--- In nostratic@yahoogroups.com, "Geraldine Reinhardt" <waluk@...>
> *** I think if you had been present at Harvard when JFK attended
> you might have heard similar accents. Also, Williamstown in the
> Berkshires is home to Williams College and attracts Mohawk Trail
> leaf gawkers in autumn and Tanglewood audiences in summer.
> This might account for the large number of southern accents you
> heard. Or maybe all the folks there are readying themselves to
> vote for Edwards in the upcoming primary << grin >>.

Actually these were all local high school students with the funny
accents. Perhaps there's just a lot of immigrants from the south.