When did Cannonball lose his accent?

#1 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38849 posts) - - Show Bio

I remember he used to have an accent. I just now noticed he doesn't any more. Anybody know when the change occurred?

#2 Posted by comix christian (85 posts) - - Show Bio

I still see him do it somestimes....like saying "ah" instead of "I" it just depends on the writer wether or not he has it.
#3 Posted by Ouija (362 posts) - - Show Bio
@comix christian said:
I still see him do it somestimes....like saying "ah" instead of "I" it just depends on the writer wether or not he has it.

Ditto, it's the writer.....he still has it now and then.
#4 Posted by Tigerstriper (455 posts) - - Show Bio

In the writers' defense, some people will pick up or lose an accent depending on several things. When I was younger, whenever I would visit my cousins I would notice that I ended up talking more like them after a while.

#5 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

@Tigerstriper said:

In the writers' defense, some people will pick up or lose an accent depending on several things. When I was younger, whenever I would visit my cousins I would notice that I ended up talking more like them after a while.

Very true, but I think you're crediting some writers a little too much ;)

Accents are strange though. Some writers seem keen to move away from clichéd accents, while others love to play with regional stereotypes. Sometimes it can add character, most imes it seems kinda cheesy... but I must admit that Ah miss it when Sam says 'Ah' ;)

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#6 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

@xerox_kitty said:

Accents are strange though. Some writers seem keen to move away from clichéd accents, while others love to play with regional stereotypes. Sometimes it can add character, most imes it seems kinda cheesy... but I must admit that Ah miss it when Sam says 'Ah' ;)

Not to go on a Xerox quoting spree but having Cliché accents can be both a good and a bad thing, taking into account that non-clichéd accents don't really translate into comics all that well since we can't actually hear what's happening. Thus, that's why Cliché accents can be quite good, because we can actually notice that they have an accent and thus it can add to the character. Also I caught Sam using 'Ah' in Legacy [either that or WATX]. It was when he was arguing with his sister, I'm quite sure it was Legacy [though not the most recent one that came out last week].

#7 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp: Rant away, mon ami! I used to hate most accents, but I think I was more fixated on the amount of time that Scottish characters 'sounded' ;) They remind me of Big Yellow Taxi; you don't know what you've got till their gone ;)

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#8 Posted by Tigerstriper (455 posts) - - Show Bio

Makes you miss Moira MacTaggert doesn't it?

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