Minneapolis weather forecast, New York City area accent

Dan Goodman dsgood at VISI.COM
Sat Apr 13 04:27:08 UTC 2002

Qwest's Minneapolis Yellow Pages has a number for information on --
among other things -- Minneapolis's current and predicted weather.

The voice which gives this information doesn't speak Network Standard
or any other "accentless" variety of American English.  It's a
woman's voice speaking the New York Metropolitan dialect -- in a way
which I can't recall hearing from anyone who grew up after the

For a couple of days, there was another voice; male, speaking a much
lighter form of New York Metropolitan.

The same voice gives weather for other areas.

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