OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 29 (UPI) --Plans for a class that would have taught Department of Energy employees how to pull the plug on their southern accents have been cancelled.
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory's proposed "Southern Accent Reduction" class will not be taught after some employees complained that they found the class offensive.
The six-week course was going to be taught by "accent reduction trainer" Lisa Scott, and students were going to learn to "speak with a more neutral American accent" so they could "be remembered for what you say and not how you say it."
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Don't they have no other problems to spend the money on?