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HotforWords vocabulary lesson: illeism
She makes me laugh, and I love the fact that you have to listen closely to understand what she’s saying. I think she smacks convention on the head in three ways: she’s blonde, she’s beautiful, and she’s got a heavy accent, all three of which tend to work against a person being taken seriously. (here in the States, anyway. It’s probably different elsewhere around the world.)
See here for an article about accents and success in one’s career.
Here’s another one on accents.