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Episode description: On the West Coast, MacNeil dives into the distinctive speech patterns of various minority groups and subcultures, including "Spanglish"; Chicano, the street talk of the Los Angeles Latino community; African-American Ebonics; and the "dude-speak" of surfers and skaters. He also explores the homogenizing influence of Hollywood and the societal and cultural implications of technologies like voice-activated computers. [cc]

Rating: [TV-PG] (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Series Information: Do You Speak American?

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First aired: Wednesday, January 5, 2005 (excluding any air dates prior to June 1999)

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