American Craig Ferguson on Voting

kinnon —  September 17, 2008 — 17 Comments

Craig talks about being an American. I’m trying to place the accent. He’s gotta be from the south somewhere, right?! [HT – All kinds of places including TommyMertonHead]

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17 responses to American Craig Ferguson on Voting

  1. He must have just become a citizen. He was working on it, otherwise I don’t see how he could be so passionate about voting.

    I love what he had to say about the youth voter registration drives. So true!

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  2. Here, here! I totally identify with his frustrations!!! This is serious, but it’s treated like a high school popularity contest. Disgusting. Especially since whoever we choose will impact the entire globe, not just our own nation. This decision can’t be made lightly…

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  3. Bill, Bill, Bill…that accent is not Southern American! It’s Celtic, dude!

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  4. Peggy,
    How can you suggest such a thing!? No self-respecting Gaelic speaker would call himself an American, now would he? The accent’s gotta be from some primitive corner of the south. I’m thinking the Kentucky hills, I am. Maybe he’s one of TommyMertonHead’s friends. TMH has his own interesting accent, ya know.

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  5. And let me add. If he were a Celt, he wouldn’t be caught dead in that fancy schmanzy suit now would he. He’d have the tartan wrapped around his waist and a dirk well hidden in it.

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  6. Accent resembling Billy Connolly… delivery a la Eddie Izzard methinks?

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  7. Now what are the poor Yanks going to do, Tim. They’ll have to figure out who Billy and Eddie are. This is my all time favourite Izzard sketch – on the Anglican Church, no less. I do doubt that Craig Ferguson was ever CoE. But that’s because he’s from Kentucky, right.

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  8. Do I want to know what a dirk well is?

    He convinced me. I guess I will vote, but I’m not happy about it.

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  9. link to en.wikipedia.org

    Think of Ferguson in a kilt. That should make you smile, Grace.

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  10. Holy Cheetos, Batman! Y’know, I’ve always thought the man was outrageously funny, but now I freakin’ love him!

    And, yes, Ferguson did recently become a citizen. Would that all American citizens were as thoughtfully passionate.

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  11. huh … maybe south of Scotland, down in the low country where they can’t take the winters. But that’s all the south he’s from. (Aside … the American southern accent is derived from Scots and Irish immigrants).

    This is one of the best “rants” on political involvement I’ve ever seen.

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  12. He’s a Scot.

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  13. Ed. Thanks. 🙂

    The questioning of Craig’s ethnicity was done for humourous effect. I’m a Canadian of Scots Irish decent. (Kinnon is a shortened MacKinnon – though the Kinnons came to Canada from Ireland. My mother was an Elliott. Her people from Scotland.) Note the technorati tag, “if it’s not Scottish, it’s crap.” A reference to an SNL character created by Scottish-born, Toronto-raised Mike Myers.

    I found the Ferguson clip both funny and important. Ferguson (good Scots name that it is) speaks to his fellow (or should I say, “now fellow”) Americans with a rather broad Scottish accent. Mildly incongruous. But his message is well read (teleprompter) and well said.

    And that would be whether he’s a Scot, a Yank or someone from the beautiful Kentucky hills.

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  14. How about a comment about the CONTENT of his statement? This ongoing banter about his SCOTCH accent is exactly the sort of attention to trite that he decried.

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  15. blz,
    I do think it’s unfair of you to blame his accent on alcohol.

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  16. I can’t stop laughing, reading that last comment. Perfectly delivered. Who needs a lecture when you’ve got a smart ass?

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  17. Yes blz, just to confirm… scotch is something you drink and scottish is something you speak.

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