Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker yes: "What regional word or phrase do you use that would identify to others where you grew up?"

I've written about this before: Because my mom grew up in NYC and had only been in Indiana for about 8 years when I was born, I grew up with an accent and lexicon all my own. My childhood friends would (affectionately) tease me about my pronunciation of words like "horrible," in which I drew out the Rs in a way they found amusing, and about my use of words like "soda" — to which I switched after visiting my grandparents in Queens and asking for "pop" and getting a bowl of Rice Krispies.

I never sounded exactly like I was from anywhere, and I don't think I have a collection of specific regionalisms that easily place me, either.

I've never exactly fit in, and I'm okay with that.

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