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Southern accents!

Southern accents!   46 members have voted

  1. 1. Do you find American Southern accents appealing?

    • Yes
      29
    • No
      29
    • Neither appealing nor unappealing
      43
    • Undecided
      10
  2. 2. More or less so than other American accents?

    • More
      13
    • Less
      35
    • The same
      36
    • Undecided
      27
  3. 3. Are you male?

    • Yes (regardless of gender assigned at birth)
      27
    • No (regardless of gender assigned at birth)
      72
    • Other
      12
  4. 4. Where are you from?

    • United States
      77
    • North America but not the US
      6
    • South America
      0
    • Europe
      20
    • Asia
      2
    • Africa
      0
    • Prefer not to say
      5
    • Australia
      0
    • Other
      1

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After some conversation, it has come to my attention that not only can I do a decent Southern accent, but that Southern accents are appealing to non-American men. Is this true? Do you identify as male? Where are you from?

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Edit: I'm dumb and had to fix the last question. Prefer not to say is effectively erroneous now.

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I like most of the American accents that I've heard, though honestly a lot of them sound pretty similar to me. I can tell the difference between Northern and Southern though, and would say that I personally prefer Northern, but there's nothing wrong with Southern.

< See here for details of gender and location. I'm not in Mississippi.

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I like most of the American accents that I've heard, though honestly a lot of them sound pretty similar to me. I can tell the difference between Northern and Southern though, and would say that I personally prefer Northern, but there's nothing wrong with Southern.

< See here for details of gender and location. I'm not in Mississippi.

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You're not a girl from Mississippi?

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I've been living in Southern US for 4.5 years and I find southern accents to be increasingly annoying. I cannot stand them. I don't know why. It's just an accent but it's a really bothersome accent to me.

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I like most of the American accents that I've heard, though honestly a lot of them sound pretty similar to me. I can tell the difference between Northern and Southern though, and would say that I personally prefer Northern, but there's nothing wrong with Southern.

< See here for details of gender and location. I'm not in Mississippi.

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You're not a girl from Mississippi?

I'm actually a Mississippi girl, disguised as a penguing, disguised as an Oxford boy. Don't tell anyone though! :ph34r:

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I've been living in Southern US for 4.5 years and I find southern accents to be increasingly annoying. I cannot stand them. I don't know why. It's just an accent but it's a really bothersome accent to me.

I not-so-secretly find them a bit grating.

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X3 Awh, I think southern accents are adorable, they remind me of home.

I'm in the complete opposite to the south for work right now, but I work with a big old Texan who tells the funniest stories.

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Midwestern estadounidense here.

I haven't really been exposed to them enough in normal contexts to have an opinion. I'd say I find them less appealing than a newscaster accent, but I know it's just because of the stereotypes I've been exposed to. There's a good chance I'll wind up living there in the future, too, so I try to keep an open mind.

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I like posh southern accents.

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I'm from New Zealand, I don't really think much about USA Southern accents

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You forgot to include Oceania. ): You should assume anyone under the 'prefer not to say' is probably in somewhere like Australia or New Zealand.

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As someone who isn't a native English speaker, southern accents are more mysterious, if not unintelligible. Like hieroglyphs as a spoken language.

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I don’t mind either of them. But Southern accents is less when I think hard about it, but I don't mind it.

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They are okay, I find them to be slightly easier to fake than other american accents.
I had to put prefer not to say on location, maybe an 'other' choice would be more accurate, for those of us who walk around on our heads XD

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You forgot to include Oceania. ): You should assume anyone under the 'prefer not to say' is probably in somewhere like Australia or New Zealand.

WHOOPS. I was super tired when I made this... Sorry!!! I fixed it.

I like posh southern accents.

(There are posh southern accents?)

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I like posh southern accents.

(There are posh southern accents?)

Like this.

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I have always found American South accents to be the most annoying accents in the world, even since I was a child. I'm from the Northeast US.

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I'm from the northeastern US, and I think that Southern accents are nice. I really like accents though, so as long as someone talks in a way that is different from how I talk, I'll probably enjoy their accent :)

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I can't stand them. When I hear them on TV, I mock them. They just sound so ridiculous to me, even though I know they can't help it. I'm so glad southern accents don't really exist in Florida, despite it technically being in the South.

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Neutral

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I was born in the South. Had an extremely thick drawl, even though I was almost 6 when I moved to the Northwest. I thought everyone had an accent up here. Everyone, including my teachers (at the beginning), made fun of me. I tried really hard to change it and conform my accent to theirs. I still sometimes have some of that accent slip out. Especially when I'm tired. I sound a bit odd anyways, because I live very close to the Canadian border, most family members have New York or New Jersey accents, some of them have Yiddish accents on top of the area they're from, and I pick up on these. It's become somewhat of a mix now. Southern accents remind me of home, even though I wasn't there for long. Northeastern accents remind me of family. Canadian accents feel comfortable and soft, I guess. I don't think any accent is better or worse. They're all interesting to me.

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I'm from the south and I absolutely detest southern accents :p

Country music is also the bane of my existence.

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I have a southern accent... a southern English accent. I forgot that everyone on the internet seems to default to thinking everyone is American...

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I have a southern accent... a southern English accent. I forgot that everyone on the internet seems to default to thinking everyone is American...

That's why I specified American southern in the poll :P

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I have a southern accent... a southern English accent. I forgot that everyone on the internet seems to default to thinking everyone is American...

That's why I specified American southern in the poll :P

... But not in the topic title. :P

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I have a southern accent... a southern English accent. I forgot that everyone on the internet seems to default to thinking everyone is American...

That's why I specified American southern in the poll :P

... But not in the topic title. :P

True that

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I have a fairly neutral West-coast sort of accent even though I've lived in the South my whole life. Although I do use "y'all" a lot more than most people I know...

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I'm a southern guy with a southern accent so I don't find them appealing nor unappealing as I hardly notice them. :lol:

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I'm not a guy, but anyway.

I'm from Canada and I'll admit I don't like Southern accents too much. Definitely less than other American accents. Especially if they're really strong. Mild ones aren't too bad... they can be kind of soft and melodic or something. But overall, nah, not a huge fan.

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I'm a chick, not a dude. So.

I don't generally like the Southern accent, unless it's really mild... like from the Virginia or Kentucky areas.

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