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    Smile Accents of Yankees and Dixies?

    Hello!

    Could someone please brief me what the differences between Yankee's accent and Dixie's one are? Is there any easy way for a foreigner like me to distinguish them basically and quickly?

    By the way, does The Simpsons' accent characterize Yankee or Diexie if you knew?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Default re: Accents of Yankees and Dixies?

    Sorry - - I know when I'm beat! (That should be "beaten", but the idiom uses the informal version.) I can distinguish them, but I can't describe them (in a useful way - I could use words like 'drawl' and 'twang', but they wouldn't help).

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    Smile re: Accents of Yankees and Dixies?

    It's fine. I'm glad to learn a new idiom from your answer. Anyway, thank you!

    Have a good day!

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    Default re: Accents of Yankees and Dixies?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    By the way, does The Simpsons' accent characterize Yankee or Diexie if you knew?
    Yankee

    The main difference to an outsider is that Northern American is more clipped and sharper to the ear than Southern.

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    Anglika, thank you for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Anglika, thank you for your help.
    Does anyone know where Springfield is? I've always imagined the Simpsons in the Mid West, maybe because of the Springfield in Ohio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Does anyone know where Springfield is? I've always imagined the Simpsons in the Mid West, maybe because of the Springfield in Ohio.
    I thought over this question before. It is said there're many places in the US called Springfield. And the capital city of Illinois is Springfield, which isn't possible for the location of the Simpons' because one episode mentioned they were going to move to the capital city.

    It is said the Springfield in the cartoon is just a la-la land.

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    Smile re: Accents of Yankees and Dixies?

    Say! One thing you might be interested in knowing, Bart is dubbed by a woman rather than by a male.

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    Say! One thing you might be interested in knowing, Bart is dubbed by a woman rather than by a male.
    Yeah, I heard her giving an interview once. "Don't have a cow, man!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yeah, I heard her giving an interview once. "Don't have a cow, man!"
    That's it. When I saw it, I was talking to myself, "Are my eyes deceiving me?"

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