I've noticed that too.
Posted by Lu on April 24, 1998 at 01:38:06:
In response to Which begs the question....., written by Marie B on April 22, 1998 at 07:22:32
I go to Montana every summer, and every year I notice that although the locals have a distinct accent, or maybe tempo is a better way to describe, the news broadcasters all talk like yankees. Or maybe not like "yankees" (I'm not really sure how a yankee would talk), but in what I percieve to be "no accent." I'm from Connecticut, close to NYC, but not close enough to tawk like ah Ne Yawkah. I do talk fast though, according to my parents ("kidspeech," they call it. My question is, do they teach broadcasters to talk in a certain way? Who decides which accent is "right?" Do they have to import people to teach it? Hmmm... seems like a lot of trouble for something pretty inconsequential.
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