Kevin McCarthy might soon be known as speaker of the House in Washington, but when he visits his hometown he's still just "Kevin."
Do Arizonans Have An Accent?
There are a lot of factors that account for how we sound - where we grew up, for example.
I’m from central Connecticut, which is basically right between the New York City accent, in which I’m known as “Mawk” and the “wicked hard core” accent in Boston.
But what about Arizona - is there an accent associated with the state? ASU Linguistics Professor Karen Adams says actually, there are many.