Christmas in Glen Burnie–Funny?

A holiday song about Glen Burnie has created some interesting conversation on the Internet.

A song called "Christmas in Glen Burnie" has been on YouTube for four years, featuring two carolers with the infamous "Balmer" accent singing about the lights and decorations around Glen Burnie and south Baltimore.

But the tone of the song left some viewers debating the prevalence of the dialect among locals.

"I lived here my whole life and nobody has an accent like that," said love2sing432.

"That is a regler balmor accent. They drink weter (water) and put der (their) dishes in da zinc (the sinc) hon," said Rose Cupelli.

So what do you think–is the accent accurate or overdone? Tell us in the comments.

Colleen Weeks Barrett December 24, 2012 at 04:33 PM
LOL - I can spot that accent from 1000 miles away. I lived there for over 20 years, and even though it's only "slightly" exaggerated, this is what the natives from that area sound like. They just don't realize it! :)
Maribel Ibrahim December 26, 2012 at 05:43 PM
I think this song is hysterical, especially since I'm not a native of the area. However, having lived in Anne Arundel County for more than 15 years, yes, Marylanders from here sound like that! I loved the local references, especially the MVA and the Honey Bee.


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