It's the end of another long day, and right now, my husband is watching Cake Boss. It's interesting, but I've gotta say it: Buddy's accent is very annoying, and his sister has an even more annoying one. I don't even know if that's the sister I'm thinking of because he has a few, so maybe they're all annoying. But she's very nasal and shrill and constantly nags him, and seems so high maintenance, which makes it worse.
But back to him: his accent sounds whiny and squeaky, and he seems like a mama's boy. I know he's not an actor, so it doesn't matter, but still. Maybe because I don't live in New Jersey, I just find those nasal, high-pitched accents grating, especially because they seem to deal with a lot of drama and are consistently complaining and explaining.
I just want to tell everyone to relax, it's going to be okay. Then maybe their accents would mellow out as well.
That's funny because I really don't like the Chicago sound very much. On the other hand I love listening to anything from Philly to nj to ny to Boston and relating the pronunciation to British accents.
The thing about the Chicago sound I don't like is short A; hat, exactly, match and so on. But I do like unvoiced final consonants.
Another accent to link to British one is the southern accent. I wonder how it evolved to that. Another annoying thing about the Chicago accent, which I'm probably guilty of, is the nasal "a" (like "ah") in how some people say "Chicago" and "Wisconsin" and other similar words.
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