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]

University of British Columbia Library