I’m playing catch up with this excellent series, presently in season two. I’ve always been interested in regional accents and speech patterns and am wondering if:
Are the accents being used in this series regionally (Kentucky) accurate to any extent? If not, who is screwing the pooch?
Is the style of speaking of, say, Boyd Crowder and some others common to the South or of this area in particular? This style of speaking is exaggeratedly polite and stilted. The words used are of a possibly higher social strata than one would expect the characters to have originated from.
An example would be something like: “I have come to the conclusion in this conversation that your expectations have not yet been met regarding the impending incarceration of my father.” A lengthy substitution for “You ain’t arrested my pappy yet and you’re mad about it.”