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Theeer's noa michagiin eeeacssent!
If somebody were to ask me what kind've coke I want I'd say the white shit.
I was looking through the accent guide and I feel like the guide is more based on "outdoors guy" speak. I mean, certain people I know say some of these things but they are mostly the huntin' and fishin' type.
I'm from Lansing and maybe us city folks talk differnt. I definitely noticed a difference from where I grew up in Lansing to where I live now, a small town that has a lot more rural areas. Like my friends from Lansing say "Toor" and some people from where I live now say "Terr", but again it's more like the people who call themselves "country boy/girl" despite...living in Michigan.
Because it's wrong. We say melk, not malk.
Yes to this.
Although I still lol'd at the "city folk" comment when referring to Lansing.
Yeah it was tongue in cheek but Lansing is way more of a city than the area I live in now (which is 20 minutes away from Lansing).
For sure. I grew up in south Lansing and moved to Port Huron for a year, so I definitely know what you mean. If you live in an even smaller town than PH I'm sure the differences are even more noticeable.
This post was edited by xsanguine 16 months ago
I've always had people from other areas of the country say that Mid westerners pronounce all the vowels in a word and that sounds strange to them.
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I apparently sound Canadian to these NYers..
Some people say that Michiganders sound Canadian. Others say Michiganders sound like they're from the movie Fargo. Both categorizations are exaggerated. Yeah, the Michigan accent has some elements of both, but it is FAR more subtle. Except for the Yoopers, of course, that's pure Canadian.
People who think that there is no Michigan accent, or that Michigan is the most neutral dialect, have likely not spent a whole lot of time in other parts of the country.
But Michigan isn't part of the midwest. Mid Michgan inhabitants have a definite accent. very nasal. Just watch a Terry Hanks Sundance Chevrolet commercial. See if you can spot it.
This post was edited by rob 16 months ago
"I think the world is run by C students"
Ever seen that movie with Al Pacino when he plays Jack Kevorkian, "You Don't Know Jack"? He takes on a very noticeable accent. I suppose that is most typical representation as it appears to most people.
I dunno, I haven't been back in a few years so I don't hear much Michigander
i seent it.
I sawr it, too.
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