I was reading a random fact that humans will imitate the speech of someone with a stong accent due to empathy and to create a bond with them and to assimilate with them or the situation.
I was thinking about it and realized that I have done this. While I do have a "Texan" accent, when I visit my friends in Louisiana, I find myself with a bit more of a southern drawl and a bit of that Cajan accent to go with it. I don't do it consciously it just seems to happen.
When you go to new places or are around people with different or strong accents, do you find yourself sounding more like them than yourself?