I was listening to Fiona Ritchie and her music program yesterday. She is a Scot, and the music is Celtic. Her accent just slays me. I started thinking about accents in the English world.
I myself, despite living in New England longer than anywhere else, have a typical ZERO accent: the accent of the stretch of Great Lakes from northern Ohio to this part of New York, which is basically NO accent at all. At least that is what I say. It is also true that some people, myself included, might think I have a wee little voice, and I had speech therapy in school because I am very lazy in pronunciations and slur words and sometimes there is a slight stutter---the word just won't come out.
THEREFORE, a person like me is very interested in English accents.
-the Australian, and I am considering New Zealand is probably a bit similar "g'day mate!"
-the Canadian--they have super cute accents, although they don't admit it "oot and aboot, eh?"
-the Scottish, one of the BEST on earth, if you can understand it "a wee dram"
-the English "Oi!"
-some people would say the friendliest and sexiest is the southern "howdy ya'll!"
-Californians don't think they talk this way, BUT THEY DO "duuuude"
-New Yorkers and New Jersey (we don't sound the same in northern NY state) "HEY! UP YOURS!"
-my sister and her family live in Minnesota, and YES they do talk like that "you betcha!"
-New England has different accents like northern "ayup" and Boston area "you can't pahk yah cah in Hahved Yahd", and some people might think that is a wee bit stuck up sounding.....
-and then there's the Irish--the loveliest accents on earth, I think, they simply PURR "next round's on me"
SO VOTE IN COMMENTS: who has the best accents????????????????