Originally Posted by Bombalurina
I have this exact problem! I'm a Brit with a relatively BBC accent. I work in a Kids Club in an AFL club in Australia. The people who go there are all blue-collar workers with really bogan accents. They exercise the most crazy reverse snobbery on me and my sister because we speak well, therefore we must be the snobby ones.
I want to say it's funny they act this way but it's really kind of sad isn't it? I actually love British accents. Everything you say sounds smart. I hate to sound discriminating or anything so don't take that the wrong way. I do truly love the accent. wheras, people with a hillbilly accent sound really dumb to people at times. My sister went to college a while back in the city and they asked her if she was from Kentucky (Kentuckians usually have a stronger hillbilly accent)
But back on the subject. Everyone around my area sound like illiterate hicks. I do laugh at myself sometimes. I am a hillbilly at heart and it comes out really bad when I am mad. When I am angry you get this, "Ya'll bettur get oiut of ma fayce!"
I am even known to say "yantoo?" when I am mad, translation------> "do you want to?" Hahaha. seriously, never in a million years did I think that people would look differently at me when I decided to get a higher education. I think my mom even thought I was a bit of a snob for a minute because I told her I wouldn't go to community college. I told her it was University or nothing because community college is trade school in my opinion. I want a degree that will be respected by mostly all employers and I know some who view community college differently. Maybe that makes me a snob? I don't know.
I was shocked when I learned how differently people looked at me for choosing a Christian school. You could probably get the reasons without me listing them I bet.... Some good but some bad opinions.