Guy Gardener wrote:
Those farm people were from the 1930s.
They weren't stereotypes more so than archetypes.
I'm curious and need the perspective of folks from outside the states.
Based on TV, what do you think Americans sound like? Do we all sound alike to you?
I mean, I know the average American can't tell the difference between an Australian accent & a British accent, so I'm wondering if it's the same for you. Does NY and Georgia sound the same to you?
I can tell the difference between Dale Earndheart Jr and Frasier Crane. And Homer Simpson sounds different to Dr Cox from Scrubs, etc.
Ask someone here to do a NY accent and they'll probably do Chandler/Joey from friends (How you doin,...could I BE any more of a stereotype, etc)
Ask them to do anything southern they'll probably do Foghorn Leghorn.
P.S. tell your friends we have more than 2 accents (Royal and cockney..) thank you very much