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#21 You Play to Win the Game

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:12 PM

So someone named "Ricker" who lives in Germantown, who loves the Orioles and who works at a bank based in Buffalo.

 

Yea, they'll never find you :wink:

 

This has been helpful for my anxiety! ;)


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:14 PM

My pops says am-buh-lance and says the lance part really fast.  Lie-bary too.

 

I'll say this to those of you who think you don't have it - you do.  Its impossible to hear because you're around it all the time.

 

Sammy, I'm curious.  A guy on my boat is from York, hasn't lived there in 20+ years, and I'd swear he's from Pasadena.  Does it exist upair?

 

Yes, it's up here.  I hear it a lot on radio commercials.  It must migrate as Marylanders come north.   However, it pretty  much stops at  York.  I grew up in Harrisburg and people up there tend to speak like people from Philly or Pittsburgh.


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:16 PM


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:30 PM

Worter and canny (water and county).

 

I say warter and counny.


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:00 PM

Ass is another one.  Ay-iss


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:23 PM

When I was at school everyone would make fun of me for saying "on" and anything with an "o" in it.

 

I got progressively more Balmer as I drank more.

 

But coming back home, I definitely picked up on it more.



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:59 PM

 
I've never heard someone, in normal conversation, say "Bawlmer". "Baldamore" is the more used version.
 
Baldamore, Maralind.



Thats why I loved Jon Miller so much. He said Baldamore like I, and we say Baldamore. The right way.
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Posted 20 August 2014 - 05:35 PM

Jeet dinner yet?

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:44 PM

Mun-dee Twos-dee Whens-dee Thirs-dee Fry-dee Satr-dee Sun-dee


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 07:59 PM

Mun-dee Twos-dee Whens-dee Thirs-dee Fry-dee Satr-dee Sun-dee

 

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 07:30 AM


¡Hasta la vista, pelota!

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 01:10 PM

Do you speak it?

 

Just curious. I know a few people that have the traditional, "stereotypical" Baltimore accent, but it's not as common as a lot of people outside of the area think it is, I'd think?

 

So...how do you pronounce "water," I guess?



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 01:15 PM

I only have trouble saying ambulance. Aside from that, no trace.
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#34 Chris B

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 01:18 PM

I stress my o's in the typical way, but unlike my parents don't go for the wudder's, warshington's, etc. 

 

However, when I go out of town (i.e. when I was at X), people definitely ask me about my accent, so it's certainly prevalent and possibly gets more "attention" away from other Baltimore people.



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 01:20 PM

I don't have the sterotypical East Baltimore accent...  but like Chris, when I was away at school in Florida...  they heard something.



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 01:22 PM

"I seen (I saw) you upair (up there) last Frydee (Friday)

 

You was (were) with your Fodinlaw (Father In Law)"

 

Actual conversation in front of me at an O's game recently. 


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 01:33 PM

I don't have the sterotypical East Baltimore accent...  but like Chris, when I was away at school in Florida...  they heard something.

 

Yes you do. 


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 01:35 PM

Yes you do. 


Get the f out of here lol...  I do not sound like Nestor.



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 01:36 PM


Get the f out of here lol...  I do not sound like Nestor.

 

No you're not that bad but you def have a Baltimore accent.

 

The only time I notice the accent with me is when I say "come on" it sounds like "come ahwn"


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There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 03:59 PM

So hold on. 

 

Because people brought up Nestor.

 

If there's one famous person (not counting Nestor, I guess) that you'd point to for having the accent, who would it be?






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