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where's Lance's "drawl" ?(12 posts)

where's Lance's "drawl" ?climbo
Jul 25, 2002 9:13 AM
he's from Texas right? Was he born there? He sure doesn't sound like a Texan. OK, maybe I'm an ignorant foreigner but I thought he would have some kind of recognizable Texas sound in his voice. Please explain...
Not all Texan's have a drawlDave Hickey
Jul 25, 2002 9:17 AM
Lance was born in Plano,TX. Plano is a suburb of Dallas and the closer you are to big cities the less drawl you have.
Not all Texan's have a drawlsteve-z
Jul 25, 2002 9:36 AM
I'm from Dallas and have no drawl.

Lance does however, say "Fraance" as opposed to "Frawnce" which is actually kind of cool, considering that he speaks French and knows better. After all, we don't call him "Lawnce"...
Same here. I have no drawl. -nmTig
Jul 25, 2002 5:44 PM
Not all Texan's have a drawlclimbo
Jul 25, 2002 9:41 AM
I guess my Texas experience's have not been close enough to the city. San Antonio, Cotulla and the border towns past there.
i hear this all the time...EpicX
Jul 25, 2002 9:45 AM
lived near/in Dallas all my life. No detectable accent. Whenever i meet someone in/from a different state they ask why i don't have one. It's like we're all supposed to talk like LBJ or Nolan Ryan or something............
What city do live in? I'm in North Richland Hills.. nmDave Hickey
Jul 25, 2002 9:54 AM
hey Bush is from around therecyclopathic
Jul 25, 2002 11:17 AM
and you can't say he has "no detectable accent" ;)
Maybe the diff in IQ? hmm
you mean he doesn't sound like foghorn leghorn?ColnagoFE
Jul 25, 2002 9:54 AM
ahhh son? i tells ya son i'm a gonna win that there tour dee france thingy
Having live in rural Oklahoma for 8 years...Slowclimber
Jul 25, 2002 10:03 AM
I can say that not everybody in the south has an accent. In fact I can see why they get the inbreeding jokes all the time. Accents in the rural parts of Oklahoma and Texas vary quite a bit from town to town. Where I lived in western Oklahoma most people in the town didn't have much of an accent. However in the town 15 miles away many there had a very thick accent. Go another 15 miles and and the accent wasn't as thick but had a different sound to it.

I did notice that the big cities however did have less of an accent overall but it was still pretty prevelant. It just depends on where you grow up and whether or not that town has an accent or not.

I can tell a small accent in Lance but it's not enough for most people to tell. He does however talk very slowly which is another trait you will find in the western south part of the US.

Spend some time down there and it will give you a whole new experience in life. I personally will take the northwest any day over the south.
re: where's Lance's "drawl" ?clintb
Jul 25, 2002 11:01 AM
You're right, he doesn't have the typical Texas drawl. Neither do I and I, like him, grew up in Plano and graduated from the same senior high the same year. He's never had the Texan accent that I can recall, neither did most of our mutual friends/riding buddies.

It's not as common as you'd think.
He had to give it up when he learned French....nmRode Warrior
Jul 25, 2002 1:00 PM