Words that your accent says differently

United States
January 24, 2008 1:34pm CST
Being of British birth, I have a different accent from most of the US Southerners around me. I often say some words, in my best sarf London accent, which raise an eyebrow or two. Do you say anything in your native accent that is very different? Here's some of mine... I say Barth instead of Baa-th I say gaa-ridge instead of gar-rarge (garage) I say aluminium instead of aluminum
2 responses
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
24 Jan 08
I am one of those Sooouuthernn Americans, but I do not have a southern accent. My Father was a stickler on accents and made sure that our diction was as perfect as he could make us speak it. He was from the midwest and did not have any midwestern drawl at all. He worked as a Disc Jockey for a while so it was improtant that folks be able to understand him perfectly. I can immitate almost any accent, if I want to though. That is one thing that came out of Dad's diction lessons. Shalom~Adoniah
• United States
31 Jan 08
My kids were born and are being raised in the South(US) and they don't really have strong accents, at least not yet. My wife is not from the South and I'm from the Old Country, so, maybe that has something to do with it.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
24 Jan 08
My Hubby is an Aussie and I am Canadian and he laughs at the way I say out and about, says it sounds like oot and a boot. We debate on aluminium and aluminum. I live in my hometown so it is him that sounds funny I say!
• United States
31 Jan 08
That must be funny, both of you speaking your own form of morphed English. Do you both make fun of the English and the Americans?