My teacher looked up and said, "Who can recite the numbers one through ten in [Asian]?"
The students in [Asian] 1010 sat there silently, eyes fixed on anything but the teacher. I raised my hand (because I was a nerd).
"Yes, [Asian Name]."
I began to recite the numbers. As soon as I had finished, she began to laugh.
"Who taught you those numbers?"
"She must be from [region] because you speak [Asian] with a very thick [region] accent."
I was shocked. Mostly because she could hear that accent over my very thick American accent.
While visiting my father's family in the south, I asked my cousin a question that I have often wondered.
"Where we are from, we call your accent a 'southern accent.' What do you guys call our accent?"
He looked around, and then said with a laugh, "Ya'll talk like a buncha Yankees."
I didn't see that one coming.