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The Week contest — Southern accent
What more benign-sounding name would you replace "Southern Accent Reduction" lessons with?
 
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This week's question: The federal Department of Energy has dropped plans to give some of its Tennessee employees "Southern Accent Reduction" lessons, following complaints that the class was offensive. If the department had been more sensitive, what more benign-sounding title could it have given the course?

Last week’s contest: The federal Department of Energy has dropped plans to give some of its Tennessee employees “Southern Accent Reduction” lessons, following complaints that the class was offensive. If the department had been more sensitive, what more benign-sounding title could it have given the course?

RESULTS:

THE WINNER: Whittling Dixie
Nathan Foster, Berrien Springs, Mich.

SECOND PLACE: Mason Diction
Ivan Kershner, Salem, S.C.

THIRD PLACE: Drawl withdrawal y’all
Joe Durham, South Deerfield, Mass


HONORABLE MENTIONS:

From -in’ to -ing
Janine Witte, New Hope, Pa.

Twang-go Lessons
Jayme Juncker, Great Falls, Va.

Twanger management
Brian Regan, Esq., Campton, N.H.

Know Northern nomenclature
Mark Schaffer, Ballston Lake, N.Y.

Paula Deenial
Catherine Butler, El Dorado, Ariz.

Oratory Decharmification
David Nordstrom, San Antonio, Texas

Northern Exposure
Roland Sheldon, Waverly, N.Y.

Bubba-be-gone
Eric Edenfield, Santa Rosa, Calif.

History of the Long “I”
Grant Sims, Birmingham, Ala.

Done gone begone
Joanne Sullivan, Maspeth, N.Y.

 

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