Lunch Chat 2: Accents Posted on April 8, 2009 by Aimee 24shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest EmailI *really* need to figure out how to hold the camera properly. 0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email You May Also Like Uncategorized So proud of us. September 5, 2006 Uncategorized Movie Roundup 2/17/08 February 17, 2008 Family One plan that didn’t go awry… January 6, 2007 This article has 24 comments SP April 8, 2009 Umm, it says it’s private. I want to see. 🙁 Aimee Greeblemonkey April 8, 2009 OOPS! SP, fixed now! Thanks! James April 8, 2009 It’s not private anymore. Ya’ll take a gander. It’s a good’n. Neil April 8, 2009 Sorry, but you still have a little bit of the Maryland accent in you. You are never going to lose it! Wait until you hear my New York accent. I sound like a character from a 1940’s movie. Aimee Greeblemonkey April 8, 2009 NOOOOOO NEIL NOOOOOOOOOO! SP April 8, 2009 I love this. But you need longer arms. I feel like I’m chewing on your nose. And the midwest accent is a battle I fight every day. Must. Not. No. Aimee Greeblemonkey April 8, 2009 Karen, it’s DEF more pronounced in Balmer. zipper April 8, 2009 that was hilarious. Anonymous April 9, 2009 ha! I am so loving this idea. Keep it up – m Mayberry April 9, 2009 Like CP I basically have the non-accent, but now that I live in Wisconsin I can turn on the upper Midwestern craziness if I need to (think “Fargo”). Meghann April 9, 2009 I’ve been told I don’t have an accent either. Born in Missouri, but raised in Houston. Houston is such a huge melting pot, that I think it keeps people who grow up there from getting one at all. When I think about it, none of my friends who grew up there have one either. However, I DO say “y’all”. I think that’s something that once you start saying it, you can’t stop. p.s.-yes, in Texas they dream of being their own country anyways, so it’s all good. 😉 p.p.s.-one accent that gets me is Utah. My husband’s family is from there, and he has some of it too. I tease him incessantly, especially when he says the word crayon. He says “cran”. Where’s the rest of the word?!?!?! meg manion silliker April 8, 2009 i’m from connecticut originally and we don’t have an accent!! (:P ) i’ve been in boston for 27 years and have managed to avoid the pahk yah cah in hahvard yahd……wicked pissa. i honestly love the nyc accent and the long island accent. fabulousness!! MamaKaren April 8, 2009 Y’know, I’ve live in MD all my life (and my parents both grew up in MD), and the “Maryland accent” everyone talks about is something I never heard until I moved to Baltimore. I’m just saying… I pick up everyone else’s accents. I had a Texan roomate in college, and it took me a year to stop “fixin’ to…” all the time. And the Canadian broadcasters I listen to all through hockey season are probably the ones who make me “sooory” about so many things. Janey April 9, 2009 I don’t have an accent. And I didn’t hear one in your video either, not sure what Neil is talking about. 😉 The Casual Perfectionist April 8, 2009 Aimee, one of my college roommates spent her formative years in Maryland, and that’s her primary accent. I can recognize it anywhere! My accent is actually a non-accent. I’m from the “Midland” part of the “Midwest.” That accent is the one they use to train newscasters. I can easily replicate the typical Minnesota or Missouri (or even Wisconsin) accent, but most everyone agrees that I don’t really have an accent. (Of course, to someone who has a strong one, I sound “weird.”) HA! Alison April 8, 2009 I’m from Pittsburgh, but I don’t sound like I’m from there (thank God, although I’d love to be able to speak Yinzer like the best of them). Now that I’m in Kentucky, I put on a drawl sometimes, but only with my husband. amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay April 8, 2009 darling. Loving this.I have no accent really bc I made sure of it. My mother is from WV- nuff said. But- after living with a Brit for over a decade—-I can easily slip into my posh Brit accent. My kids for sure sounds British from time to time! lol. zenrain April 9, 2009 gawd, i’m so gla’ad i don’t have that suthern accent anymower!! at least i don’t thank i do… 😉 Anonymous April 9, 2009 My accent is really strong upper midwest. Naomi April 9, 2009 I’m one of those midwest girls too (NOT a Fargo type) but the kind where people say I have no accent. My husband is from the south (Geoooorgia) so our kids have a weird slow drawl. We’re looking forward to seeing what happens when we move to India and add that lilt to our existing accents! Loved the Lunch Chat today, Aimee! How about a topic of discussion revolving around the topic of relationships … friendships ? How to keep them strong and thriving? Ashleigh April 9, 2009 You have an accent? ;P Anonymous April 10, 2009 lol . . . it’s interesting to think about accents, but also the words we use to describe them a “posh” british accent or a southern drawl. or twang. nothing is worse than texas toddler, i’ve heard. Sarah Bellum April 12, 2009 you= fucking adorable katherinecenter June 11, 2009 Texas is a state of mind! That said, it’s also, like, a hybrid between the South and the West. Cow skulls and bibles, baby. And I LOVE that crazy Maryland accent. Those Os! I can’t get over how awesome they sound. I wish I could DO that accent. But all I can do is Texan. Which is NOT the same thing as Southern–and I’m talking to you, Julia Roberts! LOVING Lunch Chat!! Actually, wait–I just remembered I can do the NY accent: “Oh My Gwod! I spilled hwot chwocolate on the dwog!” Comments are now closed.