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How to Have a Jersey Accent

Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn to have a New Jersey accent with these pointers. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Skip the last letter Replace the "r" at the end of a word with an "uh" sound and drop the last "g" in any word altogether. For example: "My sis-tuh is so vain; she's always lookin' in the mir-uh." Step 2: Say yoo If a word starts with "h," pronounce it as "yoo," as in "It's just yooman nature." Step 3: Skip middle consonants Skip over middle consonants, so "mittens" and "kittens" become "mih-ens" and "kih-ens." Tip For a hardcore Jersey accent, drop the "h" that follows a "t" so "thrifty" becomes trifty. Step 4: Pronounce "tt" as "dd" Pronounce double t's as double d's to have a Jersey accent, as in, "I'm waitin' for the mailman because I'm expectin' a ledder." Step 5: Say "aw" Pronounce some o's like "aw," as in: "Put the chawk-lit awn the table so the dawg can't reach it." Step 6: Change "I" to "e" Change the "i" in the middle of words to "ee," as in, "Those shoes are byoo-tee-ful." Step 7: Don't say "Joisey" Never refer to the Garden State as New Joisey." Contrary to popular belief, native Jerseyites pronounce the "r" in Jersey. Did You Know? Southern New Jersey natives owe some of their accent to the Italian and German immigrants who settled in nearby Philadelphia.
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