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March 20, 2007

One Small Complaint About Georgia

As you know, I'm currently in the Atlanta area, taking a software training course for work. While I'm enjoying the temperatures in the 70s (I heard it snowed back in Connecticut last night...hah!) and loved going to Waffle House for breakfast this morning, I have one complaint: hardly anyone I've spoken to here has a Southern accent.

From my course instructor (I think he has an Italian accent) to people at the store to the people in the hotel, only a few I've spoken to have that lovely Southern drawl. Listening to the radio and watching local TV is even more annoying, as everyone on air has the same type of "radio" voice. WTF?

I realize that our mobile society means that people don't necessarily stay in the same town or area all their lives. I also realize that our entertainment is becoming less localized and more nationalized. Still, I'm disappointed. We expect Bostonians to sound like Ted Kennedy (without the slurring), and we expect Mainers to sound like the guy in the old Pepperidge Farm commercials (ay-yep, Pepperidge Fahm remembahs!)...is it too much to expect Southerners to sound Southern?


*One person did not disappoint...I spoke to Joe from Geosciblog on the phone. He lives in the area, and we're planning a quick get-together tomorrow evening before I go home on Thursday. He sounds like a good ol' Southern boy. Phew!

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Posted by Pam Meister at 07:39 PM | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0) | Personal

Goodness, you really didn't know that Atlanta isn't even in the South? Well, it is Detriot South anyway. If you will simply leave the ATL and go thirty minutes in any direction, you will have the time of your life and finally get some good food. And I'm surprised that Joe didn't let you in on the secret.

And I'm upset that the two of y'all are getting together and I am not there. I feel like y'all are cheating on me.

Posted by: Two Dogs at March 21, 2007 07:33 AM

Sorry, Two Dogs, it was kind of short-notice.

If I get a chance to travel to Texas and Oklahoma this summer and if we go through Jackson, MS, I will try to "give you a holler".

Posted by: joe-6-pack at March 21, 2007 09:43 AM

ye old drawl is missing?

such a shame...

of course, liberals say the Texas accent is a sign of ignorance.

they prefer the Kennedy drunkin slur, and the Clinton lie.

Posted by: hnav at March 21, 2007 03:43 PM

Atlanta is the Southeastern branch of San Francisco.
Remember, Libs hate rednecks.

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