To me, dialect is a badge of pride — it's something that says, 'This is who I am; this is where I come from.' I never thought of it that way, but seeing it in writing as such I like it! I will henceforth always bare that in mind when speaking. People here in Miami say I have an accent which I've always found funny since I speak plain old English. I think maybe the accent they were referring to is actually the dialect of Hawaii.Very interesting.