After hearing a female comedian on Sirius this morning, I thought “why do they all sound like that?” There seems to be a special Seinfeldesque accent or inflection, used when most of them perform.
What about other occupations or fields where practitioners have a trademark inflection? Some others that come to mind include:
[ul][li]Airline pilots, who all seem to imitate Chuck Yeager [/li][li]DJs at strip clubs[/li][li]Elementary school teachers[/li][li]Ma Bell-era telephone operators, as parodied by Lily Tomlin[/li][li]OTR truck drivers - even those who hail from the Northeast have a grizzled Appalachian inflection when they’re on the CB[/li]Mental health professionals and social workers, as often parodied on King of the Hill. Yes, I’ve met many a shrink with a Sensitive New Age Accent.[/ul]