The “Chameleon Effect” is how people subconsciously copy other people. This mainly includes accents, facial mannerisms, and vocal inflections. People who can hear and separate musical notes are more susceptible to the Chameleon Effect, they also come across as more empathetic or nice to others.
Because of the availability of soda fountains in the Eastern US when soft drinks became popular, Easterners referred to the drink as soda. As the midwest did not yet have them, the drink was called pop because of the sound a cork or cap makes when being removed from a bottle.
esearchers spending long periods of time in Antarctica have begun to develop their own unique accent.
Americans accents are more similar to 18th century England than modern day Brits with some words pronounced more like Shakespeare, British accents have undergone more change in the last few centuries than American accents.
There is a ‘noticeable change’ in British accents every 25 miles. 38% of British people feel as though they have difficulty being understood by other Brits.