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#21 olebdub

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 06:36 PM

I have noticed that there is a slight accent in those that live in the northern pennisula. Of course everyone knows about the yopper accent, but if you go around Traverse City, Petsokey, Cadillac, Gaylord, etc. you might notice the way we enunciate our R's. I moved up here about 7 years ago and I didn't really notice it until my brother from Mt. Clemens mentioned it.

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 06:37 PM

QUOTE (J-Swift @ January 31, 2006 - 07:20PM)
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.


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All of Canada primarily watches American television. Ontario is just very neutral when it comes to the Canadian accent. You'll notice an accent from people out West (BC, AB) or out east in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick..etc etc

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 06:43 PM

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You mean instead of dawllar?

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 06:51 PM

Hahaha, yep they always say us Michiganders have an accent, and like Amanda I thought it was everyone else, not us.
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Posted 31 January 2006 - 06:51 PM

Number one, anyone who speaks has an accent. Areas of people will have their own kind of speech, and when you compare it to another area it's an accent.


Michigan basically has a "midwest" way of speech, which is the speech you hear most newscasters, etc. aspire to. Of course there are variations in Michigan and within different parts of Michigan from the rest of the midwest.


I get mocked over how I pronounce "-eg" and "-ag" endings all the time. The other week I gave a spelling test and I confused the kids because I said "ay-gg" for the word "egg". Apparently I'm supposed to say "eh-gg". And they let me know it too. smile.gif

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 06:52 PM

I don't notice anything when I hear myself talk, or my family or any others I've known my whole life. but I believe we have an accent. Its really funny when you hear natives from the UP talk though. They have a distinct accent.

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 06:57 PM

And I thought everybody said "you guys"? Guess I still have some Michigan in me. laugh.gif

I stopped saying "pop" and "tempachur" a long time ago. That 's thing is long gone, too, except for this one place up here I sometimes call "Allegro's." I don't know why - it seems the only place I say that.

This one isn't listed, so I wonder if it's a Michigan thing: Anybody else say "mahlth" (mouth) and "sahlth" (south)? It took me a long time to get rid of that "L" and I still say it ever-so-slightly sometimes. I just wrote to him about it. cool.gif

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 06:59 PM

On another note, when my family first moved to California, my mom asked someone where she could find the nearest Secretary of State. Needless to say, the first reaction she got was huh.gif

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 07:11 PM

Yes michiganders have an accent. Infact thats what pisses me off so much when you guys call a soda a pop. Its not the word pop as much as the way you say it.

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 07:13 PM

QUOTE (J-Swift @ January 31, 2006 - 06:20PM)
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

i can get one just give me two weeks in georgia or tennesee where my moms family is from.. im so glad i was born here... lol i sound funny with one.

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 07:15 PM

QUOTE (hockeycrazy3033 @ January 31, 2006 - 07:51PM)
Hahaha, yep they always say us Michiganders have an accent, and like Amanda I thought it was everyone else, not us.

LOL reem, im glad someone thought the same thing laugh.gif glad im not all alone on this one. it takes a whole thread of LGW people to tell me that i have an accent when i thought i sounded perfectly normal.

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 07:17 PM

QUOTE (Swimming with the Sharks @ January 31, 2006 - 07:59PM)
On another note, when my family first moved to California, my mom asked someone where she could find the nearest Secretary of State. Needless to say, the first reaction she got was huh.gif

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 07:21 PM

QUOTE (wings1936 @ January 31, 2006 - 08:11PM)
Yes michiganders have an accent. Infact thats what pisses me off so much when you guys call a soda a pop. Its not the word pop as much as the way you say it.

HATE TO BREAK IT TO YOU BUT IT IS POP , wings1936, thats just the way that it is.

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 07:35 PM

QUOTE (MSUDoubleJ19 @ January 31, 2006 - 07:51PM)
I get mocked over how I pronounce "-eg" and "-ag" endings all the time. The other week I gave a spelling test and I confused the kids because I said "ay-gg" for the word "egg". Apparently I'm supposed to say "eh-gg". And they let me know it too. smile.gif


Aaaaah the famous eh-gg vs ay-gg debate! Im on the "eh-gg" side myself. I always get on my dad for that one. Its like ill catch him saying "ay-gg" and pronouncing leg "lay-g" but then 10 seconds later pronouncing peg "peh-g"! Like whats the friggin difference there?!! Im always waiting for a moment like that to jump on his ass.

Then we have my mom who also grew up in the same area as us (Detroit) but has an accent of her own. She says "ottomobile" for automobile..another one that pisses me off. Or "ColorAdo"..pronouncing the a in the "rado" part like it is in the word "rad" or "rat". Its "RAH-do" damnit! All from the D
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Posted 31 January 2006 - 07:47 PM

QUOTE (shanny14 @ January 31, 2006 - 08:21PM)
HATE TO BREAK IT TO YOU BUT IT IS POP , wings1936, thats just the way that it is.

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 07:57 PM

I've been living in Virginia for five and a half years now. Mixture of South and East Coast. Used to always say "you guys" and "pop" but now I'm about half and half....I keep catching myself saying "soda" and my dad really gave me a hard time for it last time I visited. really gotta work myself back into my native speech.
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Posted 31 January 2006 - 08:22 PM

It's POP ! Soda is something you mix with Scotch.

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 08:26 PM

Lol, I've always called it pop too. My ex called it soda though so once in a while I'll say soda since he said it all the time. I pick up accents really easy though. If I lived in Tennesee or something I'd start talking like them in about a week. laugh.gif

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 09:27 PM

QUOTE (dallas27 @ January 31, 2006 - 08:47PM)
Preach on!!

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 10:14 PM

Its pop. I was out east one time and asked for a pop. My friend I was with gave me a weird look. After I clarified I just wanted a Coke, he said he thought I wanted some pot.

And last week I had to explain to a group of southerners (two from TX, one from TN) how its not "y'all" its "you guys."

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