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Alexa Fails: When Virtual Assistants Meet Virtually Any Foreign Accent Ever

Alexa Fails: When Virtual Assistants Meet Virtually Any Foreign Accent Ever

Alexa has an accent problem. Fortunately, this makes her an accidental comedian too.
The United States Of Accents: A Guide To The American Ways Of Speaking

The United States Of Accents: A Guide To The American Ways Of Speaking

There are a lot of American Accents out there, and we’re trying to explore all of them in our series, ‘The United States Of Accents.’
The United States Of Accents: Announcer Voice And Other Radio Accents

The United States Of Accents: Announcer Voice And Other Radio Accents

Do radio announcers have a specific accent? You bet they do, and it hasn’t always been the same. Here’s a history of radio voices from the 1920s to today.
The United States Of Accents: Native American English

The United States Of Accents: Native American English

In this edition of United States of Accents, we talk about Native American English, or the Reservation Accent, and where it might have come from.
Is Your Friend Faking Their Study Abroad Accent?

Is Your Friend Faking Their Study Abroad Accent?

Did your friend come back from college sounding a bit … different?
The United States Of Accents: New England English

The United States Of Accents: New England English

If you hear “New England Accent” and think Boston: well, not exactly.
What’s The Difference Between A Language, A Dialect And An Accent?

What’s The Difference Between A Language, A Dialect And An Accent?

Confused by what people mean when they talk about languages, dialects and accents? You’re not alone.
The United States Of Accents: Pacific Northwest English

The United States Of Accents: Pacific Northwest English

In this installment, we’re exploring the elusive but definitely real Pacific Northwest accent.
The United States Of Accents: High Tider

The United States Of Accents: High Tider

In this edition, we talk about High Tider, which is considered the last existing British accent in the United States.
The United States Of Accents: Hawaii English And Pidgin

The United States Of Accents: Hawaii English And Pidgin

In this installment, we talk about how English came to the 50th state and how Pidgin became central to the identity of Hawaii.
The United States Of Accents: New Orleans And Cajun English

The United States Of Accents: New Orleans And Cajun English

In this edition, we talk about the accents found in southern Louisiana and the immigrants who brought them there.
Does Everyone Laugh The Same Way?

Does Everyone Laugh The Same Way?

Laughter seems like an involuntary expression, but it’s actually shaped by many different forces.
The United States Of Accents: Dialects Of The East Coast Cities

The United States Of Accents: Dialects Of The East Coast Cities

In this installment of the United States of Accents, we cover a lot of ground by looking at the speech of Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
The United States Of Accents: Midwestern American English

The United States Of Accents: Midwestern American English

In this edition of the United States of Accents, we look at the varied dialects of the Midwest, which definitely do not sound like ‘Fargo.’