Monday, June 12, 2006


Our weekend houseguest was describing her mother's Chicago accent, apparently considered amongst her friends to be the strongest Chicago accent they have ever encountered. We also talked a little about the Speech Accent Archive, and how much fun it is to spend significant chunks of time listening to Afrikaans and Mongolian accents reading an assigned paragraph about Stella, blue cheese, and going to the store for Brother Bob.

Speaking of this - we have in our posession a video of our friend T, being hounded by a group of us to please sing "Ring of Fire." I'm interested in posting said video to see if the Internet can figure out what his accent is* just from his slobbery interpretation of the horn section.

(* drunk Pennsylvanian)

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