I'm originally from Western Pennsylvania and I used to have the accent typical to the region. I moved away after school and have been battling that accent for nearly two decades.
This past weekend I taught a quilting class in western PA and guess what..... it's baaaaack.
I'm gonna go "warsh my tahls n'at and hang 'em ahtside"*, and once again try and kick my old accent. Wish me luck.
(*translation: launder my towels, etc., and hang them on the line to dry)