Monday, September 01, 2008

The NPR Accent

Listening to Wait Wait... Don't tell me from the NPR site. The voice in the ad for NPR CDs had that strange, stereotypical accent of NPR announcers.

Since I'm reading George Orwell's diaries, it reminded me of his hatred of the BBC accent, which isn't used by any actual English people and just has the virtue of carrying well on the radio. Is there an NPR accent that marks one as a liberal American?

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