Interesting. I grew up in NJ, in what might be considered a suburb of NYC, we never would have said we were from NY, though when I moved to PA, then later OH, there were people who announced they recognized my NY accent. Ah, close, and I was actually born there, but no, the accent and the address is Jersey.
Originally Posted by KurlyKae

I'm from NJ. I'm always accused of having a NY accent. It's annoying. Because there is a difference between NY and NJ accents, but people don't take the time to know the difference. It's like saying someone has a "southern accent"...which one?
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
To my ear, they sound the same. Makes sense since I've never lived in either one to learn the difference.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls

And there's more than one NJ accent. Just like folks in Philadelphia don't sound like folks in Pittsburgh.