Midwesterners have accents too.
Granted they aren’t as noticeable as southerners. Or even Northerners (I’m looking at you Minnesota).
Nor as famous as New Englanders accents, like in Boston or New Jersey.
But we still have a slight accent.
It shows up in how we get lazy with some words.
Mainly words that end in “-ing”.
We are a lazy and laid back group, when it comes to speech.
So we might turn rolling into rollin, or washing into washin, or running into runnin, or acting into actin…etc.
I think you see my point.
USUALLY, this doesn’t affect the meaning of the words.
Until I was telling my wife about the tangerine I had at work and the accident it caused.
“I was eatin it. And it was really fresh seemin. And the juice shot in my eye.”
"Seeming" without the "g" on the end, just isn't the same.