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The male half of us used to travel quite extensively as a part of his work.
Spending anywhere from a few days to a few weeks in different parts of the country, I’d find myself starting to emulate the “locals” and would pick up bits and pieces of their accents.
Over a period of time, and traveling to the same, or nearby locations, in each of these geographical parts of the country, I found myself coming home and telling stories about my trips to family, friends, and business associates.
To emphasize the experience, I would always go into character, using the various accents that I had heard.
Now don’t get me wrong...the vast majority of people that I have had the good fortune of coming into contact with during those trips are some of the greatest people I have ever met. And, over time, I’ve taken the liberty of combining different people...and their accents...to tell a story...a joke...or relay an actual happening, by imitating their accents as I told them.
Here’s one of them...from my favorite “accent”-inspired locations...Maine.
I don’t know if you’ve ever heard a true “down-East” accent before...and trying to write it phonetically, may not have the same effect...but here goes........
Settin’ out on my pahrch one day...a cahr stopped out front. I noticed right off it had New Yahk plates on hahr.
The fellah inside, rolled down the wind-ah, and yelled up at me, “Hey Buddy...where’s this road go?”
I couldn’t help but smile a little bit inside, but held it in...not wantin’ to appe-ahr un-neigh-bahrly.
“Road don’t go nowhe-ahr,” I anwered him. “Jest sits they-ahr, all yeahr long.”
“Come wint-ahr...with six feet a snow on hahr...we know she’s still they-ahr..!”
3/7/2006 12:49 pm
mmmmm... accents, LOVE em!|
3/7/2006 1:41 pm
NSAAddict - * in his best Sean Connery accent *|
Ti-gah...wire "M" and shend for litTle Nellie...repeat...lit-Tle Nellie. Shhe shhould be accompanied by her uncle.