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    The Simpsons' accent thread

    Hi, I think that i have some difficulties differentiating some USA accents specially between the West/Chicago/New York accents. But I can certainly tell if a person is from the South, and most of the times can recognize New England and Canadian accents, but I thought that given that I have been watching a lot of The Simpsons episodes and there are still a lot to watch, I could benefit from knowing which accent every cahracter employs, so I'm ggoing to say which accent I think they employ and I'd be very happy if you people can correct me. Here we go: 8)
    Homer: West
    Marge: West
    Bart: West
    Lisa: West
    Mr Burns: Not sure, but New England?
    Milhouse :West
    Moe the bartender: Not sure, East Coast?
    Ned Flanders: West
    Milhouse: West
    Principal Skinner: West
    Smithers: West
    Grampa Simpson: West
    OttoMan bus driver: West
    Krusty: New York?
    Barney Gumble, barfly: New York?
    Nelson Muntz, bully: West

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    Re: The Simpsons' accent thread

    Quote Originally Posted by arbolnegro View Post
    Hi, I think that i have some difficulties differentiating some USA accents specially between the West/Chicago/New York accents. But I can certainly tell if a person is from the South, and most of the times can recognize New England and Canadian accents, but I thought that given that I have been watching a lot of The Simpsons episodes and there are still a lot to watch, I could benefit from knowing which accent every cahracter employs, so I'm ggoing to say which accent I think they employ and I'd be very happy if you people can correct me. Here we go: 8)
    Homer: West
    Marge: West
    Bart: West
    Lisa: West
    Mr Burns: Not sure, but New England? Original,old-fashioned. This is to show how old he is. Not a specific accent used today.
    Milhouse :West
    Moe the bartender: Not sure, East Coast? Somewhat like a New York accent
    Ned Flanders: West
    Milhouse: West
    Principal Skinner: West
    Smithers: West
    Grampa Simpson: West
    OttoMan bus driver: West He speaks in a "slang accent", which is sometimes called a "surfer accent", because surfers used to try to talk this way.
    Krusty: New York? He uses a very strange and comical accent with a very gruff voice. I would say New York or Northeastern would come closest when he is not doing his show and just talking normally.
    Barney Gumble, barfly: New York? Comical accent. No real-life equivalent
    Nelson Muntz, bully: West Comical accent. No real-life equivalent
    You are correct about the ones I did not note. They are basically "Western neutral" accents.

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    Re: The Simpsons' accent thread

    Thank you very much

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