Southern Dialects: Talkin' Tar Heel
A Southern accent carries many associations, from "Gone With the Wind" Southern charm to country bumpkin. Language can also be political, as Yankee politicians quickly find out when they try to pepper speeches with Southernisms like "y'all." We explore the dialects of a changing South -- including North Carolina -- where transplants are influencing the language.
How Charlotte, N.C.,'s changing landscape is changing its language: