lol Pat, good term! I’ve run into a bunch of those boarder folks myself.
I’m college educated, travel all over and refuse to let how others think of me determine how I speak. One side of my family comes from the hills (Sand Mountain, Alabama) The other from the Delta via Scotland. I love the southern voice and our little idioms. I sound about as hick as you can get and don’t ever want that part of me to leave. If others choose to think I’m stupid because of a speech pattern, well ya know what they say about assuming right? And I think it’s a right fair shame that we’d let others determine our self worth just because we don’t all sound the same.
I’d give anything in the world to hear my granny’s soft drawl wafting on the breeze on a hot evening one more time.