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A Midwesterner visiting New York City recently found it quite humorous when an easterner asked him what "toim" it was. That midwesterner was even more amused and puzzled as he traveled to Virginia and there heard the natives speak of the "tam" of day. How strange it seemed that the people in these states spoke with such a funny accent. How strange that they don't speak the right way, the way midwesterners do.
"Your Speech Reflects You,"
The Iowa Homemaker: Vol. 37
, Article 3.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/homemaker/vol37/iss7/3