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Some people don't think they have an accent when they talk, but even Mid-westerners have a few discernible pronunciations that can give them away. But beyond accents, there are also speaking quirks like slang and syntax and other weird sounds that people use when they communicate. Here are just a few examples. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.


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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 27th, 2012 @ 5:58pm

    isisism?!

    never recognized this speaking thing until I followed these links....

     

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    Trevor (profile), Dec 27th, 2012 @ 8:15pm

    Interesting

    I'm from SoCal, and a few years ago I went to my cousin's wedding in North Dakota. For three days I was the guy with the "cool California accent"

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Dec 27th, 2012 @ 11:31pm

      Re: Interesting

      I hear you. We are in NorCal; my daughter went to Canada last year to a friend's wedding. The Canadians couldn't understand her because of "her heavy California accent". They kept saying 'eh?'...

       

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 28th, 2012 @ 8:19pm

    California's English accents???? You mean like Mike Myers as Austin Powers?

     

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