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    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.

     
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    But is it really a “new regional accent” that is barely coming into fruition? As a millennial, it is easy to believe the...
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