Powell-Pow; Howell-How; Cowell-Cow

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Powell-Pow; Howell-How; Cowell-Cow

Postby epatd » Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:28 pm

I never realized I had an accent until I left SW PA. We pronounced Powell and pow; Howell-how; Cowell-cow; cot-caught and many more the same. As you can guess I married a Powell and he was forever trying to get me to say Pow-ell. Never worked.
Anyone else have that problem?

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Postby Perry » Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:55 am

It is one of our endearing foibles as human beings that we never realize that we have an accent. Everyone in the world does, but when many around you have the same accent it is easy to forget that the accent is there.
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