[Spridgets] WTH?

R.B. Evans b-evans at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 7 15:39:56 MDT 2011

WeslakeMonza1330 wrote:  "I'm a white man born and bred in the city and 
living in country market town where everyone is white but talk with a 
different accent to my own."

But Daniel, you live in Great Britain where to hear a different accent, all 
you need do is walk to the next village!  Why, even London has been a city 
with a multitude of accents.  I have always been amazed at the vast array of 
accents and unique phrases to be found in such a small island.  From Geordie 
to Yorkshire, there are a multitude of accents, many of which will 
automatically assign popular characteristics to those with certain dialects. 
I have always put it down to Americans having a far greater spatial 
mobility.  In America, with so much land, there was a far greater ability 
for people to move about, seeking new land and new opportunities, thereby 
integrating the spoken word on a more sectional basis.

Buster Evans 

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