Once in a blue moon, I fire up my mindâ€™s ear to actually â€œlistenâ€ to myself speak.
Look, I know that this will come as a shock to youse guys, but I believe I do have a bit of an accent â€“ just a little one. Of course, anyone in the United States who doesnâ€™t speak like Paul Harvey has an accent.
Here are a few examples:
Paul Harvey says â€œtomatoâ€ as toe-MAY-toe.
I say ta-MAY-ta.
Paul Harvey says â€œourâ€ the same way he pronounces â€œhour.â€
I pronounce â€œourâ€ as â€œare.â€ I do, however, say â€œhourâ€ like olâ€™ Paul Harvey does.
Paul Harvey says â€œchocolateâ€ with all three syllables, as CHAK-o-lit.
I only use two syllables, as in CHOOWK-lit. I know a couple real hardcore Jersey peeps who pronounce it CHOO-wuk-lit.
Paul Harvey says â€œMondayâ€ and â€œTuesdayâ€ as MUN-day and TYOOS-day.
I say MUN-dee and TOOS-dee.
On second thought, maybe Paul Harvey is da one wit dee accent.