Many native Tennesseans speak in the dialect of the American South. This dialect changes slightly as you cross through each region, and will be especially pronounced in rural areas
Generally speaking, it is accepted that people in the South speak more slowly, carefully, and politely than those from the North. In particular, visitors from larger cities will have to adjust to the different pace of speech if they visit Tennessee’s smaller mountain towns; speaking quickly and bluntly can be perceived as inconsiderate and may gather a negative response.

Many native Tennesseans speak in the dialect of the American South. This dialect changes slightly as you cross through each region, and will be especially pronounced in rural areas
Generally speaking, it is accepted that people in the South speak more slowly, carefully, and politely than those from the North. In particular, visitors from larger cities will have to adjust to the different pace of speech if they visit Tennessee’s smaller mountain towns; speaking quickly and bluntly can be perceived as inconsiderate and may gather a negative response.