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Clint,

Most of what I've found via Google agrees with you.

Cheers,
Eamon

Clint Jackson Baker wrote:
>
> This seems an awful misapplication of terminology to
> me, as an American.  I would think of mid-Atlantic as
> in the Mid-Atlantic states--therefore, the Baltimore
> accent would be the standard.
>
> Clint
>
> --- Eamon Graham <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > With some recent discussion on the list about
> > different accents and
> > dialects of English, I decided to ask the list about
> > something:
> >
> > In Salman Rushdie's "Satanic Verses" (one of my all
> > time favourites
> > by the way), a character is described as being
> > "midatlantic-accented."  In Paul Brian's study guide
> > to the novel he
> > defines this as  "An accent calculated to be neither
> > precisely
> > British nor precisely American, but somewhere in
> > between."
> >
> > Can anyone tell me any thing else about a
> > "midatlantic accent" ?
> > What characteristics would make an accent neither
> > precisely British
> > nor precisely American?  I expect accent isn't the
> > only thing - word
> > choice would be important.  Grammar as well?
> >
> > Curious,
> > Eamon
>
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