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The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? #7616895
07/01/22 09:56 AM
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Ok, do Pennsylvanians from the middle Mountain part of the State have some sort of a different accent , than the rest of the State ? Almost like a low, slow drawl to their voice when they talk .

Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7616897
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no.

but we DO say "pop" instead of "soda".

we take more after the Pixburgh side of the state than the Philly side.

(originally FROM central PA)

btw...you might need to be more specific...the mountains run right down the middle of the state. are you talking northern tier, Altoona/Johnstown, or Bedford County environs?

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Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7616899
07/01/22 10:06 AM
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I am from south central PA .Many of the people are of German descent . My father learned to speak PA Dutch before he went to first grade .All of his family could speak it They learned English once that started school The Amish of PA also speak a form of PA Dutch

Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7616908
07/01/22 10:29 AM
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Dunno

One night while on a hunt in Colorado i noticed the lady cook we had leaning against the counter, just watching us and smiling. I asked...Whatcha doing there smiling like a Cheshire cat? She said she loved our accent and was just enjoying listening to us chat.

Never noticed anything myself.

Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7616936
07/01/22 11:08 AM
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Depends which side of the mountain you are on. If the left side, like white marlin said, they say pop. If on the right side, it is soda.

Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7616942
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Growing up in Pennsylvania we drank warter and warsed our clothes

Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7616962
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They all just sound like yankees to me. whistle


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Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7616990
07/01/22 12:42 PM
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I never new there was another name for whoopie pie until I went down to Altoona pa. Crazy!!

Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7616993
07/01/22 12:50 PM
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What do they call them in Altoona?


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Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7616997
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There definately is a distinct accent with the people of the northern mountains of Pennsylvania.

Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7617037
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You better believe they do. It's not the words they use, it is the accent. I'm from there originally. I was watching the TV show Alone. The one contestant had an accent. I said to my wife, he is from Bedford, Blair or Cambria counties. South-central-Southwest PA in the upper Appalachians. Sure enough he was from Johnstown. Hard to describe the accent.

Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7617039
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them Johnstowners tock funny.



Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7617041
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We in the northwest don't have no accents.


Right now Im having amnesia and dj vu at the same time. I think Ive forgotten this before.
Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7617066
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Or any verbs. If something needs done or needs washed then there's no need for there "to be".

Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7617069
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By gum I don't know why they think we be differnt

Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7617072
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Not us, it i the rest of the state that has an accent!!


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Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7617078
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The Eastern Europeans of the coal regions have a different accent than the Germans.


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Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7617081
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We ain't got no stinking accents.
Now New England that's a funny accent.

Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7617086
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They talk funny in Ohia too.
So stinkin hot I'm goin don to cellar and sit on the davenport.

I worked with a guy that colleged in Boston.
I told him the more he BSed his clients, the more his accent came out.
Was glad I told him as he worked on his "sales pitch".





Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: jk] #7617092
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Originally Posted by jk
Not us, it i the rest of the state that has an accent!!

Pshaw!


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