A few of you mentioned yesterday that you detected a Southern accent on my video about the wallpaper project.
And, you'd be right. I was born in Alabama, and lived there for 4 years, then we moved to Georgia and lived there 8 years. I spent a lousy 2.5 years in Kansas (no offense to any Kansans...The midwest was just not this Southern gal's cup of tea. LOL).
Then we moved to WV when I was 15. I don't hear any accent when I hear myself talk, but I'm sure it's a combination of Southern and Appalachian - and they are very distinctly different accents.
I mean, I can tell when someone has been born and raised in WV. I can also tell if someone lives further South (because I don't really consider WV to be a Southern state and it's not a Northern state either. It's kind of in between and is pretty much cut in half by the Mason-Dixon line).
So, yes, I say ya'll and I drag my vowels out a bit.
But, I still don't hear it when I listen to my own voice!