Yeah...a couple more years in Tidewater as a kid and I'd have been forever at peace with my regional accent but moving to Charm City at age 12 managed to create a previously unimaginable hybrid.
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You goin' downy a-shun this year? Bring your cammer an' take lots of pitchers of the wooder.
ROTFLMAO. I couldna sed it bedder.
When you grow up surrounded by nothing but corn and chickens, it's unlikely you will learn how to speak well. Thank goodness for private schools and higher education. Still can't kick the accent though, but wouldn't want to anyway.
Hahahaha, ah.... This reminds me of a lot of people I grew up with, since geographically I was on the border between the Maryland accent, southern Jersey accent, and Philly accent that all kind of blended smoothly into one-another. I like to think I've done a pretty good job of nailing down the non-dialectical accent, but every once in a while I will slip towards an extremely diluted Maryland-ish accent. Definitely no "wooder," but still sounds like hoe-'em.
I grew up around people who would use crayfish, crawfish, crawdad almost in equal proportion, though I'm more of a crayfish person myself: