I have a southern accent but sometimes I try to cover it up, like when I was at college, and when I'm working. A while back I was working in a restaurant when a lady looked at me wonderingly and exclaimed, Where are you from?? I said, here, Alabama, and she said oh my, you have the most interesting accent, I thought you were Dutch.
I'm from the mountains of north Georgia and have a pretty thick southern accent.
But when I lived in NYC it was almost never brought up as a problem. I can think of two people that seemed to have a hard time understanding me.
When I was in Sweden several Swedes thought I was English. One drunk dude at a beer garden yelled "GO England" at me every 15 minutes or so. I have no clue how he got that idea.
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