have.) I love being from New Jersey, but I'm really glad I don't sound like I was born there.