The Disappearing Accent
A while back I was listening to the Shmata Queen’s strong southern accent and noticed that every time she began to sing it would disappear. Now mind you every time she started to sing I wanted to disappear, but I digress. Good thing that I have fast feet and fast hands or I might be severely bruised.
Anyhoo, it remind me of something that I noticed as a kid, the disappearing accent. More specifically I remember being at a house at which The Mike Douglas show was on. In between Soupy Sales comments Mike had some guy on. I can’t remember who, but I remember he sang a song and then followed it up by engaging in a conversation with Mike.
Nothing all that unusual about that other than I noticed that he had a British accent that was there when he spoke but disappeared when he would sing. I found the whole thing fascinating. I remember being very interested in listening to various artists speak and sing. I just couldn’t figure out how they sounded normal while singing but not while speaking.
Come to think of it, I don’t think that I have ever learned why this happens, just that it does. I shall have to add that to my list of things to learn.
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