“That’s Jimmy Bob slow”

RORY: That’s not slow.
PARIS: It’s Jimmy Bob slow.

Jimmy Bob, a stereotypical “Southern” name, based on the perception that people in the American South tend to talk slower than in the northern states. In fact, they speak at the same rate, but they tend to make their vowels longer on stressed syllables.

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