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Hi! I am born and raised in Boston for 52 years. I'm in the south now (7 years). Apparently my Boston accent

my Boston accent is still wicked thick and some natural born southerners hear it and tell me to go back home. it hurts to hear the hatred. any thoughts and comments to help me understand would be wicked appreciated!

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Marry your cousin. Then you'll fit in.

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candybar
I'm from the north, not the mountains.
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LMFAO yup family reunions are apparently a great place to meet singles
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Not everyone in the south marries their cousins, thank you very much.
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I've lived in Georgia my whole life-they'really just jokes people...get freaking life
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Good one.green for you.
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good green one
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Heehee!
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Lmfao!!
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Lol.. Lol... My parents are from the south.. They're an enigma to their families.. They weren't related and STILL got married.. Ahhahahahah.. I went to a family reunion once and two cousins fought over me..'Course I WAS holding the skinned squirrel and a bucket 'o moonshine... Ahahahaaa.. Gawd, I love California!!
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Candy, you know some people you just can't pay any attention to how they act. Your a sweet, kind lady!!! Don't change for anyone, this is what makes you special !!
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Thanks Kookie
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I'm so sorry that you have to endure that. Ignorance is never pretty, and when it is as rude as you say, that is even worse. Mikey's in the fields right now... but I'm pretty sure my southern gentleman will have some good words of wisdom for you. Just know that all of us here in Ask love you... wicked cool accent and all!

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Love ya!
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Seriously wish I was there... I'd open a can of northern whoopass they'd not soon forget. Mess with my friends, and I guarantee they won't like the outcome!
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Thanks MJ! I have your back as well!
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Yikes,sorry you're feeling that way candybar but don't take it way too personality and it doesn't matter if you have an accent because I know a few that has an accent but improved more in their English skills but as you mentioned in your question of "Boston wicked accent"...don't be hated by it just because of people telling you that inside out.Everyone is different in their own ways and there are times when you feel like you're outside the circle.
-hugs- :)

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I love the hug! Thanks!
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Yep,no problem.I don't want all my Ask friends to be feeling down. :)
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Unfortunately, rude and ignorant people can be found just about everywhere, and you seem to have inadvertently found the ones who live in your neighborhood. Ignore the yokels-they're the lowest common denominators-and try to focus on people who have nicer things to say. But, if you really want to make your accent less noticeable, drop the word "wicked" from your vocabulary-it's a dead giveaway, an east coast equivalent of valley-girl! :-)

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When I'm tired, I tend to slip into it.
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local yokles -- wicked is not really a Eastern thing more so a mature thing
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Nope. The use of "wicked" as an adjective, and as a synonym for "extremely," is strictly a Boston/east coast idiom.
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Where are you in the south!?! Im sorry that people have told you that....i was raised in NC and was taught to treat others with the up most respect no matter who they were or even if they were being mean to me.....ignoring rudeness/meanness makes you the bigger aka better person, no matter what anyone says....but im upset knowing that southerners are treating you that way....im sorry Candybar :( I promise you not all southerners are like that!

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candybar
I'm in Raleigh!
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Dang lol well i was raised in Charlotte and have only driven through Raliegh...but Im sorry....ugh i hate that theres Southerners like that but im sure each state has their fair share of meanys lol
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i will say that there is shore nuff some Hillbillie rednecks there and i am not talking about people that work in the feilds or ones from the hills --
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Raliegh
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Lol wish i could defend Raliegh on this one but....i just cant, cause i dont know lmfao cant defend something you dont know?
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candybar
It's okay. I have all the support I need. Right here, with all of you. 8)
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Quit your whining and Pock you caar in the gaarage and take out the gaabage and dont eat with your fingers use a fock -- lol-- i moved from Northampton years ago to n.w Alabama and they would say -- Git dat thar shet ot yer mouuth so we caan undeerstan what yer saayin Boy - lol-- and they would either have a big wad of chewbacker in their mouth or a big pile of dip in their lip -- ignore the Eg- no - ram - mooses -- you would think when folks got to a age they would grow up but if Ones was born ignorant and raised ignorant then chances or they will pass ignorant and the sad thing about it a lot of people want to be ignorant --

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Love your "attempt" at the Boston accent! So cuuuute!
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anytime --- been there done that and been done that way and about every way --
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& your bama accent is perfect & hilariously accurate too!!! LMAO!!
RedMan , skoal & all
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thank you and now i live in Gaa - ga
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^ Love the Georgia thing! Lol!
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Thank you CountryGirl Pride
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When I first moved south an older gentleman looked at me and asked if I was a damn Yankee. My reply was yes sir and do you know what a dam. Yankee is? Someone smart enough to move south. Don't worry about your accent. You'll find that a lot of people in the south weren't born there.

