Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Accent

"Mom, Dylan's dad has a London accent."

"It's a British accent, I'm not sure about London."

"Is there such a thing as a Texas accent?"

"Sure. MeeMee has one, and Cousin Steve, and J.P.'s dad."

"Oh, yeah. What kind of accent do I have?'

"You don't have an accent."

"Yeah, I do. I have a California-American accent. You can't have no accent, Mom. Just because we sound like each other doesn't mean we don't have an accent."

"You are absolutely right, Bob. I stand corrected. You are very wise."

"I am also handsome."


  1. That you are, Bob. And never forget it. :)

  2. Oh damn. Not only do I have to stop saying I have no accent, I'm going to have to learn how to stop thinking I don't. That's a mighty tall order since it's been my default position all of my life. Crap.

  3. Bob is smarter and funnier than many adults I know.

  4. The last line is the killer. :)

    The rest of it sums up what I try to explain to my students all the time: Yes, we all have accents; it's just that most of us in this room speak with the same accent.

  5. Let's not forget "Modest"!!

    Love that Bob.

  6. So- you're saving these up to put into a powerpoint during his wedding, right?

  7. Bob is my hero. If he ever runs for office, he's got my vote.

  8. People say I have a NY accent . Some just say I'm whining. I prefer the NY accent.

  9. I would say that accentuates the positive.