In my Introduction to Language class we have not only read but also discussed several terms and concepts explaining language vs. dialect vs. accent. Language is the system of communication within humans. Dialect is a distinct form of a language that connects to a specific region or social group. An accent is the way a person speaks, accents show different patterns, pronunciation, intonation, and delivery on the words they speak. I’m from NYC and i speak English but with my NYC dialect some can notice I have a brooklyn accent. I always knew i had a brooklyn accent but never understood exactly what my accent was made up of. I use the same words as other new yorkers but but the way i say it can be different at times. I think my dialects are the same as most new yorkers with the exception to words thats said mainly in brooklyn but not in queens. Because my dialect and accent is not too different i don’t think it effects me. For the most part i speak like all my NY peers. I know there is a time when i need to speak formal because that is the way society expects people with intelligence to speak and i know when to speak more informal.Bottom line I believe you should speak the way you want to.