• Announcements

    • Kelly

      AVENues Holiday Special Edition is now live   08/17/17

      The new edition of AVENues is done!   See:        
    • Heart

      Help fund AVEN's servers!   11/06/17

      AVEN is doing its annual fundraiser to raise donations for server costs! See http://www.asexuality.org/en/topic/163251-aven-server-fundraiser/ for more details.  
    • Kelly

      Join the team. Moderators and Project Team Member needed: Voting   01/04/18

      Voting has started. See:   http://www.asexuality.org/en/topic/166163-new-moderator-member-needed-announcements-and-tea-and-sympathy-moderator-voting/   http://www.asexuality.org/en/topic/166162-new-moderator-member-needed-just-for-fun-aven-arcade-and-alternative-language-forum-moderator-voting/   http://www.asexuality.org/en/topic/166161-new-project-team-member-needed-answering-team-and-wiki-coordinator-voting/  
Graceful

Southern accents!

Southern accents!  

47 members have voted

This poll is closed to new votes
  1. 1. Do you find American Southern accents appealing?

    • Yes
      29
    • No
      30
    • Neither appealing nor unappealing
      43
    • Undecided
      10
  2. 2. More or less so than other American accents?

    • More
      13
    • Less
      36
    • 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)
      73
    • Other
      12
  4. 4. Where are you from?

    • United States
      78
    • 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


Recommended Posts

Graceful

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?

TELL ME THINGS

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Splatacus

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Graceful

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.

971d2e32d33303d354deea3c069e99ea.jpg

You're not a girl from Mississippi?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Starry Sky

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Splatacus

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.

971d2e32d33303d354deea3c069e99ea.jpg

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:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Graceful

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chrysocolla Dawn

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
verily-forsooth-egads

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AliceAbernathy

I like posh southern accents.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wonderment

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Baam

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rising Sun

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
God.

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ace-TheTimelordsCompanion

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Graceful

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?)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AliceAbernathy

I like posh southern accents.

(There are posh southern accents?)

Like this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Salted Karamel

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
deltaX

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 :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sleepy Skeleton

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Skycaptain

Neutral

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
anzu2snow

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rynn

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

Country music is also the bane of my existence.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Confusion 0

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Graceful

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Confusion 0

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Graceful

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ChillaKilla

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...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Flower Boy

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CBC

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jenna Nicole

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.