Bad Southern Accents

30 Dec

Surfing around tonight I saw a movie supposedly set in SC. “Carolina Moon” was the title . . . What I found was the typical Hollywood attempt to mimic the south.

Things like:

*Accents that sound as if they came from a Cracker Jack box, turning many one syllable words into two or three

*Lots of mud and farm equipment

*Most of the locals had a cumulative IQ of 87 (I literally mean if you added all of their IQs up, it would total 87)

*And, of course, the obligatory use of old, old words drawn out ever so slowly.

All I know is this: I don’t know anyone who sounds, talks, or acts like these folks in South Carolina. Now, maybe in Georgia . . . .

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