Listen and cringe

Americans have to own up to a little bit of an inferiority complex in one thing: our accents. If you watch TV at all, you know that whenever a documentary wants its viewers to be impressed with the erudition of the narrator, it’s got to have a British accent — it sounds so posh and educated and aristocratic, you know.

I have a cure.

Watch the videos below. These are direct recordings from the exhibits in a creation museum in the UK, and you get to hear those lovely British voices reciting the most godawful drivel, the most cliched creationist nonsense, the most ridiculous lies, and I guarantee you that after 20 minutes of that, those round vowels and gentle ‘r’s will sound to your ears like the braying nasalities of an episode of Hee Haw.

Oh, and you will realize that English creationists are just as stupid, if not more so, than their American counterparts.

I shouldn’t pick on Hee Haw, though. The most beautiful accents in America are from the South — just listen to Shelby Foote sometime. There are good things that come out of Mississippi, even.