Thank you for posting this.
Let me get this straight - Parker protests Southern accents for an ad run in Arkansas. Has she ever been to fly-over country? I think not.
As a Northeastern friend once told me, “You can’t fool me. Just because you talk slow doesn’t mean you think slow!”
I once had a client that had a dispute with Prudential Insurance Company, who processed claims in New Jersey. When the rep got insolent, rude, demeaning, and continually interrupted me, I told her that when I filed suit in Comanche County Oklahoma, and we put 24 eyes, and 24 ears in the jury box, they would understand me perfectly. In fact, I told her, people in Comanche County don’t like “Yankees.” They settled.