You Say Potato; I Say………

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“An accent is the unique way that speech is pronounced by a group of people speaking the same language.” (Words Of Wisdom)

The way we speak can be so diverse.  Everyone speaks with an accent.  We don’t think we speak with an accent and when someone says, “I love your accent”, if you’re like me, you think to yourself; “I don’t have an accent”!

Recently there was a poll taken of the sexiest accent in the world and the Irish Accent of Colin Farrell,  Liam Neeson and Michael Fassbender won first place, hands down!  I have to admit that having an Irish background causes me to agree with this 100%.

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When I’ve travelled over to Northern Ireland to visit my relatives, I do notice the difference in accents of people who live in different parts of the country.

Accents reflect unique characteristics and background of a person and most people take great pride in their accents.

Can you identify where a person is from when you listen to them speak?  I can easily identify someone from England, Scotland, France, Australia and Ireland; however, there are many accents that are difficult for me to distinguish.

The most interesting place to hear a variety of voices would be the airports.

When I do travel over to Ireland and will be standing in a store speaking to my cousin, I see people turn to look when I speak  They guess right away that I am a visitor from either the U.S. or Canada.  I live very close to Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. and citizens of Detroit have a unique way of speaking and I can tell right away they are from that area when I hear them talk.

Isn’t it wonderful that we are all unique in many ways!  We can be so diverse yet also be the same!

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