Have you ever noticed how Obama changes the way he speaks according to the dialect of the people he's addressing? When speaking to upper and middle class audiences & in debates, he's very proper. In cities with strong dialect, he will adjust his voice & pronunciation to those people. It's especially strong when he is in the south - he stops enunciating properly and picks up the "southern drawl" a little bit.
I actually think it's funny. If you watch videos of his different speeches you can hear it.
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I can understand why he does that. I work in an environment that is predominantly white and there is myself and a black guy and one Hispanic woman in the office and when I am with my coworkers that are white, I speak proper and maintain a different persona than I do when speaking with the other minorities in the office and even with them, while it is more relaxed there is still professional talk, but definitely more different than if I was speaking with family and friends who I am just me with them and use slang if I choose or be more relaxed.
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