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Good practice for listening to a southern accent

The ex-Mayor of Montpellier Georges Frêche was well loved for speaking like 'one of us'
In %20http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t55CC7U82nc">this video (which has subtitles in French if you find the accent difficult to catch) he explains his way of appealing to electors.
Leave the video to restart after each page...it pauses each time.

His was born ( and is now buried) in the Tarn, but worked  in the Languedoc.

His is an authentic accent, as opposed to some 'put on' by actors from the north.

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell
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