Happy day...both Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams are from the UK, so I am certain that the lilt is written in there. And @ClownLurch is correct, there are hundreds based on neighborhoods and the migratory patterns of breeding-age adults. Sometimes I ask people to read what I write with a Norwegian accent because it is far more exotic.
@Retired Viking we have a pond behind the office and I could totally scrape them off and toss them there. That exposes me to all sorts of amazing wildlife, because where I live, we are not top of the foodchain. I will say that the snails certainly move around quite a bit, zooming to and fro, as much as a snail can zoom, and the adult blues love the boiled carrots I toss in every few days.
@Flushable Pets I was born in Cincy, lived in Maryland for many of my formative years and now live in Florida, although last week a friend and I bought a house 5 minutes from downtown Columbus. Your reference to the lower 48 implies that you lived in the upper 1?
You are correct. I lived in the upper 1 for a good portion of my life. Alaskans refer to the continental United States as the "lower 48", so it kind of stuck. Much like I lived in North Carolina until I was 10, so I use y'all a lot as well. Like the UK, I probably have many different accents and local terminologies and to hear me speak, most people would be unable to pinpoint where I'm from because my lexicon is a essentially a pidgin language.
Your tank looks excellent!