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Have you ever been judged for having a different accent or dialect?

If so, how?

I find that most people say "buk" whereas I pronounce "book" the way it's spelt because people from my city tend to say it like that🤷🏽 Which is why a few relatives and friends from different cities find it annoying.

Fek off mate. Let my books and I be.
iQuit · F
Some people are biased to how they are accustomed to hearing a language spoken and when they hear a difference in others they can come off as discriminating/ a tad bit racist

This usually happens with people who are bilingual more often then region wise dialects in that respect

Reminds me of this video I saw on youtube the other day
Perspective makes the difference in language and each person's character defines how the interaction can evolve and transition
When I went to college down South, I was teased a lot for having a “Yankee” accent. It was also during Jimmy Carter’s administration—the first time in awhile that a Deep Southerner had been in the White House. So the running joke was, “We don’t have accents anymore. [b]Y’all do[/b].” 😅
UndeadPrivateer · 26-30, M
I have been told I "talk funny" by one of my exes. She was from New Mexico. I just don't think she was used to Californian accents.
[@484088,UndeadPrivateer] I love imitating a stereotypical valley girl accent🙃
UndeadPrivateer · 26-30, M
[@607935,HijabaDabbaDoo] Haha, that accent is really quite rare here despite the stereotype. More common to end up with more of a "Hollywood" accent(as in the way Hollywood actors sound) or a more "urban" one or somewhere in between. The Bay Area's common accent is definitely somewhere in between.

Wooo, language.
Byron8by7 · M
I am a native of Iowa. I moved to North Dakota in 1998, and I lived there for nineteen years. For the first few years, people would say, "You're not from around here, are you?" Or, "Where's your accent from?" Several people told me they thought I was from "The South." I had a few co-workers whom I "rubbed the wrong way" just because of my "accent." I have a typical Midwestern Nasal Twang.
[@4152,Byron8by7] People didn't react well to your accent? Well, that's just dumb. Even if someone doesn't have a liking for a particular accent, why let that get in the way with getting to know you. That's pretty ignorant.
Byron8by7 · M

I think for some it was as much a matter of me being an "outsider" as it was about my "accent."
Since I moved here people insist I have an accent. I guess not sounding like an ignorant hick is having an accent.
[@422459,AcidBurn] Moved where? Countries? Cities? States? Planets?
[@607935,HijabaDabbaDoo] States, only an eight hour drive. I managed to go from civilization to... this.
[@422459,AcidBurn] lol. You poor soul
I'm really lucky I don't have a strong Brummie accent or I'm sure I would be.
[@406205,Babylon] Oh Lawd. I don't like brummie accents😆 Sorry, but the strong ones are just.. something. I don't really have a strong accent either. It's pretty boring and common.
I've lived in too many places to have any specific accent [@607935,HijabaDabbaDoo]
[@406205,Babylon] I guess it isn't common then.
Gangstress · 36-40, F
The southerners judge me hard tbh they aren't ready for my northerness
Southerners call where I live northern. I've never considered myself northern. Idk what i am. I'm just floating in the middle of england minding my own business
leppakerttu · 22-25, F
My accent is too posh for some of my acquaintances and too common for some of my more highbrow acquaintances
5thApprentice · 26-30, M
Nah. I think I have a pretty standard accent.
SW User
Oh, you mean you sound educated
[@388015,Chernobylplayground] Sure if that's what you wanna call it. "Buk" sounds more posh to me lol.
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Yes, when I lived in Scotland, I had co workers joke about how I say things ,being that I'm American ...ya ken ?
Storm · 26-30, F
In this last sentence what is books?

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