I am an American, born and raised in Iowa,
but, I have a question:
English is supposed to be the language of America, but, I have had problems understanding people who say that they are speaking english, but, were not
understandable to me.
In one extreme example, I repeated a phrase that
someone said, phonetically the way I heard it and was told "That's Right" to which I asked "Now what does it mean?" as I did not understand what I had repeated!
Why is that? Do some people speak a different english in America than I learned as a child?
I am looking for an answer.
John Anderson

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