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What kind of accent is this?

The hell

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by Anonymousreply 61Last Saturday at 4:47 PM

Walkenese.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Saturday at 12:04 PM

I wouldl say European native but picked up some New York along the way

by Anonymousreply 2Last Saturday at 12:07 PM

Why does this seem like it’s a scene from a movie?

by Anonymousreply 3Last Saturday at 12:08 PM

He went to Tulane, so perhaps he's from New Orleans. The New Orleans accent has hints of a Bronx accent.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Saturday at 12:08 PM

He sounds East Coast. Boston? Jersey?

by Anonymousreply 5Last Saturday at 12:10 PM

Sounds like one parent was from Brooklyn and one parent was from Wales.

When you hear him say "year" as "yur", some Welsh do that.

by Anonymousreply 6Last Saturday at 12:10 PM

Sounds like a Boston accent to me.

by Anonymousreply 7Last Saturday at 12:15 PM

It sounds like he had a bad speech impediment that he worked on - similar to how Elmer Fudd sounded.

by Anonymousreply 8Last Saturday at 12:15 PM

Whatever that is, it sounds more like a speech impediment than an accent to me.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Saturday at 12:16 PM

Good one, R9. I thought he had a cold, perhaps.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Saturday at 12:18 PM

Hearing impairment? Otherwise, as R4 said, New Orleans, which can sound like New York until you get a little twang or two here and there.

Love his autumnal coloring and wardrobe.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Saturday at 12:21 PM

I heard hearing impairment mixed with East coast accent around New York.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Saturday at 12:24 PM

He went to Tulane, so the posters who said New Orleans were probably correct.

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by Anonymousreply 13Last Saturday at 12:27 PM

R1 thank you for making me laugh. As for the accent it’s multi faceted in its oddness. Could be partly a speech impediment and it’s difficult to tell if he is a foreign English who is trying to sound American or what. I can’t tell.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Saturday at 12:30 PM

For the people saying New Orleans... are you joking? I have never ever heard someone from New Orleans sound like this.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Saturday at 12:39 PM

Why yes I have R15. Think that R4 got it right. My ex was from NOLA and he and his friends spoke like this.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Saturday at 12:41 PM

We're from France.

by Anonymousreply 17Last Saturday at 12:43 PM

He's really handsome.

by Anonymousreply 18Last Saturday at 12:46 PM

It's an East Coast accent, but he has a noticeable rhoticism (better known as the Elmer Fudd speech impediment).

He's kind of cute.

by Anonymousreply 19Last Saturday at 12:46 PM

R11 I also love his sense of style, especially the prim, professional clothing juxtaposed with the earring.

by Anonymousreply 20Last Saturday at 12:47 PM

It sounds nothing like a New Orleans accent.

by Anonymousreply 21Last Saturday at 12:49 PM

He has an annoying vocal fry mixed in there.

by Anonymousreply 22Last Saturday at 12:53 PM

Sounds like someone who grew up speaking two languages in the home. Maybe Danish & American English?

by Anonymousreply 23Last Saturday at 12:55 PM

Sounds like a European guy who is trying hard to take on an American accent. If he's from Britain he's more likely to be either Scottish or Welsh or from some area of England that has a very strong accent.

by Anonymousreply 24Last Saturday at 12:57 PM

He's kind of adorable. I hear Edith Ann.

by Anonymousreply 25Last Saturday at 12:58 PM

Reminds me of that scene from 30 Rock where Jack was talking to someone with a strange, unidentifiable accent.

[quote]Jack: What insolvent country do you come from?

[quote]Receptionist: New Jersey. I'm just a weirdo.

by Anonymousreply 26Last Saturday at 12:59 PM

Why don’t you ask him?

Christopher.Weaver@wsj.com

by Anonymousreply 27Last Saturday at 1:01 PM

He's hot. I can overlook the speech impediment.

by Anonymousreply 28Last Saturday at 1:03 PM

Eek. I knew the hair was heading in that direction. He looks like someone who'll murder their spouse.

