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I love your accent! Where are you from?

Posted by on Dec 28, 2011 in personal | 2 comments

I love your accent! Where are you from?

Actually, I do love accents, and I often ask people where they’re from because of their accent. I’ve found that most people are excited to talk about their home, whether it is another state or another country. I can’t remember anyone being upset when I’ve asked them where they are from.

But, this post is not about that.

Instead, this post is about the people who have visited my blog during this past year (2011). As you would probably guess, most of the readers of this blog are from the United States of America. However, I’m always excited to see people from other countries read the blog as well.

After the USA, the most readers hail from the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. This is probably to be expected, especially since Aussie John is such as avid reader and commenter. (Still praying for you, John!) But, seriously, I write in English – in case you haven’t noticed – and these countries are the largest English speaking nations. So, it makes sense that most of my readers come from these countries.

But, my blog is also read by people from many other countries. In fact, people from 188 different countries read my blog last year. Which ones were represented the most? Well, after the USA, the UK, Canada, and Australia, the following countries were the most represented among my readers: the Philippines, South Africa, India, Aruba, Spain, Romania, Ecuador, New Zealand, Nigeria, Japan, Singapore, and Brazil. Each of these countries averaged over one reader per day.

Many other countries fell just under the level mentioned above. And, just to repeat something I’ve said recently, I appreciate all of my readers! Thank you especially to those readers whose primary language is not English! (I can’t imagine how my sarcasm and humor translates into different languages…)

So, thank you!

And… I love your accent! What do you think about my southern US English accent?


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  1. 12-28-2011

    The fact that you have lived in NORTH Carolina for the last near decade has made you start to sound a little Yankee-ish.

  2. 12-28-2011

    I am from the Midwest so I don’t have an accent. The rest of you people do.