We don't have an accent in the Northwest ... or do we?
Do I have an accent? You hear me on the radio. I hear myself on the radio, many times a week in western Washington, and I didn’t think so. But, a researcher at the University of Washington in Seattle tells me I do have an accent – it’s in the way I say that very word “accent.”
Apparently my pronunciation is a dead giveaway that I grew up here in the Northwest.