|What American accent do you have? (Best version so far)Southern
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Well, I guess that makes sense. My accent isn’t as thick as some of my Southern bretheren, and as Mike said in his post I also worked at flattening my accent because at the time I was in school (late 70s – early 80s) the Southern accent automatically lowered your IQ by 20 points in non-Southerner’s eyes. I attribute this to the TV shows at the time – Dukes of Hazzard, Carter Country, etc.
Now, I’m older, and I don’t concentrate on it as much. It is my “natural” accent – I am an Atlanta native (one of the few left), and I have lived in the South my whole life (even when in the USAF!). So, I guess this result makes sense. I’m comfortable with it.
Post your results here, if you wish – I’m curious to see where the rest of you fall, especially my non-American readers!
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