One of the reasons I was laughing so hard when on the phone with novice_btm, DeeBlackthorne, and DJG was because none of them sound like what I expected. Not sure what I expected, but if I hadn't already seen pictures I would have thought DJG was from Newark, NJ he sounds like a northeast black man. I half expect to find out he drives a late model Cadillac modified to be a low rider with suicide doors and fuzzy dice. :biggrin1: Dee Blackthorne's voice sounds somewhat urban black male but with the faintest tinge of carribean islander. Very upbeat tone and timbre (probably due to the libations:tongue but definetely an educated black male . They were so loud I could barely here novice_btm in the background; but I would say he just sounds like a man, no discernible accent or ethnicity; but not bland either. I hope that made sense as it's late and I have had a few glasses of wine myself. :redface: Hearing the two of them talking and having such a good time made me feel like I had to represent (LMAO:tongue:) so I put on my best homegirl voice which I haven't felt the need to do in ages. It lasted all of maybe 2 minutes. :frown1: Fortunately, they were too drunk to notice as I fell back into my normal voice. Talking like an urban black person requires way too much effort for me. I literally couldn't hear some of what they said because I was so busy trying to think of how to speak without using proper syntax. :tongue::redface: Now here's the funny part, I sound like your average Central New Jersey white girl. I can't help it I am a product of my childhood environment. My best friend growing up was Jewish hence my proper use of certain yiddish words in some posts. Apparently when I'm really tired or inebriated I sound like either a NYC Jew or Brooklynn Italian girl. When people first meet me some think my voice is a put on, it's not. It's just who I am. :smile: The girls at the Curves I just started going to call me either cracker or white girl because of my voice and demeanor. Yes, it's annoying but I have had white people call me way worse. I really don't feel it's worth fighting over. Better Example: I used to date this Jamaican-American guy and I would get mad when he didn't return my calls. Turns out every time I left a message with his older sister (this was before cell phones) she refused to relay the message; because she didn't want her baby brother dating a white girl! I swear to God and Prada it's true. I finally had to go up there on her day off to have dinner so she could see my face and put it with the voice on the phone. That's the funny side of not sounding Black. The sad side is the dozen or so interviews I have been on in the past. I send in my resume, they call me and do a brief phone interview. They like what they hear and schedule an appointment. When I walk through the door I see the interviewers face fall as they look at me, look at my resume, then look back at me in disbelief. Do you sound like your ethnicity or nationality?