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2014-07-31 04:15:16 AM  
I've worked all over the country. At times folks would hear my accent and immediately dismiss me as a redneck/hillbilly/hick. But there were times where my accent was an asset with the ladies (CA, NY, PA).
 
2014-07-31 04:53:36 AM  
I only develop a southern accent when I'm pissed or feeling sassy.  Then I unleash my inner southern black woman.  But it's an affectation, not an actual accent.
 
2014-07-31 04:55:26 AM  
Ladies aren't really attracted to intelligence anymore than men are. They're just as visceral. Tall guy, novel accent, groomed being girly, you're a target. So they could still have been dismissing you as a dumb redneck, but one whom they could use for their own gains.

I'm not saying that's what did happen, mind you. But the graph for intelligent accents places American Southern squarely in the bottom quadrant next to Cockney and Australian.

If you want to be REALLY successful in intelligence, get an Oxford dialect going. You can say anything, and no matter how gutbustingly stupid it is people will react initially as if it's highbrow academic fact.
 
2014-07-31 04:56:36 AM  
groomed without being girly,

Sorry, I got distracted looking for recordings of mark Twain to prove the point that even genius suffers from aural bias, but the best I got was some actor impersonating him.
 
2014-07-31 07:21:07 AM  
My Mom always says warsh instead of wash. Drives me nuts.
 
2014-07-31 07:21:25 AM  
Choose from any number of magazines
Who do you want to be?
Billy Idol or Kool Moe Dee?
 
2014-07-31 07:22:42 AM  
The Boston accent is what we need to get rid of.
And Jersey, etc...
 
2014-07-31 07:24:42 AM  
Meh - when White House Press conferences include so-called journalists and WH spokesperson who don't even realize what the past tense of "seek" is a Southern accent doesn't seem like a big hindrance except with bigots.

"Seeken" is not even a farking word.  The past tense of "seek" is "sought".
 
2014-07-31 07:28:52 AM  
I'm getting Service Unavailable. Is the gist something about people think I'm dumb because of my accent but actually you don't know me something something Huntsville is full of engineers.
 
2014-07-31 07:28:58 AM  
I have been known, when amongst strangers whom I didn't want to know that I am reasonably clever, to affect a mild southern accent.  You're pretty much immediately dismissed as being a "mouth breather" who couldn't possibly understand what is going on.

It's an interesting prejudice.
 
2014-07-31 07:29:14 AM  
Uh, guys, I'm pretty sure this is a service for people whose first language isn't English.
 
2014-07-31 07:29:41 AM  

fusillade762: My Mom always says warsh instead of wash. Drives me nuts.


wrastle her to the ground, down by the crick, next time she does it. or just run over her with your truuk.
 
2014-07-31 07:30:24 AM  
I rather talk to a CS agent with a Southern accent than one from other regions. Don't know why.
 
2014-07-31 07:31:19 AM  
Ah don't talk with no acceyunt.  Y'all are th' ones that have an acceyunt.

/Th' link is farked
//It's "y'all"
///At least y' didn't write "ya'll"
////Mah spellcheckuh accepts "y'all" but not "ya'll".  How come Damyankees keep gittin' it wrong?
\/Slashies.  YEE-HAW!
 
2014-07-31 07:33:06 AM  

fusillade762: My Mom always says warsh instead of wash. Drives me nuts.


So... what yinz doin later? Maybe a cold iron after you're done with the warshing?
 
2014-07-31 07:33:44 AM  

log_jammin: fusillade762: My Mom always says warsh instead of wash. Drives me nuts.

wrastle her to the ground, down by the crick, next time she does it. or just run over her with your truuk.


When I lived in Indiana, crick and creek were used to describe two different sized bodies of water. A crick was smaller.

I never hears the words stream or brook used. I'm not sure of the size limits on those.
 
2014-07-31 07:35:03 AM  
It just says "Service Unavailable"

So I guess the headline makes sense.
 
2014-07-31 07:38:51 AM  
Da link is farked, but Da Wayback Machine's got it.  Dere's more places ta dis dan Atlanta.  Youse guys in New York City can get dis too.
 
2014-07-31 07:39:01 AM  
Hell far, the link has gone cattywampus.
 
2014-07-31 07:39:48 AM  

Farce-Side: Uh, guys, I'm pretty sure this is a service for people whose first language isn't English.


