Bad TV dialects

Thu Oct 3 17:27:10 UTC 2002

        For the related question of the supposed setting of the show:

>>The location of Hazzard is equally vague, and kept that way purposely; the intent of The Dukes of Hazzard, after all, was not to represent some real place, but to provide Southern-flavored entertainment. Clues in the show, if carefully collected over the seasons, lead devout viewers to believe that the county backs up against the Georgia Appalachians, and the speech patterns are the twangier accents of the mountain regions. The language, though, is largely based on stereotypes of Southern dialects instead of the speech itself.<<

Guthrie, The Hazards of Southern Speech: Language in The Dukes of Hazzard (1996), available at

John Baker

-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Bischoff [mailto:alex at SPAMCOP.NET]
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 12:16 PM
Subject: Re: Bad TV dialects

> The Dukes of Hazard strikes me funny.  That hillbilly accent, but the show was
> actually filmed in Hazard, Georgia.

Not exactly ;).

        "Where was the Dukes of Hazzard filmed?

        Answer: The first five episodes were filmed in Covington, Georgia,
        and then the show was moved to Los Angeles and shot in surrounding
        areas, both on set and on location."

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