I’ve noticed a recent spate of “Why do some people pronounce word X differently to me?” threads. Is there some current US-based TV show or something causing this sudden spate of interest?
The answer to all of them is, of course, “because they don’t have your accent, seeing as they live somewhere else”. But more oddly - why do people even ask this? Do they imagine there’s some special reason that some people deliberately choose to speak differently to the poster in question? The concept of accents is fairly well-known; I don’t fully comprehend the mystery that’s prompting these questions.