Excuse me for not reading the farking thing.

I just saw this yesterday:

http://www.jrn.com/kmtv/now-trending/Tennessee-lab-pulls-plug-on-acc en t-reduction-classes-for-employees-269244081.html

(Their headline:  "Tennessee lab pulls plug on Southern accent reduction classes")
 
2014-07-31 07:49:00 AM  
I slip into my Appalachian accent when I get drunk or excited.

/ya aint too bright, are ya boy?
 
2014-07-31 07:49:14 AM  
Well bless their hearts.
 
2014-07-31 07:49:57 AM  
Shouldn't it be "Fark aaallllla y'aaaaalllllll."
 
2014-07-31 07:52:59 AM  
c2.staticflickr.com
 
2014-07-31 07:53:50 AM  
I unlearned my Appalachian accent in my 20's.   It helped me to stay employed and for people to take me serious.  But sadly in my late 30's the accent started to creep back in.   I think getting older brings your accent back.
 
2014-07-31 07:54:30 AM  
 Well, lordy. Imma fixin ta mash down on this here keyboard thingy and give y'all a piece of mah mind. Soon as Bertha here fixes me a mint julep and doctors it up with some fancy drinking fixins.
 
2014-07-31 07:56:37 AM  
The biggest difference I always notice between southern accents and everything else is the pace of speech. Southern is paced much slower on average and others have a prejudice that this means stupid. Not that it matters, the south has the best women so therefore we win.
 
2014-07-31 08:00:47 AM  

rev. dave: I unlearned my Appalachian accent in my 20's.   It helped me to stay employed and for people to take me serious.  But sadly in my late 30's the accent started to creep back in.   I think getting older brings your accent back.


Like I said above, I can usually control it, but it slips out sometimes.  I think the fact that I grew up on the edge of Appalachia (SE Ohio) and not deep in the heart of West Virginia, Kentucky, or Tennessee that it didn't have that much of an impact in my upbringing.

But I can still do it on cue.  When I was over in France I turned it on and made my French coworkers laugh.
 
2014-07-31 08:01:13 AM  
There are exceptions to the rule.  If you're from the Low Country but not speaking Gullah, you can actually be southern and sound sophisticated.
 
2014-07-31 08:01:53 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-31 08:02:43 AM  
Everything in the South seems to be in a constant state of disrepair, because Southerners are always fixin' to do somethin'.  Fixin' to eat (hourly), fixin' to mow the lawn (daily) with a ride-on mower, fixin' to fix their fixie with a fixed wrench set...

/Lived seven years in the South
/Was seven years too many
 
2014-07-31 08:03:15 AM  
I love girls with a southern accent, especially GA.  Just as long as they aren't white trash accents.
 
2014-07-31 08:04:32 AM  

fusillade762: My Mom always says warsh instead of wash. Drives me nuts.


My language pet peeve is "I seen."

When I hear someone with a college degree say, "I seen," I want to immediately petition their college or university to have their degree revoked.
 
2014-07-31 08:06:20 AM  

Rapmaster2000: log_jammin: fusillade762: My Mom always says warsh instead of wash. Drives me nuts.

wrastle her to the ground, down by the crick, next time she does it. or just run over her with your truuk.

When I lived in Indiana, crick and creek were used to describe two different sized bodies of water. A crick was smaller.

I never hears the words stream or brook used. I'm not sure of the size limits on those.


I grew up in the rural hinterlands of northern Indiana, and it was just "crick" among the lesser-educated people, and "creek" among those who were bettter educated.  I never thought of it as having anything to do with size.  I do, however, remember a subtle distinction between "root" and "route," where the pronunciation "root" referred to what looked like any country road but had a highway designatino, and "route" meant a four-lane non-interstate that actually went places other than yet more farms and 16-house "towns."  Even then, you would find some people who would always pronounce it "root."

Indiana has people with some of the most extreme southern accents and pronunciations ("rinch" for "rinse") I've ever heard.  I tended to refer to it as "North Georgia."  But you would find people who had just a straight-up midwest accent (almost like something from Fargo) living cheeck-by-jowl with people who sounded like they just arrived from Huntsville.

Indiana is a very strange state.  The southern third really is south of the Mason-Dixon line, as far as I'm concerned.  There are some cities, like Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and South Bend, that are purely midwestern.  Northwest Indiana is actually an extension of Chicago.  Everything else is a roll of the dice, you don't know what you might find.

