Why can’t Hollywood SUCCESSFULLY fake a Southern accent?

September 9, 2008 at 1:59 pm 2 comments

This has always been a pet peeve of mine.  Hollywood’s got the Boston accent down.  And the New York accent.  And the Midwest accent.  But Southern?  No.  Not even close.  They can’t seem to perfect the Southern accent–not even a little. [amelie: The quickest way to get me to stop watching a show? Bastardizie a Southern accent.]

Why?  It’s not that hard.  For most people, it’s just a light, subtle twang.  It’s not nearly as severe as they always try to make it.  I don’t get it.  Don’t they do research or something?  [amelie: Why do research when what they’ve been doing for years is working SO WELL? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.] Why can’t they like, take a trip down here and listen to people talk for a few days or something?  Because whatever they’re doing to fake the Southern accent isn’t working. [amelie: And for the record, a Mississippi accent is totally different from a Louisiana accent, which is totally different from a Texas accent. In case you were wondering.]

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  • 1. sierra  |  January 2, 2009 at 4:17 am

    i soooo agree!
    i have a heavy texas accent,
    buut when you hear them faking accents, its sounds soo rediculous and fake.

    if you listen to someone talk with their accent for like 4 days,
    you’ll pick it up!
    it aint that hard.

    • 2. kegger  |  January 2, 2009 at 3:35 pm

      Yeah, it’s pretty easy to pick up an accent. My dad lives in Minnesota, and whenever I visit, my mom says I sound like a yankee when I come home!


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