Date: Mon, 31 Jan 1994 09:39:38 PST From: Joseph Jones 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