Originally Posted by MattsBettas
If I said it properly here no one would have a clue what I was talking about. So ignorant. And I have always wanted to know what a Canadian/American accent sounds like. To me, the Australian/NZ accent and their slang is hilarious in a awesome way. Lol.
There are so many different accents from so many different places. Apparently, there is a "valley accent" here where I live. I'm not from this area, I'm from a farming area an hour's drive away. I've been told that we have a different accent where I grew up than they do here in "the valley". Honestly, I don't hear it (not even a difference in how they talk, except they have 1 or 2 different words. I think people sometimes don't understand the difference between slang and an accent.)
But I do know something. There is an area in Canada (I can't remember which province) Every once in a while I will meet a canadian who thinks I am canadian or who I thought was from my area, because we don't speak any differently at all (unless some slang is thrown in)
Anyway, ignorance is in not knowing that people feel "bet-tah" is the proper way to say it, but saying it differently regardless of that knowledge is not ignorant.
A good bit of the words we are all typing right now are said differently by each one of us. Not different only in the inflictions used in the word, but different in that many of us will actually leave out whole letters in the word (letters that are NOT meant to be silent) when speaking, or even say one letter as though it was another (for example, a lot of americans say many words with "t" in the center as "d" and british folk will say "er" like it's an "a" or "u"