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    As inspired by Dan’s “Do you have an accent?” thread.

    What is your favorite accent?

    Me, I go crazy over the nasally Midwest accent I have heard visiting Central Indiana. Not the trashy one that people have at the Kmart and AutoZone, but the old school conservative Hoosiers farmer’s daughters one. WOW.

    I also like what I think is the Minnesota accent. I have not been there, but from what I have heard in the movies and TV I like it.

    (The 2 above statements generally just apply to females; I could care less about a guy’s accent, sorry dudes).

    What accents do you like? (This should not be limited to US accent).
    "Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even though they rarely stick to their plan." - Winston Churchill

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    I really like the accent of my friend from Montana, drives me crazy in a good way.

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    Scottish. It can be difficult to understand, depending on what part of the country the speaker is from. I did pretty well at understanding it when my husband and I visited Scotland a few years ago... surprising, considering it was my first trip overseas and he actually lived in Germany and England for several years.

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    Ooops should have read this thread before posting in Dan's...

    I love all accents but some that strike a particular fancy -- the old time Baltimore accent, Boston's, Southern US, Canadian, West Indies, and Indian.

    The one accent that is a bitting annoying is Long Island's -- especially when they add a "R" to the word IDEA.

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    British lower class slang

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    Canadian. It reminds me of home.

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    the Minnesotan/"U"per accent is great!

    If you have heard the author and playwright Kevin Kling speak, than you know what I mean.
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    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    The dead sexiest acent I can think of is from the Blue Ridge Mtn's of Virginia. Especailly if spoken by a sweet blonde southern belle. Its just like honey! And I melt like honey when I here it...
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    Originally posted by Chet
    British lower class slang
    That would be a "Cockney" accent, which is commonly associated with the East End of London.

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    German accents when accompanied by a cute blond German girl who can carry a pair of large liter beers, one for each of us!
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    British. Good Queen's English.

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    Another vote for Scottish. There's just something about the Scottish accent.

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    Originally posted by martini
    The dead sexiest acent I can think of is from the Blue Ridge Mtn's of Virginia. Especailly if spoken by a sweet blonde southern belle. Its just like honey! And I melt like honey when I here it...
    I agree, although I'm not sure things melt like honey - Schwing !!!

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    My favorite accent? Plain English.
    Most hated: Spanglish (actually some sort of sub-laguage)

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    Originally posted by SkeLeton
    My favorite accent? Plain English.
    Who speaks "Plain English"?

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    Originally posted by JNL
    Who speaks "Plain English"?
    Plain English, as in, an English anybody (that knows English) can understand. Ye olde britishe do note counte, nor do any heavy accents of the US. In other words: "International English"

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    Originally posted by Budgie
    I agree, although I'm not sure things melt like honey - Schwing !!!
    'melt' meaning that I very quickly loose any sense of person, and become willing to do anything for said beautiful blonde southern belle. I could fall victim to evil plots very easily this way...
    You're more boring than you know.

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    South African English is pretty cool.


    Sadly, I don't have a pseudo-witty comment for that.

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    Yo...

    Ebonics has always be mine fave accent yo....

    Its like from da ghetto, only diffrent, so belee dat da truth yo

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    Originally posted by steveanne
    South African English is pretty cool.
    I was just thinking that! Otherwise, I would have to say a three way tie for Cockney, Scottish and Irish.

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    I'd have to say the accent from the movie "Fargo", if thats Minnesotian or North Dakotian, regardless it has something to due with the scandavian influence in the area.
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    Male - South African (Sef'frican), Irish
    Female - Southern US/Tidewater (far eastern Virginia and North Carolina), Irish

    I have the hardest time understanding thick Asian Indian accents. (Sorry Indians.) I was on the phone with a woman, inquiring abotu a house for rent, and it literally sounded like "Beedee bee deetee bee biddy deebee dee teebee diddy dee tee beedee teebee tiddy deedee dee biddy diddy beedeetee beedee dee." I gave up after a few minutes of pretending to understand what the hell she was saying.
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    Originally posted by steveanne
    Sadly, I don't have a pseudo-witty comment for that.
    "Somebody hijacked my Beemer at a robot in Jo'burg. Would you like some biltong?"
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    South African English is pretty cool.
    Occasionally I work with a South African and her accent is very pleasing to the ear. Thanks for reminding me.

    Most hated: Spanglish (actually some sort of sub-laguage)
    I hate , I hate it! Some of my South American friends are furious at the lack of English skills amongst the local Mexican community. The local speak just turns into this slop of English and Mexican-Spanish -really nasty sounding stuff. It's not likely to change.

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    Originally posted by Chet
    British lower class slang
    So Chet, good one, you managed to get Budgie to say Cockney!
    LMAO

    Being truely from the Midwest, all accents are great!
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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