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However, the residents of Springfield have a huge range of accents, some of which clearly originate even outside the country such as Groundskeeper Willie 's Scottish accent. Most Springfield children and many adults speak with a regionally-nonspecific general American accent for example, Homer Simpsonas mostly heard throughout the Northern or Western United States.
A considerable number of the middle-aged generation of Springfield citizens, though, have an accent of the greater New York metropolitan area. Marge Simpson and Barney Gumble both exhibit rhotic, New York metropolitan accents as spoken, for example, in Long Island or North Jerseywhile Carl Carlson and Lenny Leonardas well as Moe Szyslak who is not a Springfield native, but who moved there as a young childall have authentically non-rhotic New York City accents as spoken, for example, in Brooklyn.
One possibility to explain Springfield's diversity of accents is that different socioeconomic groups in the town have different accents, or that the town is a linguistic melting pot, perhaps because it is located midway between a variety of dialectal regions.
Ned Flanders' comment that Springfield borders Ohio, Nevada, Maine, and Kentucky, though geographically impossible, would lend credit to this theory.
In the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, there is a Springfield, a Shelbyville, and even a Simpsonville within fifty air miles of each other, and Shelbyville and Simpsonville are even in the same county. However, that episode featured the Simpson family as actors "playing" roles of themselves, and the events depicted in the episode are considered non-canon.
In " The Italian Bob ", Homer gives an old Italian woman a mug with the word "Kentucky" printed on it, offending the woman according to the woman, Kentucky means "whore" in Italianimplying they come from Kentucky. As a matter of coincidence, Springfield, Kentucky also happens to lie within the borders of Simpson County.
In " Sweets and Sour Marge ", Mr. Burns tells Homer that he needs him to help him smuggle in sugar from south of the border, to which Homer replies, "Oh, you mean Tennessee?
In another episode, Ned Flanders asks Homer if he wants to go with him south of the border and Homer replies, "Woo hoo, Tennessee! Springfield, KY is also only around fifty miles from Fort Knox.
Additionally, there are frequent mentions throughout episodes of the state capital, Capital City. The capital of Kentucky, Frankfort, has an airport named "Capital City Airport" and is located within an hour's drive of Springfield, Shelbyville and Simpsonville. In " Bart vs. A factor that could rule out Kentucky is the fact that Springfield's state borders an ocean, whereas Kentucky is landlocked.
When discussing the state flag and the appearance of the Confederate battle flag on it, the Capital City Goofball the Capital City representative to the State Congress notes that it is especially embarrassing due to Springfield being in a northern state, whereas Kentucky is considered a Southern state.
However, it also must be noted that Kentucky never seceded from the Union during the American Civil War, although the state's loyalties were bitterly divided and a rump Confederate government was established in the western portion of the state. Geographically, there are many things against the Simpsons living in Kentucky.
The state is both too small and is not close to the ocean. Also, very few citizens have a southern accent, which would be common in most parts of Kentucky. Kentucky is very close to the ocean and Great Lakes two hours east and north, respectively.
Also, in one of Kentucky's largest cities, Louisville, very few people have southern accents. Burns under longevity treatment that there was a UFO sighting in "the heartland of America". This would lead to somewhere in the Midwest, such as Kentucky.
He commented that the fictional Springfield is based on Springfield, Oregon, located south of Portland. Like the Simpson family, the Groenings lived on Evergreen Terrace. While Portland does not border nethier an ocean nor a desert, the Pacific and the Oregon High Desert are relatively close by.
Montgomery Burns' name is derived from Portland's Montgomery Park.
Groening was a student at Lincoln High School at the time of its construction. Some of the members of the Simpson and Bouvier family are named after Matt Groening's parents and siblings: However, Groening substituted Bart for his own name.
Groening also confirmed recently that Springfield was in fact based on Springfield, Oregon. The basis and background of the characters names have no meaning to the state the city lies in, in terms of the series. Also, Groening who has liberal-leaning political views does not want his creation living in a red-state like was originally intended.
In " Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em ", Bart is in an arcade with old games, one of which is Polybius, which is said to have only appeared in arcades in the Portland, Oregon area.
In " Stop or My Dog will Shoot! In effort to get out, Homer repeatedly throws Lisa into the air to try and find an exit. The state of Washington is north of the Oregon boarder, so it could mean that the family lives in the Washington state. Oregon is absolutely nowhere near the "heartland", which usually describes the Midwest.
At least on one occasion, this was brought into doubt, as seen in " We're on the Road to D'oh-where ", where Homer says "I have to drive to Oregon". This makes the possibility of them living in Ohio questionable, although it is possible that they simply live a short distance away from Dayton.
Florida This could be ruled out in "Special Edna", in which a sign in Springfield shows the distance to Orlando too far for Springfield to be in the same state. And even then, it would, again, have to be a large one.
There is also further evidence to disprove this point in " Kill the Alligator and Run ", in which the family goes on a vacation to Florida which Homer refers to as "America's Wang" and are prohibited from returning.
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After the Simpsons are expelled from Florida, Marge and Homer mark that state on a map, which shows only two states remaining that still welcome the Simpsons: Arizona and North Dakota, but Homer crosses out Arizona because "it smells funny" and it is mockingly announced that the Simpsons are going to North Dakota, but logically, the only remaining state on a map would have to be the state in which the Simpsons reside.
Also, Florida is a Southern state, meaning the aforementioned comment in " Bart vs. However, it frequently snows in Springfield, which overwhelmingly rules out the state as being the Simpsons' home, since snow in Florida is rare and only falls a few times per generation in most parts. Also, there are many tall mountains in Springfield i.
Thus, Springfield would be located in southern Texas.
Another reference is in " The Bob Next Door ", where it took the Simpson family only a few minutes to get to Mexico, and since Texas borders the ocean and Mexico, it could be considered the place.
However, this can be dismissed, because Texas does not border five different states on one side. Also, in " Radioactive Man ", when the group making the film is looking for a location to film in, there is an ad for Texas and also sees an ad for Springfield, further ruling out this Texas.
In Who Shot Mr. Part TwoChief Wiggum says "No jury's gonna convict a baby. Uh, maybe Texas", making it even less likely that they are in Texas. It, too, is a Southern state, so the comment about Springfield being in a Northern state provides more evidence. However, this is non-canon. Homer Simpson ", when he arrives in New York, Homer tells the rest of the family, "Now remember, criminals prey on small-town folk like us, so if anyone asks we're sophisticated millionaires from the Ozarks.
New Jersey In one episode, Lisa writes a letter to Mr.
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Burnsand the letter is sent to C. Montgomery Burns, SpringfieldNew Jersey. In " Marge Simpson in: