We Southerners get made fun of a lot for our accents. Never mind that our accents are closer to British accents than any other American dialect, that we are more efficient with our words than anyone else, and have a robust lexicon of jargon and colorful slang, folks still look down on us. Whatever, who cares. It may be easy for outsiders to fake the accent, but have you ever tried to remove your accent? It’s harder than you think! One woman tried to get her husband to speak without an accent and it’s the funniest thing we’ve seen all week.
This wife wanted her husband to say “the dog licked the oil and everyone laughed” clearly and without an accent. The husband replied, “I cain’t!” It is one of the purest Southern expressions out there.
The video also raises an interesting question: why is it difficult for Southerners to get rid of their accent? I think it is because we don’t want to. I mean, why would you want to get rid of one of the best things we have?