Jacob & Nemesis: Speech
Let me just start off by apologizing because I know everyone has asked this question before, but I felt the need to bring it up again for some reason…
Why do Jacob/MIB have modern American accents? They are plainly speaking English to each other in what almost seems like southern California accents! I can’t accept that the writers just got lazy or thought we would be too stupid to understand or that it would be too revealing if they spoke in (maybe Egyptian?) or with a British or Australian accent…The writers obviously have no problem with foreign languages (i.e. Dogen, Jin/Sun, Ilana/Richard…).
Am I correct in assuming that the ship they saw was the Black Rock? That was somewhere in the 1800’s, right? Those accents didn’t exist back then, and neither did their lingo. I’d like to hear everyone’s opinion on why they speak this way.