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During the NCAA tournament definitely noticed that we say tournament more like "turnament", friend was from philly and got in a big discussion how it should be said. He said it more like "tour", when I started listening some of the announcers said it each way.
I was just in Las Vegas and I was playing roulette at some casino (can't remember) and I mentioned I was from Michigan and a guy told me I had a Michigan accent. I told him nobody in my entire life has ever said I had an accent.
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What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
It probably should be "tour"nament since it's spelled that way. Still sounds funny.
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Fuck you i LOVE VERNORS
Why bother deciding? I'll take any or all, please.
You do and it's very distinct. I was teased when I first moved to Florida. Now it's gone. Nobody knows where I'm from. Funny. Clients 20 years ago picked up on it. Now never.
Keeping the sunshiners in check since 2000.
How does warm piss taste and how does it differ from cold piss?
Do people really say the "I" in highways? I feel like we do it more than other parts of the country, but i think they are generally referred to as 96, 75, 94, 696 (unless you're talking to someone not from the area).
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Then you would be very wrong. LOL
It has a very distinct accent. "Lannnsing"
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"I think the world is run by C students"
Is your sister Sarah Palin? j/k
Having been away a few years, maybe my accent has also gone away. Also, I remember saying 'pop' a few years ago and getting very strange looks. Had to expunge that one from my lexicon.
Everybody has an accent
There was a study many years ago that said the most accent neutral part of the US was northern ohio and Southern Michigan. That's what Broadcasters strive for
Take a linguistics or phoenetics coarse. "General American" (non accent) is spoken in Nebraska, Kansas etc., not in any part of Michigan or Ohio.
Wow, it's like a personality disorder.
perhaps now with the magnetic poles shifting, but it used to be lower Michigan, upper Ohio. "Non-Dooshy Sound" they call it.
Just reading through...
I live in Brooklyn, and I can tell the difference between accents in the boroughs. Manhattan people sound different from Brooklyn, who sound different from Bronx, who sound different than those from Queens and then from those on Staten Island. And going even further yet still experiencing it everyday... there's those from Long Island, and then those from New Jersey.
It's taken awhile, but I can usually figure them out. And that's not even counting all of the foreign accents.
Off-topic, passing thought, back to those odd accents from Michigan (that sound pretty close to Joe Pesci's character in Casino, Chicagoan).
Have you ever lived in California? In southern Cal, it's "The 5." In northern Cal, it's "I-5." I always thought that was interesting.
Never lived there but my sister lives in SoCal and I've visited NorCal a couple times. Everyone I've ever talked to from there called it "The 5." Of course we may not have ever talked about the highway in NorCal.
I just thought it was strange in regards to Michigan. I can't remember the last time I heard someone say "I" before an interstate number. We certainly do it for US highways and M highways though, but I've always just assumed that to be a way to differentiate. Such as US-10 vs. M-10 (The Lodge).
I grew up in central Ohio and have also lived in the southeast U.S. When I moved to E.L. I could definitely hear an accent in some people. I know some people from metro Detroit that have a distinct accent to me, and then there is the "up north" accent.
Oddly though, I don't hear a Michigan accent in most people here, but a lot of people ask me where I am from. I have been here long enough that I can hear the Ohio accent when I go back. Things like "uh-HIGH-uh State" or "Pittsburgh Stillers"
My God, that's hilarious. "I gotta tell ya," fer sure. Nasal, and he talks in the back of his throat.
I never sounded like that.
What's a "jaahb"?
Thank you, Denicos.
I'm from Illinois and have never noticed anything unique about the way that people from Michigan talk, but maybe it's just me.
Yeah, this is the most accurate sentence in this thread.
I grew up in SW Michigan, Niles and Edwardsburg to be exact. When I went to MSU I noticed a slight difference in people from the Detroit area. Some (but not all) seemed to sound more nasal than I was used to. Mid-Michiganders sounded pretty normal to me Also, the Detroiters seemed to have caught that northern cities vowel shift more than where I was from. It's quite variable within the state.
I had a yooper friend who didn't sound at all like a yooper until certain words came up. Also, dated a girl from up near the Manistee area that sounded like she was from Wisconsin at times.
People that say "warsh" and "begal" (instead of bagel) annoy the shit out of me though.
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