When I cracked open my People magazine the other week, this was a letter in the MailBag that I saw.
Do any of you have accents? Most people I’ve found say they don’t have one. But you ask someone else from another part of the country, world or even their own state and they will say yes, you do have one. I know in our state of Minnesota, there are many MANY different accents. We say “Yauh, Sure, and You Betchca. Of course there are many variations and many exaggerations. Take the movie Fargo, that is how we talk somewhat but it is very exaggerated. It was a comedy after all. Here’s a little clip. I will say most of us didn’t like this movie at first. It felt like we were being made fun of to much.
I will say however that most of us talk like Sarah Palin. And that’s not a bad thing in my opinion.
But the question is, unless the accent is done really bad, I like them. Don’t you? If there’s a movie taking place say in NYC, don’t you want to hear the accents of it? Or Boston or down south? Even another country. I feel it would seem all the more off if there was a movie taking place say in the deep south with no southern accent. Or in England with no accent. How odd would that seem?
My cousin Audra can talk to me on the phone and if she talks to her sister, her sister knows she’s talked to me without her even saying so. She will inadvertently say something the way I say it. I think it’s kind of cute.
Would you like to see all movies do away with accents or do you enjoy them? Unless they are done bad that is.