Bad TV dialects
mnadki01 at MOREHEAD-ST.EDU
Wed Oct 2 19:31:36 UTC 2002
The Dukes of Hazard strikes me funny. That hillbilly accent, but the show was
actually filmed in Hazard, Georgia.
Quoting "Dennis R. Preston" <preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU>:
> Hmmmm. What a venting it would be if the authentic speakers from
> those areas represented by such TV-reality shows as the Beverly
> Hillbillies, Dukes of Hazard, and their ilk were were vented upon.
> >Ok, I have to vent. I watched a few minutes of _Hack_
> >the other night. It's supposed to take place in
> >Philadelphia, but like last year's _Philly_ everyone
> >seems to sound like New Yorkers. Don't those Hollywood
> >people know what a Philly dialect sounds like? It
> >makes me miss _Homicide_ where at least the extras
> >actually sounded like Baltimorians.
> >Feel free to commiserate if your city/region fails to
> >get proper treatemnt on TV!
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> Dennis R. Preston
> Professor of Linguistics
> Department of Linguistics and Languages
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