Speakin’ suhthuhn
From: boatrokr@hotmail.com
Re: Accent Reduction
I had this experience back in the 1980s, when a supervisor suggested that I lose my West Texas accent….suspecting what was coming, I asked why. At first she said it was difficult to understand. More questions produced more negative answers.  When she got to  "people view southern accents as less intelligent", I think she realized what I was doing because she dropped the matter and it was never raised again.  And this woman had a Mexican accent!