If you drive south through the U.S. from the northern states when do you start to notice accents?
By accents I mean the differences in the way people speak
Those in New Jersey sound and speak differently than those in New York.
Vermont, Massachuettes, Maine, speak differently than New Yorkers.
Those in Tennesee, speak differently than Arkansans do.........who speak differently from the Virginians......................
Even , within some states, you can find different dialects.
Only a " Cajun" can understand another " Cajun"!
Then you meet the west Texans and the Californians...............yes, they too, speak a bit differently!
I'm from New York, so as soon as i get to the DMV, especially DC or Virginia i can hear the country accents go from A........................................O
I'm from Virginia, and the state is split. People who live in NoVa (Northern Virginia) usually don't have accents (to me), but those who grew up in the southern part of the state where I am from do. I guess the line falls just north of Richmond.
Speaking as an original northerer....People from Maine, on down the coast have accents...New Jersey,New York, Rhode Island etc....you start to notice southern accents when you reach Pennslyvania and the get stronger til Georgia..then you hit Florida and ALL the other " northern " accents return as most of Florida consists of"transplants.
There are also differences in what they speak of....Soda..is pop or ice cream in selzer.....sack is a poke/bag...etc.....
by Daisy Mariposa 6 years ago
Why do the USA and Great Britain have so many regional variations of accents?
by fcd718 8 years ago
whats the attitude you get from southerner's when you speak to them with a northern accent?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|