How Americans in the Great Lakes Region Are Revolutionizing English

"In 1972, three linguists christened the phenomenon the Northern Cities Vowel Shift or, more simply, the Northern Cities Shift (NCS). What they observed may be the most important change in English pronunciation in centuries."

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    This is absolutely fascinating!
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    Funny, I don’t feel like a linguistic revolutionary…
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    We are revolutionary!!!
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    Relevant. Michiganders.
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    This is a super cool article, but I don’t argee that the NCS region has no awareness of their accent. I DEFINITELY know...
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    I love you, Mental Floss, and your fascinating links.