I talk to a lot of people while I’m at work, and I get to hear a lot of accents. Lately I’ve been getting better at discerning what part of the south someone with a drawl comes from by the variances in the accent. I learned to do the same with eastern accents while I lived in Boston, so I can usually tell between New York, Boston, and Joisey. But to me, all west coast accents sound the same. I was wondering if y’all down south notice your drawl (wouldn’t think so if that’s how everyone speaks), and if you notice any difference between west coast speakers.
Also, if there’s anyone else that spends a lot of time on the phone out there… what accents piss you off? Personally, if I hear someone from Texas or New York, I automatically get ready for a fight, even though I know they’re just people. Well, except the New Yorkers. And I just can’t think through a chinese accent… it takes everything I have just to understand what they’re saying. All my problem to deal with, I know, but I wonder if others have the same problems with other accents.