I moved to columbus as a teen and was constantly asked to say Mom and Pop because the kids there thought it was funny. they all sounded like stoopid southerners to me! After returning to CLE 10 years later, our accent is very clear in my ears. Not everyone here has it, but it's real, folks.
I work in sales and have grown up in the Cleveland area my whole life. I can assure you we have an accent that I wasn't even aware of it until a few years ago. When my company has national sales meetings and sales reps from all over the country come together they all make fun of the way I talk. It's very subtle to use but I can assure you it's there. Literally it's the running joke at sales meetings. Hi I'm Aaa-shley I'm from Cleee-vel-aaand. I find it humorous and unique so I don't mind. Good article!
The denial is strong in here. Cleveland does have an accent. Listen to the Triv Show, that's it.
Nope, born and raised in NEO and I've never spoken like this or noticed anyone I know who speaks like this.
I've lived in Cleveland my entire life and NEVER have I said 'kee-yan-dee' for 'candy' or 'cot' for 'cat'. That's how people from the Pittsburgh area say it, not people from the Cleveland area. I'm confused.....
Having lived here my whole life, I didn't really notice the NEO or upper-rust belt accent until I moved away. I assure you, friends, after hearing the difference... if your husband's name is Todd, you're calling him Tahd, not Todd. Naht that there's anything wrong with that, but we definitely sound weird anywhere else we go. Think how somebody from Wisconsin sounds to you; that's how we sound to everyone outside of this area.
I have lived in Northeast Ohio my entire life. I don't know anyone who pronounced cat or candy that way. I have traveled extensively and people have actually asked me to repeat particular phrases for them because they say that have never heard anyone speak so properly and without an accent of any sort. When I tell them where I am from they say, "Oh - that's why!"
If there is such a deep accent here, it would have been helpful to hear of more than two examples ...
Excellent article, but the claim that the Northern Cities Sound Shift represents "the largest transformation of spoken English in more than a thousand years" is pretty obviously absurd. How about the Great Vowel Shift or the cumulative phonological processes that led us from Old > Middle > Early Modern > Modern English?
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I used to caddy for Mike Trikilis. He was the rudest and cheapest bastard you'd ever want to me. He had the most expensive clubs, Callaways, and couldn't play worth a shit. He used to smoke cigars that looked like crooked twigs off a dead tree.
I went through the Mic-O-Say hazing back in the late nineties. We were insulted, pushed and aggressively made to stand in a certain way, forced to stand and sit for what seemed endless amounts of time, definitely ran in the dark, and forced to drink that awful concoction out of a shell or horn. Who knows what elements of all this I'm forgetting now. Sorry to all of you who witnessed more serious secrets and have to live with it.
Yeah, I saw the mess when I attended and promptly switched back to public school. The curriculum was a JOKE at best. Prior to leaving the school, I was about to be skipped 2 grade levels from 10 to 12. I love the in-depth coverage of the farce! Good work.
Why not have it mandatory that police officers carry malpractice insurance like doctors?
I went to Camp Seven Ranges & participated in the first year Pipestone ceremony. While I certainly wouldn't call it traumatizing, I definitely think it qualifies as hazing. I was roughed up & manhandled; at one point I was pushed down a hillside because I wasn't moving fast enough. I find it odd that so many young men apparently are interested in repeating what is a rather unpleasant experience. I had no desire to return to Camp Seven Ranges. Mainly, I found the whole experience rather stupid & pointless as a 12 year old. And I still do.
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There's more than a hundred women in that lead pic; did they all keel over from heat prostration ?? This is rather childish. Why're the pics censored?? Aren't we supposed to know what breasts and pubic areas look like??
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