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by Anonymousreply 29Last Saturday at 1:07 PM

He's right up there with Dr. Zeke Emmanuel.

by Anonymousreply 30Last Saturday at 1:09 PM

I thought I heard bits of Irish in there combined with BAAHston. But overall it was bizarre and sounded fake and put on.

by Anonymousreply 31Last Saturday at 1:13 PM

No way is he a Brit. Brits exaggerate Rs when they try to sound American. I heard one pronounce Philadelphia as Philadelphierr.

by Anonymousreply 32Last Saturday at 1:16 PM

I think it's a speech impediment because it sounds like he doesn't have a natural cadence.

by Anonymousreply 33Last Saturday at 1:42 PM

Unless he has a speech impediments, I find people annoying who mumble their way through a conversation like that. I had trouble even understanding what he was talking about.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Saturday at 1:42 PM

He was very shifty. I expect it was his first time on camera.

by Anonymousreply 35Last Saturday at 1:43 PM

[quote]He was very shifty. I expect it was his first time on camera.

Or, maybe he was just self-conscious, since he has a speech impediment that inspires internet debate 9 years later.

by Anonymousreply 36Last Saturday at 2:00 PM

He didn't stumble over his words...

by Anonymousreply 37Last Saturday at 2:02 PM

Sounds good to me!

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by Anonymousreply 38Last Saturday at 2:26 PM

Bet he's got a 16 oz beer can in his pantalones.

by Anonymousreply 39Last Saturday at 2:27 PM

A beard in 2011. Rather fashionably prescient.

by Anonymousreply 40Last Saturday at 2:32 PM

I want to fuck him.

by Anonymousreply 41Last Saturday at 3:09 PM

He is cute, you have to give him that.

by Anonymousreply 42Last Saturday at 3:11 PM

He is extremely faceable and very handsome.

by Anonymousreply 43Last Saturday at 3:12 PM

*Fuckable! Stupid auto correct.

by Anonymousreply 44Last Saturday at 3:13 PM

[quote]He is cute, you have to give him that.

I didn't know blindness was an after effect of the 'rona. He's average at best.

by Anonymousreply 45Last Saturday at 3:13 PM

260 views • 3 Jan 2011

Lol how the fuck did you find this, OP?

by Anonymousreply 46Last Saturday at 3:31 PM

It sounds slightly Irish. He looks a bit Irish too.

by Anonymousreply 47Last Saturday at 3:46 PM

It sounds slightly Irish. He looks a bit Irish too.

by Anonymousreply 48Last Saturday at 3:46 PM

Irish accents are rhotic.

by Anonymousreply 49Last Saturday at 3:48 PM

It's not "musical" enough to be Irish. The Scots and the Irish have very melodious accents. As Henry Higgins points out in My Fair Lady, "The Scots and the Irish leave you close to tears."

by Anonymousreply 50Last Saturday at 3:55 PM

I think he's got an adenoidal problem, blocked nostrils and a deviated septum.

'He’s from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and is a graduate of Tulane University. He worked briefly for nonprofit health care organizations in Louisiana before entering journalism.'

He was cute,

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by Anonymousreply 51Last Saturday at 3:59 PM

And family judging by that pose (and his natty dressing + earring combo in the OP).

by Anonymousreply 52Last Saturday at 4:00 PM

Whatever accent it is, he keeps dropping the "g" off of words ending in "-ing".

by Anonymousreply 53Last Saturday at 4:01 PM

r51, did you steal that photo from his AOL profile?

by Anonymousreply 54Last Saturday at 4:02 PM

These kind of threads make me wonder if one day I'll wander onto the site and see a thread about myself. Would I dare click on it?

by Anonymousreply 55Last Saturday at 4:03 PM

That's no accent, he's wearing rubber lips.

by Anonymousreply 56Last Saturday at 4:27 PM

He has a nice sense of style. I never would have dreamed that an orange v-neck would work with a lavender shirt, but it clearly does (my dad was right--"all reds match," he used to tell me when i was growing up). They look particularly natty with that cool brown tweedy blazer and nice tie. And he's got great hair and great eyebrows.

On second listen, he absolutely does have a marked speech impediment.

by Anonymousreply 57Last Saturday at 4:31 PM

He is simultaneously speaking and breathing through his mouth.

I'm surprised he doesn't have medication on his desk and a handkerchief at his painfully-blocked nose.

He's still cute (though I suppose he's lost more of his hair since then).

by Anonymousreply 58Last Saturday at 4:35 PM

mumble, slur, mutter

by Anonymousreply 59Last Saturday at 4:39 PM

Is this who we want to get pregnant by tonight?

by Anonymousreply 60Last Saturday at 4:43 PM

We don't have uteruses.

by Anonymousreply 61Last Saturday at 4:47 PM
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