Skip to comments.Tennessee Nuclear Lab Cancels 'Lose Your Southern Accent' Class
Posted on 07/31/2014 4:26:21 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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I have worked in high tech engineering for 35 years...I have a masters degree in electrical engineering. I am from the mountains of East Tennessee and I have a southern mountain accent. I have NEVER had a problem working with engineers fom all over the globe. They have never had a problem with speech.
Your comments are so very condescending and arrogant that I wonder if you have a hidden inferiority complex.
Why would you make fun of the nickname “Bubba”???
You also sound to me to be racist. Why would you single out blacks by saying “they” have been wonderful to you???
Maybe you need to realize that not everyone talks or thinks like you...THANK GOD......
Y'awl wann'a cup o' cow fee ?
(I melted and replied,) "No thank you"
Y'awl wann'a cow k ?
Yes .. please
Y'awl wann'a strow ? (rymes with OW!, if you pinch me)
Absolutely mesmerising to this geeky 17 year old.
*American White Southerners have been under attack for decades.
Im stunned they finally took a stand to be honest.*
It’s the only group that you’re allowed to attack under PC rule of “law”.
Read “Redneck Manifesto”..funny title, but a lot of truth.
It’s just that in the southern lexicon, “damnyankee” is one word...
Bless your heart.
You can try and take the regional accent out of a person, it does not work to well for most.
My husband is a Niagara Falls, NY born he still after 20 yrs in the Navy and 20 yrs as a Jr Col Prof can’t shake the total NY speak. No more than I can my mix of Southern/Yankee. My mom was a TN Knoxville area, my dad born and bred in E. Chicago Ind. So I have both to over come. And I get told I talk to fast. Northern trait. Southern is more laid back. Then you have black ghetto speak.And those you can’t change, as they don’t want to change.
There are some like that everywhere, I once knew a printer in North Carolina who spoke so slowly that by the time he finished a sentence you would forget how it began. He used to tell people that his mind worked so fast that his mouth could not keep up with it but his mouth could not keep up with a snail. I don’t know why he spoke so slowly but he made the average person from Carolina sound like Tom Adams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz0SEXm7XGY start at about .34.
Biggest problem I had with accents (not really a problem, just needed to figure out a work-around) is figuring out the distinction between a "pen" and a "pin". There's a difference. :-) But, they're pronounced exactly the same in my neck of the woods. I solved my problem by asking, "A Writin' Pen? Or a Stick Pin?". Solved.
That, and people (particularly older ladies, for some reason) pronounce my name "Beale". There is no 'eale' in 'Bill'. But when some sweet little old lady at the church picnic wants to call me that, I'm far too polite to correct her. Especially if she has sweet potato pie, which is a delicacy that I've gotten used to, real quick. :-)
I'm reminded of an old Southern observation: Yankees are like hemorrhoids. We they come down but then go back up, they're tolerable. But when they come down and stay, they're a pain in the ass.
Present company excepted, I'm sure.
I'd like to know who proposed and tried to implement this class and for what reason.
It was explained to me that one was a stick pee in an t’other was an eenk pee in.
yeah, n’I suspect it had two syllables, too ... bee-ill
Place that I liked the most was Monroeville, Alabama. Nicest people I've met. I was there for a project over Christmas, and when all the folks at the factory found out, I got a bunch of invitations to family get-togethers. I accepted the first three, and wound up saying "No" (and over-apologizing) to the next dozen or more.
I bet I gained 10 lbs on that trip, between all of the home cooking, and there was a restaurant off the town square that did country cooking. I usually went by myself, and the lady who owned it would come out to my table. "Ya'll still look hungry, so I brought some more catfish. Or, would you like to try the fried chicken today? Save room, I made Chocolate Chess Pie."
My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
BTW, I am Ani-Yun-Wiya (if you don’t know, look it up). I am a proud member of the Bird Clan. My ancestors are on the Baker Rolls.
If you are not a member of the Lemhi Shoshone tribe, I take exception to you using the name of a member of that tribe.
Are you like Elizabeth Warren, claiming to be something that you are not?
Like I said, a sweet little old lady can call me anything she wants, if it's followed with "Would you like a piece of sweet potato pie?". :-)
My wife's grandmother makes one that's just amazing. Her secret? Don't tell anyone, but she puts brandy in it. Shhhhhhhh. I need to go to the liquor store to buy it for her, since if people see her there, they'll talk. lol!!!
“ink pen”. Easier than saying “a writin’ pen”. I’ll file that one away.
Agreed. Cant stand to hear the New York accent. Gag.
To me, the worst New York accents are attached to the likes of Chuck Schumer, as he lectures us about liberalism. Liberal speech in a New York accent is very irritating........
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