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Saturday, November 20, 2010


Something odd about that one. It puts me as "neutral," meaning MidWest.

I have some vowel sounds I picked up from my mother, probably (but she's from Connecticut / Florida), but other than that would have described my accent as fairly southern.

Sometime back in 1948 or so, I was in a small ice cream parlor in northern California. The woman behind the soda bar asked me if I was from NY.No, I said, from Connecticut. "Same thing," she said. Now I wonder if Petaluma, Calif is "same thing? as L.A., Calif.

I'm "neutral" in my accent, but I believe that is because I am a trained singer. However, the quizzes that are based upon regional lexicons are quite telling!

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