Country DJ Too Southern for Station
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Thu Oct 24 01:24:22 UTC 2002
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From: "Mai Kuha" <mkuha at BSU.EDU>
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Subject: Country DJ Too Southern for Station
> Wednesday, October 23, 2002
> by Jonathan Serrie
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This is interesting. But it's hardly surprising. "Southern" accents tend
to be thought of by a lot of people as "sounding stupid and uneducated".
This is a stereotype, of course, but it doesn't stop some people from
thinking that way. Conversely, certain "Brooklyn" types are thought to
sound "rude and unpleasant". And in radio and on TV, *any* "regional"
accent tends to be frowned upon. Some people with such accents even take
speech lessons to try to "get rid" of them. But a trained ear, and one who
has been somewhere, can usually tell the announcers who take speech lessons
to "correct" their accents. I used to hear this sort of thing a lot on NPR,
which is one of the reasons I stopped listening to them.
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