By toddfast on Jan 06, 2005
Hmm, is there an upsurge of general interest in linguistics lately? I just watched the last half of "Do You Speak American?" last night on PBS, and now Yahoo! is running a story on the Texas twang. I moved to Texas from the Midwest when I was 5, and aside from a few "y'alls" and the occasional "tump" or "fixin' to", I never picked up the accent. In fact, quite the opposite: the constant teasing over my nasal Midwesternisms purged nearly all regionalism from my speech.