Date: Tue, 22 Mar 1994 08:01:00 EST From: "Dennis.Preston" <22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.BITNET> Subject: Actors and accents David Johns has not been talking to the right Southerners. I certainly knew the KORN announ cer (of Hee-Haw fame) and Walter Brennan were not South Midland speakers. I suspected Brennan of being rural New England (not bad), and I actually thought the KORN annoujncer was British doing something which he thought was Southern. (Turns out he was Canadian; give me a C-.) If Johns means that nonlinguists saw noting amiss in these performances, I suppose I could be convinced, but I will have to have evidence from more than a few Southerners he has spoken to. Dennis Preston <22709mgr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]msu.bitnet>