Recent comments in /f/Blackness

MrPotatoeHead wrote

I have a rural American accent. I need to speak "cosmopolitan" in order to not be misunderstood. I see it as the current common "accent", as seen and heard on network TV. It speeds up communicating by expressing with greater clarity, than a local accent might convey when pronouncing words "uniquely", that require the listener to think about, or even ask what was just said, slowing down communication. It prevents a communication breakdown.