Are you sick of all the accent talk? Don’t watch this then. Do you want to see me in all my Sunday glory and make fun of the way I talk? Go ahead, everybody else does.
(nativity : born & raised in a teensy “village” (too small to be a town or city) about 50 miles SW of Cleveland. Parents the same. Spent a lot of time drinking beer from a dropped tailgate around a bonfire, if that has any effect on anything.)
A little proof to back up my “we’re normal” statement :
The accent characteristic of most of the Midwest is considered by many to be “standard” American English. This accent is preferred by many national radio and television broadcasters. (Gewertz, Ken (12 December 2002).)
A little proof that actually we’re not, and maybe we’re the “special kids” of the Midwest…
If you watch this 6 min video for nothing more than the small guest appearance from Chico, I understand. Also, if you’re a Pittsburgh fan and you want to lynch me, I guess I asked for that.
And if you’re an academic doing a study on accents and would like me to star as your Midwest/Cleveland girl, send a proposal to my agent. I’m super busy but I might make some time for you (and I might even change out of my sweats, if you’re lucky.)
Oh and if you’re wondering wtf a potato bug is or why we change the tv channel with the numbers, don’t bother asking, I don’t know. We were probably drunk when we made it up.
Viva la C-Town!