How y'all, youse and you guys talk

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    wet and raspy:p
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    Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Jersey, then graduated H.S. in Florida and have had FL residency since '75. Also did a stint in the USN (20+ yrs) and was stationed on both the east coast and up and down the west coast as well as Meridian, MS. After all of that, people sometimes say that I have kind of a Midwest accent, but I don't think I have much of an accent at all. But I do like to say y'all now and again.
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    I remember meeting a guy who was from Mississippi, but had lived lots of places as an Army brat. What I called a burner on a stove, he called an eye. Never heard the term 'burner' and had a hard time believing I had never heard it called an eye.
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    granola
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    Said I was from Huntsville, Birmingham, or Montgomery. Montgomery is only 100 miles from my hometown in Georgia. Least similar was Worcester, Springfield and Providence which pleases me. They talk funny up there. In the rest of the country "khakis" are pants - in Worcester they are used to start your caa.
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    Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Montgomery............born and raised in Orlando. Both parents and their friends with whom I was surrounded are native Floridians. Probably where I get the Southern "thang".
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    Most Similar - DC, Baltimore, Long Beach
    Least Similar - Springfield, Buffalo, and oddly, my birthplace in St. Paul Minnesota
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    bham,jackson,shreveport
    least boston, providence
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    Louisville, Atlanta, and Augusta-Richmond.

    The closet I have been in Ft. Campbell, KY and Ft. Benning, GA.
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    Don't know but apparently I don't have one.

    Most similar: Buffalo, Rochester, and Albuquerque, NM.
    Least similar: Seattle, Tacoma, and Spokane.

    BTW, thanks for posting Bill. Very cool little test. My mom's family is from Buffalo and my parents lived in Albuquerque for the few years before I was born.
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    Orlando, Pembroke Pines (FL x2) and Irving Texas, for me.

    Not sure what to make of the Irving, Texas bit--never even been to Texas at all. But I'm guess'n they're probably pretty smart out there, in Irving, TX. ;)

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    Cleveland, Akron, and Pittsburgh

    Thankfully--would never want to be mistaken for an Ohioan--or Bucknut--or whatever they call themselves. I'd probably go out of my way and start talking differently, if they'd scored me from Ohio. :)

    (interestingly, my wife is from Pit.--guess her accent never took with me).
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    Mine are Lexington, Winston-Salem and Greensboro.

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