I am still trying to figure out what a "heavy American accent" is, exactly. At first I automatically assumed it was one of the many extremely irritating accents one finds in the N. East. But, you eliminated any of those multiple "candidates". So if those (any found in the N East, all w varying degrees of irritating) don't qualify, what does??
I guess it's a similar perception to how American's think Australian's talk. All like Julia Gillard or Steve Irwin... when no, we don't! We all immediate think of a heavy southern accent when we think of American's, and I know this isn't true of all American's, but I suppose its just what we're exposed to
I will always remember the time an American tourist was standing under a gum tree, video camera in hand saying "This is an Australian drop-bear"... and proceeding to shake the branches trying to get a poor koala to 'drop'. (for you information, they don't 'drop'... except their poo!)
Skyes, I am the opposite to you. I'm a real tom boy, in a group, I will ALWAYS go to the blokes first. Girls intimidate me, I hate nasty catty rubbish, talking about shopping, nails and make up. I'd much rather be mucking around with the boys, laughing at fart jokes and arm wrestling