Newsflash, Americans: Everyone Has an Accent, Including You

The truth is we all sound ‘funny’ to someone

Illustration: Fabiola Lara

OnOn my way to a paid gig, my Lyft driver bombarded me with an unsolicited conversation about himself and the weather. I noticed that he spoke with a delayed tone, going out of his way to over-enunciate his words. He assumed that because I didn’t have an American accent that I must be…