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Originally posted by UnusualMe
I don't mean to assume, but if they hire outside help maybe it's because your accent is unacceptable. I've been in the south and met everyone from "sexy southern accent" to "what the hell did you just say" and they lived in the same town :O
Out sourcing help desk.. etc support to other countries also pisses me off because I can't understand them with their accent.
Originally posted by Woodside
Any complaints about Jeff Foxworthy and those other self-proclaimed "redneck" comedians that are always on comedy central (sorry, cannot remember their names)? They "promote" the same stereotypes as the cartoons you referred to. What about "The Simpsons"? They stereotype EVERYONE!!! I think it's funny how people tend to choose what offends them and what does not.
Originally posted by Valhall
I step up and in my I-aint-ever-been-out-of-Oklahoma-before-voice say: "I would like to enroll in a class." AND I SWEAR TO GAWD she goes into slow motion...
"Okay, honey, you take this form, okay? and this is a class listing you can find the class you want to take - what class do you want to take?" And SHE LOOKS IT UP FOR ME! (and she's saying all of this like she's speaking to a 3 year old that has to lip read) and this continued for like 3-5 minutes. Ending with "and if you have any trouble, you just come back and I will help you, okay?"
LOL...see, I don't really give a flaming flip. Because if you look back through the technological break-throughs - particularly in the areas of space flight and mechanical/aero engineering - you'll find a disproportionate amount of stupid southerners on the list.
[edit on 7-12-2004 by Valhall]
Originally posted by jezebel
My family is from Alabama and I grew up saying "warsh" instead of "wash" and I still say "I usta could" sometimes instead of "I used to be able to". That being said, I have always loved cartoons and shows like "The Beverly Hillbillies" that poke fun at the redneck and hillbilly stereotypes. Actually, I love shows that mock any stereotype. Richard Pryor's impressions of white people never fails to crack me up, even though I am white.
So long as the cartoons are not meant to be malicious, I don't see why you are so bothered by them. Hopefully most kids have parents who are smart enough to teach them that real life and real people are not always the same as they are in the cartoons.
Lighten up!! For all of the negative influences kids encounter on a day to day basis, redneck stereotypes would be the least of my worries.