Maybe it's his Scottish accent - but when Craig Ferguson pronounces his first name, it always sounds as though he is saying "Claig" (with an "L" instead of an "R".).
Most people assume that the conflagration of "L" and "R" only occurs when Far-East born Asians try to pronounce words or phrases like; "Shrimp Fried Rice".
How many times does an American listener hear "Slimp Fly Lice" instead?
What about Northerners (Yankees) who seem to drop the "R" from words like "Bar"?
What is it to have a drink in a "Baah"?
In the American South - many people add an "R" to words in which none exist.
"Shrereprrt, Louisiana"? (Shreveport, Louisiana)
Or they seem to add an extra "R" or delete vowels altogether.
"Hot in Hrrr."? (Hot in here.)
The only place a noticeable accent is not common is in our country's media capitals.
Most residents of Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C. or Chicago have a corporate (or media) accent influenced by the speech coached accents of those on their local news casts.
(Except for Hispanics. Speakers of Spanish are a whole other story.)
What's the point of all this?
Only that today I was accused of "Talking White".
But there is no such thing.
I (as does everyone else) only speak in the dialect with which I was brought up.