?

Log in

No account? Create an account
 
 
May 17th
09:32 pm
'Paperboy' Clip - Jack's Daydream Interrupted  
 
 
Mood: busybusy
15 15 comments Comment
 
 
bandslambandslam on May 18th, 2012 04:24 am (UTC)
then why do they sound like they are from georgia?
annabelle83 on May 18th, 2012 04:31 am (UTC)
I don't know anything about American geography or accent. lol

Wait, I think the book is set in small town("Moat County" fictional place, I guess?) in Florida, not Miami.
lullaby_lilylullaby_lily on May 18th, 2012 11:54 am (UTC)
LOL. Florida is a BIG PLACE. Where I'm from (South Florida) the natives don't have southern accents, but in Northern and Central Florida the natives do have southern accents. Guess where the Paperboy is set.
bandslambandslam on May 18th, 2012 11:56 am (UTC)
i have family up in pensecola and i've travelled a bit around destin etc and i've just never encountered a floridian accent that sounded like that!
lullaby_lilylullaby_lily on May 18th, 2012 12:10 pm (UTC)
Generally, the more south you are, and/or the larger the city you're in, means there are more non-natives: Floridians who moved from down from the North and brought their Northern accents with them, outnumbering Floridians who moved in from rural areas in the state and retain their Southern accent.

Moat County is a small town at a distance from Miami. A Southern accent fits.

(I'm from around Miami, and generally speak with a Northern accent, but I use "y'all," and some vowels go on for too long, surprising myself.)