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Along with the most gender neutral sexual tendencies....
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Yeah, my cousin always said melk, nekid and cousint.
Thank you, Denicos.
The most neutral accent I've ever heard is from Northern California or the greater Denver area.
The Midwest sounds like the lady from Fargo. I remember I had a teacher who went to "ELL-BE-YON" (Albion) College.
I moved from Michigan to Indy back in late 80's for work. I was told by locals that I had a DEETROIT accent. Made me laugh. Moved to middle Tennessee and have never been told that. Some people in Indy had as much of a southern accent than here.
It's because of the amount of diary, beer, mold, cold weather and humidity (and smoking for some). Almost every one in the midwest is fighting sinusitis their whole lives.
Now we're just arguing semantics...
Dude, you just blew my mind.
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Cool guide I stumbled across a few years ago that goes into a lot of depth about the Michigan accent. First time I saw it it totally pulled me in and I spent about an hour on the sight. it poins out a lot of idiosyncrasies that I never noticed until seeing them in print.
Another topic... I spent some time in St. Louis and people from Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri were appalled that in Michigan we consider ourselves as being from the Midwest.
They understood that we're often lumped in by the New York and LA media who have no idea about American geography, but to hear an actually person from Michigan say he was from the midwest or a midwesterner. They were appalled. I was told that I was from the North or the Northeast.
ok so seriously, besides toe-st, how else can you say it? emphasizing the 'a' would be toe-ass-t or maybe even twaa-st
Your given pronunciation sounds very Brooklyn when I say it outloud.
Toe'est. I drink cah-fee with my toe'est.
Cool site, but his pronunciations sound more like ebonics haha
I think he just means it's a long vowel sound, almost like it's a two-syllable word. It's pretty common for the Michigan accent. You hear it with a lot of other words like "bag" and is usually emphasized when making fun of "Minnesooota" accents.
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Never even thought that there was a "Michigan" accent until a waitress in W. Va. said to the family, "Y'all not from 'round here. Y'all got an accent".
Yeah, this coming from someone who pronounced iced tea as "osst tay".
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I generally consider St. Louis as sort of the SW corner of the midwest. Everything west of there is plains country, and south is the South.
Confused by folks here who think we Michiganders speak in a neutral, General American accent. Listen to this youtube video from our Governer, Rick Snyder. How do you explain this strong accent? And if you do not hear this accent, consider the possibility that it's because you speak the same way.
That said, there is no "Michigan accent." There is an Inland North accent whose defining feature is the Northern Cities Vowel shift. We express this vowel shift. But so too does every major city on the Great Lakes. Hell, even western New York state shares this accent. (Listen to Rochester native Robert Forster in Jackie Brown; he sounds like he could be from Detroit).
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So is it supposed to be 'dough'?
I don't hate it...I'm surrounded by people that I care about...I love it here in San Diego and Orange County.
However, the state is home to proven and well recognized dooshville (the bay area) and gangland (LA)...locations that are far enough away.
No it's supposed to be "Dow." It takes him about a full second to get it out.
I'll blame that one on nature.
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I never heard the Michigan accent until I came to MSU and was around a lot of people from Metro Detroit, and I'm from Reed City. The accent isn't any less where I'm from, but I think the Metro Detroit people have the most obvious accent in the lower peninsula.
I've lived in 5 different states since graduation. I didn't hear that I had an accent in New York. Didn't hear it in Chicago either. But once I went West where the vowel system is so obviously different than my own vowel system, only then did I hear my own accent.
The vowel shift going on in California is crazy. Listen to Blake Lively. I mean, really listen to her. I know it's tough, because the natural tendency when watching a Blake Lively video is to stare at her tits. But fight through that and listen to how she pronounces the letter O. And then listen to the rest of her vowels. Does she not sound like her jaw is broken?
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