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Old 09-29-2017, 01:35 PM   #21
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Jersey? I can't see mistaking Boston or New Yorkers for Jersey. Unless the south Jersians I'm used around here (since the state is next door) sound different than the north end.

Boston and NY I can see. That isn't as well differentiated when you get down my way in the lower edge of the northeast/Mid-Atlantic and I admit I might not always be able to tell which is which.
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:40 PM   #22
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Jersey? I can't see mistaking Boston or New Yorkers for Jersey. Unless the south Jersians I'm used around here (since the state is next door) sound different than the north end.

Boston and NY I can see. That isn't as well differentiated when you get down my way in the lower edge of the northeast/Mid-Atlantic and I admit I might not always be able to tell which is which.
The sheer number of people who hear New York out of Denis Leary, and not Worcester, Ma...astound me.
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:42 PM   #23
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Since yo guys are talking about accents, I must say I can't tell the difference between a standard American accent and a Canadian one. If i watch a cartoon, movie or tv show set in Canada with Canadian actors I always assume they're American until they mention they're Canadian or something.

I know there are lots of different accents in NA, but if I hear a guy from Canada speak... I'll always think he is American until proven otherwise.
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:06 PM   #24
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Some Canadians place heavy accents on their "a's" in almost the same way British or Australian people do.

Americans don't do that.
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Old 09-29-2017, 04:56 PM   #25
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Yeah. Filipino nurses ask me if I'm Filipino aaaaalllllll the time.
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Old 09-29-2017, 04:59 PM   #26
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Not really from another country, but from another state.

I grew up in Texas, but some people say I have a northern accent. My dad is from Ohio, so...
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Old 09-29-2017, 04:59 PM   #27
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Yeah. Filipino nurses ask me if I'm Filipino aaaaalllllll the time.
I'd always assumed that, based on pictures you've shared over the years. Just recently learned of your Latino-ness.
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:34 PM   #28
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I have not been mistaken for another nationality, nor have I been misidentified racially.

However, I have been incorrectly identified as a male, at least online.
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:37 PM   #29
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I'd always assumed that, based on pictures you've shared over the years. Just recently learned of your Latino-ness.
Haha yeah, been getting it all my life.

Remember that one time Davetello thought I was black? Hoo boy, first and last time I ever got that one.
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:43 PM   #30
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Haha yeah, been getting it all my life.

Remember that one time Davetello thought I was black? Hoo boy, first and last time I ever got that one.
Hahaha, what a freakshow. Gotta love the internet.
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Old 09-29-2017, 06:14 PM   #31
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IHowever, I have been incorrectly identified as a male, at least online.
Think that happens to the majority of women. Good old online/gaming default assumptions.
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Old 09-29-2017, 06:15 PM   #32
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I've had people assume I was black based on my voice a few times but that's about it. I'm very obviously white on sight.
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Old 09-29-2017, 06:26 PM   #33
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People say I sound British despite me being born and raised in North Carolina
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Old 09-29-2017, 06:44 PM   #34
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However, I have been incorrectly identified as a male, at least online.
I've had that happen too. Even here on more than one occasion
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Old 09-29-2017, 06:47 PM   #35
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Think that happens to the majority of women. Good old online/gaming default assumptions.
I don't think it's an online/gaming thing. My dogs are girls, and people always assume they're boys. Vice versa for my kitty.
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From my experience it's not just gamers. More likely it's the not knowing the person and needing to make a guess. I think a lot of people just assume you belong to a dominant group so guess male. Especially is the person trying to guess is already a member of several dominant groups. Male, White, Able-bodied, Heterosexual, Christian, Middle class, Middle aged, English speaking. Of course there are exceptions. But if there's uncertainty about something guess goes to the dominant.
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Old 09-29-2017, 07:54 PM   #37
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I'm black, and I've been told that I can pass for a Dominican. Then again, a lot of dark-skinned Dominicans can pass for black. It might be why a few people have come up to me thinking I speak Spanish, even though it hasn't happened often, or happened in a while.

I've also been told that I don't sound black.
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I never understood why so many strangers or people you meet for the first time always ask you your nationality. It's like they're trying to judge you in case you're part of a race they have a bias against or something.

Every time I've started a new job or went somewhere I've never been before, I always get asked, "What are you? What's your nationality?" Like...why the hell do you care? I'm white, isn't that enough? Do I have to give you my whole backstory?

It's actually an annoying question. If I wasn't white I'd probably be even more annoyed by people constantly asking, "What are you?" WTF do you care?
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Old 09-30-2017, 02:27 AM   #39
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I suppose on-line (no pics/names/other identifiers) you can get an incorrect image of someone, there have been maybe 2 members on here that for some reason I imagined to be female but they were male. Course you figure it out quickly.
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Some Canadians place heavy accents on their "a's" in almost the same way British or Australian people do.

Americans don't do that.
Ah interesting. thanks for the info.

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Not really from another country, but from another state.

I grew up in Texas, but some people say I have a northern accent. My dad is from Ohio, so...
I was surprised when I learned you were younger than me.

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Remember that one time Davetello thought I was black?
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Think that happens to the majority of women. Good old online/gaming default assumptions.
Tbh, online communities usually have way more active male than female users. The Drome is the only forum on the internet I've been part of where the number of male and female users is pretty even.

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People say I sound British despite me being born and raised in North Carolina
Does this mean people think you sound classy?

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I never understood why so many strangers or people you meet for the first time always ask you your nationality. It's like they're trying to judge you in case you're part of a race they have a bias against or something.

Every time I've started a new job or went somewhere I've never been before, I always get asked, "What are you? What's your nationality?" Like...why the hell do you care? I'm white, isn't that enough? Do I have to give you my whole backstory?

It's actually an annoying question. If I wasn't white I'd probably be even more annoyed by people constantly asking, "What are you?" WTF do you care?
Like what, out of the blue when they still barely know you? That seems rather rude and intrusive. I could see that if you were foreign... but you're American just like them. So why does that happen?

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I suppose on-line (no pics/names/other identifiers) you can get an incorrect image of someone, there have been maybe 2 members on here that for some reason I imagined to be female but they were male. Course you figure it out quickly.
More often I take female users for being male than the other way around. Sometimes male users can fool you, though.
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So I've watched some of April O'Neil's "videos." They were OK, the lesbian massage ones were the best ones. I skimmed through some of the others, but eh.

I've seen better.
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