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Where Did You Learn to Talk Like That?
Where is your accent on this map of American English dialects? This is so fun! Click near your hometown and you can hear examples of what folks from your area sound like. If you can’t find it, Rick Aschmann, the creator of this crazy thing, asks that you send him a sample. Mine would include the following gems: lanteren, patteren, westeren, melk and iggs, warsh, pellow, grodge, crick, accrost, brocco-lie, codden, Eye-talian, thinkin, workin, parkin (in fact, just remove all g’s from the end of “ing”), and bolth. [via]