It seems this is starting to happen to me.
More and more people from back home don't think I have a local accent anymore.
This is probably a good thing as my home accent sounds like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V73ggzRyKGY&feature=related
seriously, I'm very, very glad I don't speak like this.
in fairness, when I lived there I didn't speak like that...