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They shouldn't judge how you talk. Don't let hatful words get to you! I personally have a southern accent. I think it's mixed with somen else but i ain't sure what

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Thank you Emo! I appreciate the support! You have my back, I'll have yours!
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Yay! Haha but seriously Candy,you can't let their hurtful words get to you. Our accents are apart of what makes u who we are. Personally I love mine! You should love yours too:)
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candybar
I do. Just a little sensitive.
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Well like I said before don't let their harsh words get to you
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I won't. And it really was nice getting to know you a bit. I love meeting people from all ages and all walks of life.
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Haha me too! I do recall first talking to you. Idt either of us was a fan of the other
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I think you're right! Who knew? That has happened to me many times. Unfortunately, first impressions shouldn't count, yet they do. In reality, it just takes time. I hope we're okay now. I'm just me.
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Haha ya were good. :)
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I'm a Southerner and I would never tell you to go back home! In fact I've lived in the South all my life...I'm as Southern Californian as they get!

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Someone with like 35 answers just got deleted. He was nasty! Thanks for being here Mikale. You rock big daddy!
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I flagged it...that's what's best to do when they have a bs answer. Don't waster your time with them...
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Big Daddy! I love it!!!
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^^ XD
Argh.... *in mocking voice* Please don't use all caps for your comment.
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Ku! You flagged it?! You're so wicked awesome! Cheeahs. (cheers)
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I'm banned for 12 hours from talking too much. (sniff* sniff*). 0 0
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Sweet dreams.
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Wait, what? How do you get banned for more than 15 minutes?
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you aint got another logbook ?
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candybar
No. I just have one. Me. And I guess I answered so many questions, I can't respond for 12 hours. But I do have this back door I'm using now.
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Ahh, Candy I think your awesome!!
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Giggle
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Aw! I'm sorry Candy! I'm country, (most of my family is) but live in New York. I've never been down south (would love to go sometime) but don't let 'em get to ya! All those insults could just be them hiding behind the fact that maybe they too were insulted for there southern accents. When your insulted again, just tell them that behind any accent, we're all the same and we're all equal. Hope this helps, good luck! :)
P.S. I love southern accents! Wish I had one! But I wouldn't make fun of others...
~Alicia

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Thanks Alicia. You're awesome.
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Aww, anytime, Candy, and thank YOU! :)
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No one should ever have the power to make you feel so down about yourself. :)
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Awww... candy. I know you're sensitive but forget them. You were born in Boston. You were naturally born with an accent. They are probably just jealous or They have no heart. Ignore them and if that doesn't work just Tell them how you feel and if that doesn't work then just Take pride in your accent and don't worry about what anyone says. Hope this helps and I'm sorry that you have to deal with this. =D

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Thanks PG! All the encouragement helps. Green.
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Your welcome. Just helping you. You're too nice to be treated like that. Happy to help. =D
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Thanks, kuu. =D
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Well, unless you want to see a speech therapist, just tell them to bug off. If you ask me, "y'all talk funny". 8D

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I wish I had a southern accent! I say ain't, y'all, and innit, a lot... :3
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Uh oh, I don't think Candy found the humor in my answer...
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Just arrived. Had to re- energize! I live you Ku! You know that. come have a beeah with me. I'll get my cah and meet you at the bah!
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Lol! Whew, didn't want to tick you off. Let's just take a cab though, that way we can drink as much as we want. 8)
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hey candybar i blew dude out of the water-- lol --
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Love! Wicked.
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Carl, you too? Aww. Lobstah and steemahs for everyone! My treat!
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whats the 20 on all that -- lol --
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What?
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Tell em your gonna get in ya kah, and run em over.
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There ya go Glory!!!!
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Ignore em candy! :D. I moved from Bama to Mississippi, and for some reason I get teased about MY ACCENT TOO!! WTH?! LOL!!

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When you think about it, everyone has an accent!
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That's true! I just didn't have one till I got heyah
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True,kuu. =D
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Just so long as YOU stay YOU, Wherever you may go! :).
We love your accent here on Ask!! LOL!! :D
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Love you too. It really feels good to have all this support.
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Mr_FadedGlory

Get Jeff Foxworthies books,"You Might Be a Redneck If..." then study it and make it your bible.

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Ha! I have it! I'm not a redneck! I just don't know how and I don't think I want to!
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Hey! You wanna fit in don't ya!? I'm giving you pearls here!
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Wait! With a hat that still has a tag on it?
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Green on the Foxworthy books former!! :D. But I'm fraid that there redneck part ye gotter be bornt with! LOL!
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JEFF FOXWORTHY!!!!! :D Don't forget Larry the Cable guy, Bill Engval, and Ron White!
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In the sweetest voice you can manage and with the biggest smile on your face...tell them to eff off!
Heck...where are you...I'm in a mood, I'll swing by & kick the crap outta them.

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Oh my TL! Haven't seen you in a while! I'm glad to see you! And thanks so much! Stay in touch okay? Be safe on the road and know I love ya!
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Hey! Thanks for the warm greeting. I can only access Ask when I have a wifi connection & don't spend much time sitting still (except in traffic backups...Grrr). I'm hoping to get it figured out soon so I can go back to "stone cold killin time" on Ask when I'm sitting at a dock for hours. Especially since I'm really getting tired of cleaning this truck over and over! LOL
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Candy, listen to the lady above ^^^^^ she tells it like it is!!!
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Oh, don't I know!
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Candy, don't change for anyone, your special just the way you are, Boston accent and all !!!!!

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Thanks Kookie!!
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