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Reasoning why
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riverbank From: riverbank Date: January 14th, 2003 12:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
great quote

accents and dialects are what makes languages so interesting. i get quite annoyed at the television for having the majority of vanilla (not meaning particularly white) american accents. my favorites are drawly or gutteral whatever the proper terms are (southern, rural, and outback).

i'm not very proper in language usage, having a fading rural accent where beginnings and ends drop off occationally. never was a good speller either. gets on my nerves that it's still alright in this country to think someone with a hick accent or an innercity dialect is somehow uneducated.a
komos From: komos Date: January 14th, 2003 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think it's ultimately human nature to look upon some dialects with greater awe than others. This is one of the reasons why someone with a proper Queen's English dialect are initially assumed to be more intelligent than, say, someone from Downeast Maine. I think this is where the "more or less fashionable" comes into play.
komos From: komos Date: January 14th, 2003 02:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have poor editing skills. Should read "...is initially assumed..."
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