Southern Accents http://wfae.org en 'Cupid' Ranks Southern Drawl Most Attractive in North America http://wfae.org/post/cupid-ranks-southern-drawl-most-attractive-north-america <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Turns out the “lilting twang of the South” is the most attractive accent in North America, according to a “study” by Cupid.com. From their <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfae/files/201310/Cupid_Accents_Press_Release_-_North_Carolina.pdf" target="_blank">press release</a>:</span></p><blockquote><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When it comes to romance, most of us dream of long lazy days in the sun, epic sunsets and, ahem, rolls in the hay.</span></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 04:40:30 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 37668 at http://wfae.org 'Cupid' Ranks Southern Drawl Most Attractive in North America A Trifling Place, Episode 9: And The Charlotte Accent Is ... http://wfae.org/post/trifling-place-episode-9-and-charlotte-accent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Welcome to “A Trifling Place,” a podcast dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of Charlotte.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So about a month ago, reporter Lisa Miller handed me a book called </span><a href="https://twitter.com/TasnimS/status/319094358899052544" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">How To Speak Southern</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. It has some funny tips on how to exaggerate a Southern drawl – but it wasn't too surprising – I mean, it's pretty easy to identify a Southern accent.&nbsp; But it got me thinking&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">–&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I have no idea what a </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlottean</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sounds like. In New York, I can easily tell what part of the city you're from by your accent. In Charlotte, I still can't tell the tourists apart from the people who live here. So that's one reason we launched <a href="http://wfae907.tumblr.com/tagged/CLTAccents" target="_blank">The Charlotte Accent Project</a> … on a quest to find the one true Charlotte accent.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 17 May 2013 20:20:46 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 27517 at http://wfae.org A Trifling Place, Episode 9: And The Charlotte Accent Is ...