It is generic. My school doesn't have a lot of options though so if I choose something more awesome, like a bachelor's degree in... paragliding... then I'll have to transfer. I don't think I ever would have really thought I'd be going into communication, of all things, on account of my awful lack of communicating skills, but I seem to do okay when I get up there. One of the older, less shy ladies said that I seem totally collected and my smile is engaging. :D And she does a radio thinger!
I know he's not a real southern, just like Carlos Mencia's not really Mexican and his real name is Ned Holness. The problem is that people around here are pretty much like the stereotype, not so much with the accent but definitely with the mentality. I take solace in that I'm not from here and will be moving on soon. I'm actually okay with country folks, just not the racist, sexist, holy roller kind.
Thanks for dropping in Wes. I may have to sharpen my skills to stay afloat around here. Unfortunately I live in an area that considers Larry the Cable Guy a genius so I've not had to work hard to match wits.