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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:10 PM

58. The West. 96%

The midland 95%.

I would have said that tv and radio use "the west," as in "you don't have an accent." I would have thought that "the midland" would be quite a bit different than "the west."

Why? Because I was born in MO, and raised after the age of 7, in the west, where I absorbed that non-accent. I recognized the difference growing up, and can still pinpoint those differences when I hear them. They aren't that close. Unfortunately, I can remember constantly trying to correct my mother's pronunciations when I was a kid. To this day, at the age of 74, she tries not to say "worsh," but it comes out "wash" like "bash" instead of "wash" like "bosh." I still notice all those little differences in her speech, and in other relatives from KS and MO.

I was told, when I spent a few months in Atlanta, including my 5th birthday, that I had a "southern" accent for a bit when I got back home. It didn't last.

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