Both my father and I lived in Missouri (pronounced Missourah) while going to college. He spent 4 years there in the 80’s, while I only lived there for the first semester and a half of freshman year (in 2020-2021). Both he and I drawl (speak with a “southern” accent) occasionally, but our normal accent is Pacific Northwestern. Is this a thing that happens, exclusive to the southern Midwest, exclusive to Missouri, or is it lead exposure, seeing as we lived in the same house with the same pipes?
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