Well, to be honest, you might not. If you adopt my regional accent, well, people might have a tendency to call you "whiny." That said, my only comment on the primary coverage tonight will be on an issue of pronunciation. Consider the following word:
How do you say it? Do you say it like Michael Stipe in the song of the same name? Coy-a-hoag-a? Do you say it in a modified way, but still similar to this, Cuy (rhymes with buy)-a-hoag-a? Or do you say it like me - somebody who was born and raised on the West Side of Cleveland?
It's Cuy (rhymes with buy) - a - hog (oink oink) - a.
And yes, I am irrationally enraged each time I hear it pronounced otherwise. Because, as a nun told me in grade school, we don't have an accent. We talk just like the newscasters. And thus I really resent it when the newscasters don't conform to my regional whine, my strange idiosyncratic pronunciation of a word that *technically* is probably correctly pronounced as in option #2. (Nobody except Michael Stipe pronounces it like Michael Stipe.)
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