|What American accent do you have? (Best version so far)
(“Midland” is not necessarily the same thing as “Midwest”) The default, lowest-common-denominator American accent that newscasters try to imitate. Since it’s a neutral accent, just because you have a Midland accent doesn’t mean you’re from the Midland.
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I grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and had a distinct Southern accent when I first showed up at RPI — enough of one that someone gave me a hard time (probably in jest) when I showed up at WRPI and said I wanted to read the news. A week later, my Southern accent was gone, courtesy of some intensive listening to WCBS-AM’s news staff, and my radio career (I use the term loosely) began.