Sorry - - I know when I'm beat! (That should be "beaten", but the idiom uses the informal version.) I can distinguish them, but I can't describe them (in a useful way - I could use words like 'drawl' and 'twang', but they wouldn't help).
Does anyone know where Springfield is? I've always imagined the Simpsons in the Mid West, maybe because of the Springfield in Ohio.
I thought over this question before. It is said there're many places in the US called Springfield. And the capital city of Illinois is Springfield, which isn't possible for the location of the Simpons' because one episode mentioned they were going to move to the capital city.
It is said the Springfield in the cartoon is just a la-la land.