Date: Mon, 31 Jan 1994 09:39:38 PST
From: Joseph Jones Joseph.Jones[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]LIBRARY.UBC.CA
Subject: stereotyping of accent
A British character that led me to think a little about
stereotyping was the smart-ass gunslinger that almost got
kicked to death by the sheriff in Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven.
A character you loved to hate, until he got stomped on unfairly.
This is a western, not detective or sci-fi. Two angles.
History: the former colonial oppressor. Otherness: at the supper
table recently my youngest daughter volunteered that a British
accent was unpleasing because it was stuck-up. This in a
country that tends to be anglophile (though this is the west of it).
Joseph Jones jjones[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]library.ubc.ca
University of British Columbia Library