Why Kevin Spacey’s southern accent sounds weird to Southerners

As a native Southerner who hates all Southern accents in movies (except Reese Witherspoon’s; keep it real homegirl), I really enjoyed this Vox video explaining Kevin Spacey’s accent in House of Cards. The section of the video comparing Appalachian accents to Irish accents is extremely relatable as I was often mistaken for Irish when I tended bar in London. (In a loud bar, punters knew I wasn’t English but couldn’t place the southern accent.)