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I think I speak Canadian English. A few people from England have told me that I sound like I am from London. I've never been to London, but I do love watching BBC.

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I speak American English but I love English English.
When I'm bored I sometimes go to The-English-to-American-Dictionary (http://english2american.com/index.html#index), it gives definitions to English words such as pong, pissed, or dosh. When I realized I spoke American and not English, the fact fascinated me.

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I suppose mine is a mixture between many English, because at my school I have English, Scotish, Irish, South African and American teachers... mixed with Argentine accent (not Spain's Spanish, because Argentine Spanish is completely different!)

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Well, I speak Canadian English, which is sort of like American English, but being pretty active online I have picked up words from English-English. And other places where they speak English. I say bloody a lot. And wicked. And I spell colour with a u.

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Canadian English, without the "oot" with a mix of Torontonianisms/Carribeanisms like ending sentences with "still" and "though."

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I speak American-English. I'm from upstate NY, so I guess I just have a "normal" accent.

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Very Canadian English. I grew up all around Toronto.

An American friend told me I say "Eh" a lot. Yes I do! I pronounce Toronto like "Tawrano" and I say "Fur Sure!" instead of "For sure." Hahahah

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I speak Midwestern American-English (Im from Chicago). I dont really think we have accents except we say Pop instead of Soda and couple other things. I live in Atlanta for school and I think southern accents are so funny (not in a bad way tho). My Dad is from Japan so he speaks broken American- English. He doesnt even speak to me in English becuz its difficult for him. My mom is Jamaican-African American and she speaks with a THICK Brooklyn, NY accent.

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I speak English-English with a South African accent.Mistaken for a British accent by Americans,and often mistaken for an Australian accent by Brits.
In terms of spelling and pronunciation,the English system.

I write anaemia,paediatrics,aluminium,honour.
I say maul,not the American pronunciation.

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I speak American English with, though I'm sad to admit it, many appearances of "like" in my vocabulary. I can control it, but most of the time it slips out when I'm unaware.

I'm from Northern California and most definitely do not say "hella", though almost everyone I know does. =]

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I'm from upstate NY, so I guess I just have a "normal" accent.
Depends what you call 'normal'. Most people here (in England) wouldn't find an accent from any part of NY normal

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Depends what you call 'normal'. Most people here (in England) wouldn't find an accent from any part of NY normal
Not where I come from either . I always find it hilarious when an American (because it's always an American) says "I have no accent."

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Not where I come from either . I always find it hilarious when an American (because it's always an American) says "I have no accent."
i guess it's because back home everyone else sounds like them?

i try to converse in gramatically proper english, but you can probably see from my Lack Of Capitalisation that i am very prone to lapses!

one thing about american english has always puzzled me though...
why 'you're things' as opposed to 'your things'?
and 'your here' instead of 'you're here'?
i've seen this happening too many times for it to be a typo?

down here we receive education in english english, but american phrases are not uncommon. and of course there's singlish, our local vernacular, where we put a 'la' behind everything

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that is a typo astatine. thats all there is to it

i speak american english, and im from socal, so no accent. but thats pretty much how it is all up the west coast (though i have met some oregonians with a midwest style accent). however, i am a valley girl, so my language is peppered with "like" and "whatever" but thats just dialect i guess

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^ oh okay...i didn't know that. thanks anyway!

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