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Re: CHAT: Being taken for a furriner ...

From:John Leland <lelandconlang@...>
Date:Saturday, September 4, 2004, 5:02
In a message dated 8/31/04 5:16:13 AM Pacific Daylight Time, andjo@FREE.FR

<< I've been taken for a foreigner before, but that's always involved me
 in a foreign language. >>
I am often taken for a foreigner by Americans because my father came from
Maine and my mother from North Carolina and I grew up in Ohio, so my personal
accent sounds odd to most Americans, though most of my ancestors have lived in
America for 300 years and I'm about as native as an Anglo-American can be.
"Where are you from?" or the like is almost always the first question people ask
when they talk to me.
John Leland