|Date: ||Mon, 17 Sep 2007 17:08:43 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||"Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/CCHIS/NCPHI)" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||"Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/CCHIS/NCPHI)" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>|
|Subject: ||Re: OT: Friday Humor|
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> From: Kevin Roland Viel
> Did you learn English, Ron? :)
<groan> As a matter of fact, yes, I did!
I had lived in Hotlanta for 8 years
and was a blue-collar worker before I went to China.
Even with my vast pre-Atlanta travels,
I had a noticable Atlanta/Southern accent.
Well, my students let me know -- ma shang! -- quickly!
that they wanted to hear 'Standard English';
none of my regional accent.
So, e.g., I lengthened 'frigerator' to 'refrigerator',
dropped the -all from you-all, etc.
Today, I attribute my control of the cadence of my speaking voice
to those years of e-nun-cia-ting clear-ly.
Ron Fehd the rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain
or macro maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2 at cdc dot gov