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#1 dallas27

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 04:38 PM

My cousin told me we did a few months ago it had something to do with the vowels and how we pronounce them but I shrugged it off and said "we do not have an accent." I know the yoopers have one but I couldn't believe that the lower peninsula had one.

Buuuuut, I was watching Seinfeld yesterday and heard Kramer pronounce Hockey and I sat there thinking to myself "what in the hell did he just say, he butchered the shiz out of that."

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Edited by dallas27, 31 January 2006 - 04:52 PM.



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Posted 31 January 2006 - 04:41 PM

ya alot of people say that especially people from the west coast. trust me i have had westcoastwingsfan say on several occasions that I had a funny/ cute accent.

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 04:43 PM

Dont most people from the east coast say people like us from Michigan talk slowly?
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#4 dallas27

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 04:43 PM

I went to the michigear website that they guy created....one of em says Stuff fer the cahrr....so i said it...we really do put an h in our pronounciation of car....crrraazy


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Posted 31 January 2006 - 04:46 PM

I dunno i have always been a fast talker!

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 04:52 PM

He says we talk fast on that webpage so I dunno


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Posted 31 January 2006 - 04:54 PM

yep.. im a fast talker and typer laugh.gif

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 04:58 PM

I live in Texas now. Believe me, us Michiganders have an accent.

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 04:59 PM

LOL and i always thought it was everyone else laugh.gif tongue.gif

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 05:00 PM

haha so much of this stuff is true.

one thing that annoys me is when people from outside of Michigan say their O's and A's like their supposed to be said i guess.

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#11 dallas27

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 05:00 PM

QUOTE (shanny14 @ January 31, 2006 - 05:59PM)
LOL and i always thought it was everyone else laugh.gif tongue.gif

Which was my reasoning for why we don't have an accent hah


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Posted 31 January 2006 - 05:02 PM

Thats what i THOUGHT!

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 05:02 PM

QUOTE (ARice89 @ January 31, 2006 - 06:00PM)
haha so much of this stuff is true.

one thing that annoys me is when people from outside of Michigan say their O's and A's like their supposed to be said i guess.

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Thats how Kramer said it!!! It did annoy the crap out of me as well

Edited by dallas27, 31 January 2006 - 05:04 PM.



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Posted 31 January 2006 - 05:02 PM

Take it from a Canadian with cousins in Michigan, you guys have a noticeable accent. Some Michiganders have more of an accent than others, though.

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 05:03 PM

and i thought it was canadians with the accent!

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 05:04 PM

We also say Melk not Milk and Pellow not Pillow. tongue.gif

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#17 dallas27

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 05:12 PM

"Detroit is one of the few places I know where rush hour traffic, all going 85 mph, can blast past a Michigan State Trooper with his radar on, and not get pulled over. Why? He's looking for those guys doing 100."

HAHA, I missed that part, it's so true.


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Posted 31 January 2006 - 05:20 PM

QUOTE (shanny14 @ January 31, 2006 - 06:03PM)
and i thought it was canadians with the accent!

Canadians living in Southern Ontario get so much American television that they barely have the stereo-typical Canadian "hoser accent". Or at least I don't notice it, anyway.

In addition to the ones in Michigan, I also have cousins down south. Man I wish I had a Southern accent. biggrin.gif

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 06:13 PM

I was surprised, but yes, we do. I even had a woman in California ask me if I was from Michigan. I asked her if it was tatooed on my forehead, but no, she could tell by my accent. And Lowpers talk faster than Yoopers.
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Posted 31 January 2006 - 06:35 PM

OMG Michiganders have a HUGE accent!!!!

I'm in MI about 4 times a week... I hear it ALOT!

DOL AAAIR instead of dollar

pap instead of pop

OMG... you soooo have an accent...

it's kinda like a twangy thing

but apparantly I do too because when I go to Subway the workers always say "are you from Canada"??
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