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Rockbone, Rick Ross, and Memphis accents

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#Rockbone started trending Tuesday morning after an official tweet from WREG News Channel 3, generated ostensibly to encourage viewers to use the station's interactive weather radar, was loosed into the twitterverse with an attached link for pornhub.com/users/rockbone ...

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We're guessing somebody at WREG just got a new nickname.

And while we're tuned into WREG, let's take a quick look at a textbook example of how some easily made typos are more troublesome than others. Case in point, a WREG web package headlined "Rick Ross' upcoming Memphis Madness performance stirs controversy." As Fly on the Wall has previously noted, when you book apologetic rape-rapper Rick Ross, you book some baggage, which was the basic theme of the WREG story right up until the point where this happened: "Date tape is a huge problem on college campuses and often times goes unreported."

Is "date tape" like duct tape? Or is it a mix of smooth jams by artists other than Rick Ross?

Memphis Vs. Philly

And the winner is ... Philly. And that's a good thing, we think. The first round of Gawker's "America's Ugliest Accent" contest pitted the Bluff City against the city of brotherly love, and Philly trounced us, 7,515 votes to 1,472. The Memphis accent was described as "delicately Southern." Gawker further explained that the "Appalachian influence is present," which means we sound country, but we don't drop our Rs so we don't sound like Foghorn Leghorn either. Notable examples of our "ugly" accent included in-demand actor/voiceover titan, Morgan Freeman.

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