Yeah, I’ve seen the threads about “gay accents.” I know the Straight Dope, too – insular community, not everyone has the inflection, it’s not a lisp … you know.
I’m curious about the “lesbian accent.” Nobody discusses it, but I’ve heard it – a large minority of women I know that identify themselves as lesbian seem to have it. It’s difficult to describe, except to say that it’s the anthesis of the stereotypical “gay accent” – it sounds atonal, dry and serious.
So … am I crazy, or is there such a thing? If so … why?