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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; I was on a flight to New Orleans yesterday after a week away, and in the boarding area of the airport it occurred to me that I hadn't heard a New Orleans accent for a week. What that New Orleans ...

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New Orleans in the brackets of Gawker's "America's Ugliest Accent" tournament

I was on a flight to New Orleans yesterday after a week away, and in the boarding area of the airport it occurred to me that I hadn't heard a New Orleans accent for a week. What that New Orleans accent is*is hard to say, exactly; there are so many "New Orleans" accents that the famous Rick Aschmann map of "North American English Dialects" has to have its own special inset for New Orleans:

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