But one thing I almost never encountered was a northeast accent.  I remember meeting a guy from NYC when I was about 12 and I just couldn't get over the weird, weird way he talked.  "Soda"?!?  What the hell is that?
 
GBB
2014-07-31 08:06:27 AM  
Who was that comedian that said no one would ever have listened to Einstein if he was from Georgia??
 
2014-07-31 08:06:38 AM  

gfid: Tennessee lab pulls plug on Southern accent reduction classes


"studies have shown that people with a Southern twang are often pegged as being dimwitted"

I have found this to be quite advantageous. I have served up many a humble pie to folks who are dumb enough to believe your accent dictates your intelligence.

Of course, people who think that way aren't very smart in the first place so it's not difficult.
 
2014-07-31 08:07:06 AM  

Hermione_Granger: fusillade762: My Mom always says warsh instead of wash. Drives me nuts.

My language pet peeve is "I seen."

When I hear someone with a college degree say, "I seen," I want to immediately petition their college or university to have their degree revoked.


We have quite a few around here that, when presented with a suggestion or solution, they respond with "That's a good ideal".
 
2014-07-31 08:07:41 AM  
Service unavailable? Well I suppose in a way that subby is right...
 
2014-07-31 08:08:24 AM  
Service Unavailable.

I'm now free to think that it was linking to a long winded rant from subby about how we're all meanies, Drew runs a cult plotting to run the world through beer, and subby is now skittering off to russia.
 
2014-07-31 08:09:56 AM  
My friend took a class at Clarion called something along the lines of "how to lose your Pittsburgh accent".
 
2014-07-31 08:10:25 AM  
Service Unavailable
 
GBB
2014-07-31 08:10:53 AM  

Hermione_Granger: fusillade762: My Mom always says warsh instead of wash. Drives me nuts.

My language pet peeve is "I seen."

When I hear someone with a college degree say, "I seen," I want to immediately petition their college or university to have their degree revoked.


My language pet peeve is with this lady I work with that only uses "was" for past tense regardless of the noun in question.
Her conjugation is I was, you was, we was, y'all was, they was, them was.  After listening to her for so long, whenever she sends a message with 'was' in it, I instantly think it's a typo for 'wuz'.

She also pronounces 'archive' as 'arch-ive' instead of 'ar-kive'.  Drives me up the wall.
 
2014-07-31 08:12:45 AM  
i believe that is properly worded as "Fark all y'all". that extra all is important.
 
2014-07-31 08:14:38 AM  
I have an employee who says "like I said" before just about everything says, even when he hasn't already said it. I have another one that says "I know, right?" all of the time.
 
2014-07-31 08:18:16 AM  

MadMonk: I love girls with a southern accent, especially GA.  Just as long as they aren't white trash accents.


I'll even take the trashy ones. Something about GA women...

//If there is a point at which crazy and hot meet, it's GA.
 
2014-07-31 08:18:25 AM  

Teaser: Service Unavailable


Came to say this. See you-uns done took care of it.

/ I'm ahfixing to get busy
 
2014-07-31 08:20:51 AM  

peeinyourbutt: I have an employee who says "like I said" before just about everything says, even when he hasn't already said it. I have another one that says "I know, right?" all of the time.


I have this boss who often forgets to use pronouns
 
2014-07-31 08:20:59 AM  
Whar dem white wemens at??
 
2014-07-31 08:21:58 AM  
The best is when you're not quite out of earshot and your hear the folks you've just been conversing with say something like "Gotta love that Southern accent..." followed by a group chuckle.  Especially when you don't consider yourself to have much of an accent and have actually worked to release said accent.
Had my own chuckle when they all called AAA to remove the potato jammed into their exhaust pipes.

"Whut's rong witch-y'alls carrs?  Looks liike y'all got them po-tater pipes!  Good luuk, biatches!"
 
2014-07-31 08:22:40 AM  

dittybopper: I have been known, when amongst strangers whom I didn't want to know that I am reasonably clever, to affect a mild southern accent.  You're pretty much immediately dismissed as being a "mouth breather" who couldn't possibly understand what is going on.

It's an interesting prejudice.


I might do a bit of hustling with my accent when I feel like making some beer money. It doesn't work in the south though.
 
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