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Why do British people always do Southern American accents when they try copying American accents?

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

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  • 4 weeks ago

    why do americans do scottish accents when their doing impressions of an irish accent?

  • Craig
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    Well, they don't, "always".  Brits have done movies with New York accents, Boston accents, LA accents, stoner accents, midwestern accents, and even downEast Maine accents.

    It's not easier for them to do a southern accent - but there are a lot of roles that call for one, so that's what you see them doing.  If you aren't familiar with the actor or actress, and then you hear them speaking their native tongue, it can be a shock to realize they aren't from the southeastern US...but the same goes for any number of other parts that call for convincing accents of one sort of another.

    Consider Daniel Day-Lewis' portrayal of Lincoln...not a southern accent at all, but a very, very sophisticated mix of countrified Ohio-valley farmer and precise, calculating lawyer and politician.  And that from a guy born and raised in London.

  • 4 weeks ago

    maybe theyre confused about it

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Southern American accents are very pronounced and not subtle or understated, so it's easier. Strong accents are far simpler to do than subtle ones.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    maybe someone taught them that

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    For the same reason so many Americans always do a Southern accent if you ask them to do an accent-- it's highly recognizable and easy to mimic because there are so many variations of it that you can get away with making minor mistakes without it being noticeable by anyone other than maybe someone from the South.

    Where Brits consistently fall down on Southern accents is the drawled rhotic R. Even Andrew Lincoln, who got so much acclaim for doing such an outstanding job at speaking in a rural Georgia accent in The Walking Dead, nonetheless consistently tripped over saying his character's son's name, "Carl." What usually came out sounded more like a long, drawn out "coral" because he'd go in too soon with making the back of his throat taller to try and form that southern R, so soon he'd start doing it before the vowel instead of after, thus turning the A into more of an O.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    The Southern accent is derived from different English, Scottish and Irish accents coming together and a lot of Southern accents are non-rhotic like British accents.  The General American accent has been heavily influenced by German, Dutch, Italian and several other immigrants and is a rhotic accent... so when a British person attempts to do an American accent it typically sounds Southern not like a General American accent.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Do they? I always hear them doing California accents

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