27 Dec

Nice post! Thank you so much! I also prefer to the sound of the Adele!

Brain Waves

 Mark Twain’s Classic Huckleberry Finn begins with an explanation to readers:

“In this book a number of dialects are used, to wit:  the Missouri negro dialect ; the extremest form of the backwoods South-Western dialect ; the ordinary “Pike-Country” dialect ; and four modified varieties of this last… I make this explanation for the reason that without it many readers would suppose that all these characters were trying to talk alike and not succeeding.” (1884)

My article below concerning something we all have–accents– was first published in my blogs for Scientific American and Huffington Post.

 KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA           Studies have shown that whether you are from the North or South, a Southern twang pegs the speaker as comparatively dimwitted, but also likely to be a nicer person than folks who speak like a Yankee.  Stereotypes based on accent are deep rooted and they have profound consequences.  Accents influence who…

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