More than I care to recount, people have made fun of my accent. When I meet people for the first time (especially when not in the South) they ask, "Where are you from?" Which usually means, "Where is your accent from?"
It used to really bother me. In recent days I've really tried to think of it as something unique - to take pride in it.
If languages and dialects intrigue you, this is an article about the KY dialect you'll enjoy. Make sure to watch the video with the speech pathologist to hear how I articulate words..."ah" instead of "eye-ee."
Mr. Intensity definitely has a southern twang and can identify with saying "hay-uhd" for "head."