Looks like I was wrong, It is around Iowa,
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Most of the US (minus the southern accents) and Canada (minus the french accents I suppose) are just quirks of pronunciation rather than a characterizing accent. I know "accent" is subjective, but I mean the subtle differences. Like "aboot" in Canadia. That doesn't qualify as an accent IMO.
only sort of. i do think considering the way you talk normal and thinking everyone else has an accent is a little sketchy. everyone has an accent, there is no normal.
I am referring to NA accents, not worldwide accents. "Normal" simply means the majority. Nor am I implying it's bad to not be the norm. A Spanish accent is normal for Spaniards, an English accent is normal for the English, etc.
The majority of NA residents whose first language is English speak normal, which is without an accent. An accent is a specific way of speaking. Pronunciation of certain words does not necessarily equate to an accent, although an accent CAN effect the pronunciation of a word. If I say tomato and tomata, my voice emphasis is not going to change, but the pronunciation is. Therefore, I do not have an accent just because I pronounced a word differently.
in my experience no one thinks they have an accent. it's just everyone else who speaks weird.
Rofl, if there were a white history month it'd be pretty racist though.