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Old Posted Jan 27, 2014, 1:31 AM
P. Alouishous P. Alouishous is offline
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Compared to Western Canada, there's a much greater variety of accents in Ontario, Anglo Quebec, and Atlantic Canada (especially Newfoundland). I'm sure it's because the Eastern half of the country is much older. There's even more variety among the French Canadian accents and these communities are even older.

You see the same thing in the US, with older places like Boston and New York having very distinct regional accents, while people in newer Western states as dispersed as California, Colorado, and Washington all sound the same.

Personally, I love having a lot of variability in accents. Even accents I don't like the sound of (eg, Boston or Long Island) add a ton of character to those regions and the people who live there. I wish there was more accent variety in Western Canada, but to me everyone sounds the same whether they're from cities, rural areas, Alberta or BC.
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