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Post by mhreynolds on 10/27/2011, 7:30 pm

This is a video of the native accent of mid northern PA (Scranton) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sMI2jb16eo

from where I'm from we have something called a poolie accent which is just gibberish and mumbles

we also say water as werter, banana's as naners, potatoes as tatders. and the Susquehanna River is simply know as the River

Towanda (tow-one-da) or (ton-da)
Wyalusing (why-a-losing)


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Re: Native Accents

Post by BroadStreetBully on 10/27/2011, 9:08 pm

Mines called "The North-Atlantic Dialect" or something along those lines, but it's an Outer-Philadelphian one.

You guys = Yous guys (Pronunciation)
Water = Wudder (Pronunciation)
Beach = Shore (Synonym)
Hollow = Holla (Pronunciation)
Towel = Tail (Pronunciation)
And many people pronounce Eagle as Iggle, although I don't.

If you listen to movies like Rocky it is very noticable.





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Re: Native Accents

Post by Thomassiemons on 10/28/2011, 1:12 am

haha its hard to follow

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Re: Native Accents

Post by mhreynolds on 10/28/2011, 3:27 am

yeah philly accents are noticeable P face
kinda like what we have up here but with a Jarsy twist P face

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Re: Native Accents

Post by ChaosTheoryJRH on 10/28/2011, 5:04 am

Well most people around here have the typical southern accent.

Over there=Ova Yonder.
I guess so=Well I reckun so
Water=whuter
Yell=Holler
Southern= SuhVirn
Girlfriend=Cousin

You know, stereotypical stuff......:/

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Re: Native Accents

Post by InvertPanda on 10/28/2011, 6:24 am

^^ Lol'd at girlfriend = cousin.

But as far as where I'm from and accents, christ it's just about a whole different language rather than an accent. I'll update/make another post later on today, no time before I head off to school for it now.

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Re: Native Accents

Post by ExtraSauce on 10/28/2011, 11:01 am

Ha. I think the funniest one is when people from here try to speak english. I'm the best example.

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Post by InvertPanda on 10/28/2011, 4:28 pm

I pretty much fall under the stereotypical Canadian when it comes to speaking, I occasionally slip out an aboot or hoose, but hey, shit happens.

So with regards to my post up yonder, here's what wikipedia came up with for Newfoundland dialect, or what we call Newfinese.



  • Eh b'y: To agree with what someone is saying.
  • Where ya to?: Where are you?
  • Stay where you're to/at Oi'll come where ya're at/to.: "Wait there for me."
  • Get on the go: "Let's go" (also, a common euphemism for partying, on the go by itself can also refer to a relationship- similar to a dating stage, but more hazy.)
  • You knows yourself: Responding to statement in agreement.
  • Yes b'y: Expression of awe or disbelief. Also commonly used sarcastically to mean "yeah right".
  • Whadda ya't b'y? : "What are you doing?"
  • Wah?: A general expression meaning, "what?" The length of the vowel sound varies.
  • Luh!: this is used to draw attention to something or someone, often by pointing. It is a variant of "Lo!" or "Look!"
  • G'wan b'y!: meaning, "No, really?" or "Are you joking?"
  • Hows you gettin' on ol' cocky?" : "How are you today?"
  • Me Son : "My Son" or "My Friend"
  • Me ol' cock: meaning, "buddy" or "pal" : "Whacha got, me ol' cock?"
  • You're some crooked : "You are grouchy"
  • Mudder : "mother"
  • Contrary : Difficult to get along with. Not to be confused with "contrary to popular belief."
  • Puttin'in: Referring to young women, from "putting in"
  • Oh me nerves: To be agitated or annoyed by something or someone
  • Scopie: A nickname of a bottom feeding fish often found around coves
  • Rimmed/Warped: To be deformed or distorted in a unusable
    fashion. Often used to describe someone who is seen upon as weird or an
    outcast (i.e.: She's rimmed, b'y).
  • Right: A synonym for "very" (i.e.: "She's right pretty.")
  • Gets on/Getting on: used to refer to how a person or group behaves (i.e. "You knows how da b'ys gets on" / "How's she getting on?")
  • On the go: To have something processing ("I've got an application on the go") or be in a relationship ("I've got a girl on the go")
Surprisingly enough, Wikipedia is right on that one. But, more native even still, in the town I live in we often come up with some of our own shit to describe things, like:

Razz - Basically to get from point A to B. Like, go out for a razz would mean go for a drive, walk, etc.
Got 'er scald - You're well off, doing good.
Y'at - Even shorter for whatta ya at, or what's up.

We have a bunch more of these ridiculous ass expressions, but I'm gonna cut it there cause I know half of you will see the wall of text and just go off from it.

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Re: Native Accents

Post by mhreynolds on 10/28/2011, 5:12 pm

still waiting for you to say eh after a(every) phrase/sentence P face

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Re: Native Accents

Post by lauminer on 10/30/2011, 2:59 am

I dont any error in the english languages other than spelling fails

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Re: Native Accents

Post by lordgonk on 10/30/2011, 2:37 pm

I just know where I live, we eat hoagies from Wawa and drink soda and call water wader. We also have Tasty Cakes. I am from the suburbs of Philadelphia.

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Re: Native Accents

Post by scottdogs on 10/30/2011, 3:13 pm

Do Arizonans have accents? I wanna know so bad, i dont have a southern accent or anything.

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Re: Native Accents

Post by BroadStreetBully on 10/30/2011, 3:58 pm

scottdogs wrote:Do Arizonans have accents? I wanna know so bad, i dont have a southern accent or anything.
Everyone has an accent, and pronounces at least something different.

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Re: Native Accents

Post by mhreynolds on 12/17/2012, 9:24 pm

Thought I'd bring this super old thread back, since we have lots of newer players.

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Re: Native Accents

Post by Paxination on 12/17/2012, 10:05 pm

Dude....I love your accent. And the sound of your voice.....OMG....I swear its friggin wicked....I love it!

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Re: Native Accents

Post by Krazo on 12/19/2012, 3:49 am

Here in the netherlands you also have those different accents.

Example:

Wat ben je nou aan het doen? < Normal Dutch: What are you doing now?

Wa doedde nou dan? < Brabants: "Farmer" accent.

There are so much more examples but it is still early in the morning.

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Post by ExtraSauce on 12/19/2012, 5:46 am

Paxination wrote:Dude....I love your accent. And the sound of your voice.....OMG....I swear its friggin wicked....I love it!

It's because Matt is a 40 year old guy who lives in the mountains

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