A study in dialects

... of English:

The nomenclature for the US accents is wildly incorrect, but these are good renditions of something.

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Not bad. He attempted quite a few.

By NewEnglandBob (not verified) on 07 Oct 2010 #permalink

I used to work with a guy who would drop into accents when he was on the phone. Uncontrollably. It seemed to be a little stress related. If he was nervous about the call, it was more likely he'd end up in an accent.

By Rich Wilson (not verified) on 07 Oct 2010 #permalink