Why Do Americans and Brits Have Different Accents?

At the time of the American Revolution, Americans and British people spoke the same. It was the British accent that later diverged.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.livescience.com

My father often clained that he spoke the "King’s English" with his strong South (New) Jersey accent that still makes me cringe now and then. Perhaps he’s right!  But this time, he’s backed with science! 

 

What do you think? I’ve often thought that the American accent was softened also by Irish, Scottish and Welsh brogues. When I went to Ireland, I felt that the average Irish person’s accent was much closer to my American accent than a British accent (and that was me in the West of Ireland, where the Gaelige brogue is stronger).

 

What do you think?

–techcommgeekmom

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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who has recently started her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, and BASF North America, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog, TechCommGeekMom.com, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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