An accent by any other name

Alien on Campus

The “American accent” is used as the optimal standard of speech. It is equated to a higher IQ, to a less threatening immigrant, to a more approachable international student.
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Unleashing my evil editor spirit

Upholding grammatical conventions doesn’t really matter when it comes to our everyday speech. Personally, I get more satisfaction from people mistakenly attempting to look superior by misusing them or incorrectly correcting others.
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