Monday, May 8, 2006

dying accent

i'm losing my accent. i realize it's happening, yet, i don't fight it as hard anymore. you see, when i pronounce things the "minnesOta way" it generally stirs up discussion. sometimes i want the peeps to focus on what i'm saying " not how i'm saying it, so i adjust my speech.

now that i'm thinking about it, i don't like it. i gotta stick to my roots!

recent examples:
i pronounce "hammock" like its spelt. others pronounce it "hamuck." now who do you think is right in this situation?
at practice, i started saying "shag" instead of "shAg." one of the girls called me out on it, 'cause she now says "shAg" to be cool like me. grrrrrr.

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