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How to tag a New Englander [Apr. 8th, 2008|08:30 am]
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Sure, y'all think you can make us say "park the car in harvard yard" and that'll flush us out. Piff. We can see that one a mile away.

But I pass by a real estate sign that says:

www.cornercapecod.com

and I am doomed. My roots are out. I've been practicing since last night and I STILL can't say it in Middle Atlantic. Or southern. Or Minnesota. Or any of the other accents that I've used like brooms (brums) to carefully bury (berry) my native tongue.

You may not find this funny, if you've never lived in, or known someone who had a traditional New England accent.

So, you'll be reduced to buying me a beer (beah) and shoving a piece of paper in front of me with those words on it.
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[User Picture]From: lowlandscot
2008-04-08 01:59 pm (UTC)
you'll be reduced to buying me a beer (beah) and shoving a piece of paper in front of me with those words on it.

Actually it would be more fun to get half in the bag on Grain Belt and talk Minnesotan at each other. Ya wanna come with?

I have no accent -- I'm from Indiana, where the purest English on earth is spoken. With extra apostrophes and quotation marks. Shut up, idle, I can hear you laughing over there.

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[User Picture]From: thatliardiego
2008-04-08 02:26 pm (UTC)
I have no accent -- I'm from Indiana, where the purest English on earth is spoken.


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Heeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheehee!

snickersnickersnickersnickersnickersnicker

chortlechortle

::snort::
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[User Picture]From: lowlandscot
2008-04-08 03:09 pm (UTC)

I would send my husband over there to defend my honor

but he is probably collapsed in a corner somewhere laughing as hard as you are. During the first few years of our marriage he was often completely baffled by the noise we called speech.
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[User Picture]From: pyllgrum
2008-04-08 02:02 pm (UTC)
Which cohna of cape cohd do yuh want to call yuh own?
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From: ex_seventhm
2008-04-08 03:12 pm (UTC)
Can I tell you how cute your dog is in the pic?
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