Good morning all (to most of the people reading this, I think it's safe to assume it's morning). I joined the forums yesterday, but never said hi, so here I am now.
I am indeed a youngun: in my mid twenties and quite trying to get rich, where rich is "I'll never have to worry about money, so long as I'm not dumb with it". Seems like a worthy goal. I'm gainfully and stably (knock on wood!) employed, experimenting with a few side projects which might one day turn an income, and already discovered the joy (and pain) of compound interest. All that said, I like to tweak a good thing, so here I am
As for my subject line, it brings up a question that's bugged me for a bit. Does somebody who displays an obvious regional dialect (I live in the Atlanta GA area, but I'm not from that part of the US: the howdy was a lame joke) seem more ignorant or even less intelligent than somebody who speaks "standard American?" For bonus points, does this happen in other cultures? Is there dialect-based prejudice in Canada? England? Germany? My guess is that there is, and my real interest ATM is the thought experiment over reasons and consequences, but let's not get ahead of ourselves
So, yes. Hi!