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Re: American dialogue

Post by Nick » January 19th, 2010, 5:39 pm

Terry wrote:I agree with the others. The holiday was the only blip for me. Nice job. Why don't you post some more?

A novel written by an English woman, I read a few years ago, had a few British phrases said by Americans. So it is wise to check.

I saw a funny video a while ago about an English woman going to a language coach to learn American. The midwestern accent is now considered American English. I'm from Boston and I can't even manage a midwestern accent. The "R"'s. If I can find that video, I'll post it.
Well the Appalachian accent has always kind of been "stock American" for British TV shows, I've noticed, going as far back as the 1960s. Not that far off, midwest accent, I mean.

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Re: American dialogue

Post by Terry » January 19th, 2010, 7:04 pm

Nick, I've seen that too, here and there.

I think the Midwest won the American-English wars. In fact, I might go so far as to say, the Midwest is the real America and the rest of us are faux Americans. People in Florida often ask me if I'm English. There are a lot of midwesterners in Florida:)

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