We all know it. The one on TV. A female voice says, “The essence of man? It’s hard to define.” But despite the array of gorgeous looking women that then appear on the screen, nothing can fix that skanky Joburg kugel accent. Nothing can correct those revolting flat vowels. It’s embedded in your brain from that moment. All the female beauty that follows is in vain. No one likes listening to someone who sounds like a Joburg gold digger. I guess the essence of man is that he should be filthy rich. That’s what the accents are saying.