In A Video About U.S. Accents, A Girl Reps Maine Perfectly
"It’s kinda like Boston, but cooler."
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In a video titled 'Culturally Speaking,' 50 people from the 50 United States of America attempt to demonstrate the accent from their home state.
One of the great things about America is all the differences in dialect. Can you really tell where someone is from based on their accent? In some cases, hell yes!
By the time the clip gets around to the great State of Maine, a young lady gives a pretty spot-on assessment of the Maine accent, with a slight diss to Massachusetts in the process.
“We gotta go upta Baah Haahba to get some lobstah suppah.”
It’s pretty funny, considering that since I am in radio, I’ve been trying to lose my mine for years, but every once in a while, it slips out.
You may remember that a couple of years ago, in a national publication, the Maine accent was voted the 4th sexiest in the entire nation. Amazing, but true. And of course, as any Mainer knows, the secret to the perfect Maine accent is replacing the e and r at the end of a word, with the letters a and h.
I can tell you that my mother and sister don't make it any easier on me, because they are constantly dropping "R's" and saying things like "cahhh" So it is inevitable that it would rub off on me from time to time. Alcohol usually does not help either.