What’s so funny about accents?

Digging through some old paperwork I came across this cartoon strip. I used to have a regular commission for a local firm of lawyers for their newsletter.They’d give me a grey old crusty subject and then I’d be forced to find something trivial and hopefully marginally amusing to draw up a strip for them. This one was about paperwork for people coming to this country. This is just the rough but it needs no faffing to get across the meaning.

The company it was for are called Willans, and it amused my small mind that accented it would be ‘villains’. They either didn’t notice or were blessed with a keen sense of humour, as we all know lawyers are. Aren’t they?