This week's topic should be a lot of fun, and of course, you can do anything with the word provided the topic is the main focus of your entry.
Now as an Aussie, I am all too aware of my very strong accent. Believe me, it never seemed stronger than when I was the only Australian at the first FaithWriters conference back in 2007. My accent hurt my ears.
Although, I still remember the girl taking our order at Arby's (I think) and not being able to understand what a certain Amy Sparrow (local resident) was saying, and I (the foreigner with the lazy accent) had to actually translate for her.
(Water, Amy. Do you remember? hee hee)
Anyway, the word "accent" is not just about those different ways we pronounce words because of our nationality.
Instead of posting the whole thing (as the definitions are quite long), pop on over to Dictionary.com and see the various definitions:http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/accent?s=t
In fact, an accent as far as our national (or regional) speech is concerned, is actually one of the lesser meanings. (Fitting into the distinctive characteristic of anything).
I also want to accent the importance of entering the Challenge.
And, of course, we have an accent in music.
Feel free to encourage one another in this thread.