I'm originally from "the Island" and now live in the Midwest(Chicawgo area) and love hearing an occasional New Yawk accent. People tell me that I don't have one(except if I say "talk or water"). I'm looking forward to a visit home in August where I will be surrounded by the wonderful, familiar accent that I grew up with. I never thought about the example "standing in line" but you're right. There are quite a few others...come to think of it. And as soon as I can think of them I'll post them here. My brain "ain't" what it used to be.
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