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Dialects

Your Guide to the Maine Accent

Down East Magazine | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Down East Magazine

Nancy Hopkins-Davisson never really heard herself until she heard herself on television. The year was 1975, and Nancy -- then just Hopkins, a high-school student born and raised on the island of North Haven -- was one of three young people interviewed for a Maine Public Broadcasting documentary about island life.

Overheard in Minnesota, Dontcha Know?

Kari Haugeto | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

It might be too much to call this place inclusive. It's unforgiving winters -- oh, I know, you were waiting for that -- ensure that only the hearty call a place like this home. But Minneapolis is culturally diverse in a way few American cities are.

Empty Billfolders May Shutter The Dictionary Of American Regional English

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts

Language-lovers across the U.S. have the mulligrubs this month, and with good reason. The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE), which has ca...

Girl Perfectly Demonstrates What Languages Sound Like To Foreigners

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.06.2014 | Comedy

What do you sound like to a foreigner? 19-year-old Finnish YouTube user Sara is here to unveil the mystery. Although she is speaking total gibberi...

How to Speak with a British Accent (VIDEO)

Kate Thomas | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Kate Thomas

I'm in London right now. And as I walk through the streets I can't help but to mimic the accents I hear. But the honest truth is that I'm not so good at it!

The Accidental Caucasian

Cassandra Jackson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Black Voices
Cassandra Jackson

I found myself relating to the fraught situations that they experienced, particularly in regard to racial passing. You see, I have been passing for white. I know what you are thinking: How is a brown-skinned black woman with an afro passing for white?

Eyes in My Eyes

Terry Marotta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Marotta

I had a lesson in diversity last week in New Orleans, where I found myself so completely out of my element that when a couple of young women kept calling me "Ma'am" I took their tone for sarcastic.