What's the deal with accents?

What's the deal with accents? Qvasimodo/Thinkstock

Accents are truly fascinating. Put simply, they are how a person sounds when they talk. From England to America and all over the world, the way people speak in their native tongue can vary drastically. What are the influences? When do accents begin to take hold? Can you lose or gain an accent? Learn about all this and more in today's decidedly interesting episode.

And if you dig this topic, read the article "How Accents Work" here.