skinem wrote:I do tire of every Hollywood portrayal of a redneck/hick having a southern accent...or every tornado victim being soutern and with one tooth. (We heerd it a'comin'...sounded lak a big ol' freight train! Me and momma got inna tub and rode 'er out!)
No, wait. That one's true...
There was a wonderful dig at this stereotype in a TV spot for a Garmin PDA/handheld GPS navigator. A city couple finds themselves very lost on a back road. The wife says, "Honey, why don't you ask directions?". The husband gets out and approaches a mountain man sitting on his front porch, whittling.
"You ain't from around here are you?", inquires the mountain man.
"Can you tell me how to get back on interstate ___ (don't remember the number)?"
The mountain man stabs his knife into a log stump that is next to him and stands up (as the husband starts to get really nervous). In the next shot we see the mountain man with a Garmin handhled in his palm.
"You want me to print it out, or would you prefer to get it off the screen?"