Miamians React to Discovering They Have an Accent
Compared to most of the existing accents around the country (think New York, Boston, Southern, Chicago), the Miami accent is a new linguistic phenomenon. Since dictator Fidel Castro took power in Cuba in 1959, the city was flooded with over 215,000 Cuban exiles over the following few years, forming a close-knit Spanish speaking community.
The long-term result? A new regional accent that is still under construction. Check out our Storify of reactions to a radio series exploring the accent that has been airing in Miami.