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Ah, this is fake then. Too many britishisms for the writer to be from Maine.

[–] HERetic 4 points Edited

People ask me all the time if I'm European. They say I have a bit of an accent and phrase things strangely. I don't see it, but I have gotten this a lot, my whole life. I am a lifelong resident of the NE US.

P.s.- I also say clever.

Could this be fake? Sure. But the assertion I'm seeing in many comments on this thread that we Americans are a homogenous group speech wise is just strange and inaccurate, imo.

"Deputy head" instead of "principal" does make me wonder. But again, we are not a homogenous group stateside, and regional differences in dialect abound. Maybe in Maine or that particular district that is what they say, I'd be interested to know.

It was Deputy Head that made me assume this writer was in the UK. If people say "Deputy Head" in Maine, I'll eat my hat.

I don't really care if it's real or not. The comments are the truly entertaining part. But this is a creative writing exercise.