Daily Prompt: Non-Regional Diction

Today’s daily prompt is called Non-Regional Diction and it asks;

Write about whatever you’d like, but write using regional slang, your dialect, or in your accent.

I wonder how many people are writing things saying they don’t have an accent.

Right well where to start with this. To be honest I think I do this anyway. For the most part I always type/write how I talk because I’m saying it in my head how I would say it if I were talking to someone and then I write it down. If that makes any sense. I think it does. And I’m sure I’ve spoken about this topic before when talking about how I hate typing.

As for the slang stuff. I don’t think I use that much slang although I probably do and I just don’t realise it because it is in such common usage among everyone I talk to that it just seems like part of normal vocabulary but if I spoke to someone from a different part of the UK or from another country they might be confused.

Also I think studying in different parts of the country made me stop using slang. At university you have people from all over the country, the world in fact, that when people use their local slang people get confused and have no idea what you are saying so you slowly limit how much slang you use and go for more generic words instead. Bit of a shame really.



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