In a manner of speaking

I can’t figure out if dialects and accents that differentiate us from each other are good or bad.

I know some folks take lessons to lose their accent so they can be accepted on some level, say into a broadcasting career or into a group who all share a particular or peculiar way of speaking.

Is this a sad commentary on our capacity to accept the diverse or is this a way to share better with each other?

Is this a trouble to consider or a difference to celebrate?

Is this something that a deaf person has little understanding about or would a deaf person think that’s a dumb question?

About Mrs. Fitz

Hello! I'm Michele Fitzpatrick, a Chicago writer. Like our town, a work in progress. As a journalist, teacher and writing coach I think all of us live our stories and sharing them creates moments that remind us we're connected. And that is enough.
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