Along still similar lines.. I know I have an accent that sounds not like the stereotypical southern U.S. accent, and a few folks from my same hometown have the same thing. But the rest of the folks have more traditional accents. Of course, we posh folks (as you might be wont to call us) do slip into accents on certain words, which is always an opportunity for a jab & a joke.
'Course, when folks used to the deep south accent hear me, they ask from where I originate. "Here...?" is my typical response to their question. They then either fail to believe me, or ask to what school(s) I went/go. As such, I don't really get a chance to feel embarrassed or anything, because more likely than not, people marvel at my speech patterns the second I say a sentence with some substance.
Elocution: It's what's for dinner.Â® :bigsmile: