Accents are pretty interresting when you think about where they cross from one to another geographically. My wife came from New Jersey, and her and her sisters got teased pretty bad. first day at school the cloths they wore back east were gone after the first day, along with accents not being accepted. Accents from different regions, are usually intriging on one hand and down right annoying on another. I think our generation equates the Boston, New England accents, to JFK, the Kennedy era of Politics, Ive League schools, etc. I think there are also differnt kinds of Hispanic accents, and a big difference between genuine Old Mexico roots which I love, and what I am more exposed to, Americanized Southern Califonia inner city hispanic accents and culture. 2 accents I positively can't stand, are the hispanic gang trash jargon and accents, and can not stand the affluent Valley Girl phony talk. What used to be the Califonia surfer girl image with accents in my era dissappeared.
My friend parents were from Austrialia growing up, which I loved, and they were also really nice people to all the kids.
I grew up in Buffalo, and always was intrigued by the French Canadian accents.
Mrs G2 being from New Jersey and has Italian roots, grew up exposed to the different ethnic neighborhoods in Newark. They were difinatly seperated in those years, like in New York City.