Our ex son in law is originally from Wanhcese, NC and we could never understand him.
I love accents! My favorite is Irish!
I don’t like yankee accents at all, it’s like nails on a chalkboard to me.
Southern accents are pretty varied, I call some old south and newer south. (not that it is, just a way for me to mark the difference)
I prefer the old south, like SC, Va, Ga, Al, Ms etc, they seem to skip r’s...thundastorm instead of thunderstorm.
I think of Tx and Fl accents as new south, it’s rougher...kinda like the Aussies compared to the Brits.
I prefer the rougher Aussie accent to the Brits (the Brit accent tends to annoy me, like the yank accents do)
I’m a Texan and I’ve noticed I miss many of the H’s in words, Uouston instead of Houston, Umble instead of humble.
I find Ca, Mn and La accents some of the more unique ones.
I LOVE a great La accent, I would watch Justin Wilson as much for his talk as I did for his cooking!
Then there’s Gullah, man!, I have a HARD time understanding that one! I do love the word ‘swimps’ and use it instead of shrimp...just because I enjoy it and it reminds me of SC.