Just curious. Do you actualy say “You betcha?” Do you say it with a
Staten Island/Brooklyn Accent?
Only as homage to my adopted hometown. I don’t truly grok it as part of my vocabulary, per se, and it sounds a bit silly coming out of my mouth. As far as my accent–according to reports from people who have known me here for several years, I seem to be losing my (never entirely strong) NY accent. For a while I protested that I really had an accent–and now it seems it is fading.
On the other hand, NY culture runs strong in my blood. I get into good natured arguments about the right form and style of pizza, to say nothing of bagels, and clam chowder…