Wednesday, September 3, 2008

That's just how we say it down yonder

Sounding Southern may impact your wages, but that doesn't mean people actually dislike how you sound. After the "General American" accent, the Southern accent is the most popular accent in the nation:
Americans would next choose Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon's Southern drawl over other domestic accents...
Does this mean that they think we are stupid, but pleasant company nonetheless?

Also, I can't help but enjoy this nugget:
The accent Americans would least like to have is the New Jersey/New York dialect, as exemplified by James Gandolfini in his role as Tony Soprano, the poll said.

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