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dishonesty of republicans: hilary's "fake" southern accent

What do you think of Glenn Reynolds non-apology for the fact that she was quoting someone?
Permalink politico 
March 6th, 2007 12:09am
I thought she was from Arkansas? Don't people from Arkansas have an accent?

I've noticed that Southerner's have a more distinct accent around each other, just like Blacks and New Yorkers...
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March 6th, 2007 12:49am
I think it part of the ceremony of the speech.  Obama also changed the inflection in his voice.  Seems stupid to bring this up when everyone was kind of acting during this ceremony.

Also, listen to Al Gore's sermon a while back, kind of in the same mood.

Will say this; whatever Hilary was doing, it sounded awful.  Obama had a lot more style.  And, Al Gore's older speech tops his.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
March 6th, 2007 12:51am
Hillary grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois. I seriously doubt she had much exposure to a southern drawl there.

It's Bill Clinton that was raised in Arkansas. They met in college.
Permalink Practical Economist 
March 6th, 2007 5:40am
Who here, after talking to southerners for any length of time, doesn't end up imitating them?  If not, you are an unempathic idiot.
March 6th, 2007 12:47pm
The French rub off on me more easily. It takes about a day of hanging out with French people for me to be BOFF, PFFFFFT, and FOOOO with exaggerated expressions and arm flapping.
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March 6th, 2007 1:00pm
I find I will emulate British accents without even meaning to, but I've never done that with southern. I just don't talk that slow. Southerners think that makes me untrustworthy, a fast talkin nurthnr.
Permalink Practical Economist 
March 6th, 2007 2:15pm
All I know is I must sound more like a hick than I realize/want.

A coworker from our other office sent me an email mentioning I could 'get 'er done'. I need to flush my eyeballs and rinse my brain. Gack.
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March 6th, 2007 2:59pm

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