Sunday, March 06, 2016

In Case You Were Wondering

Why There’s No Such Thing As A Brooklyn Accent: The New York accent (also found in New Jersey) is one of the most linguistically strange speech patterns in the country.

5 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Sorry, but I don't buy it.

Jackie's father was your classic William Bendix-type "Toity-Toid and Toid" kind of guy.

Deb said...

New Orleanians of Irish and/or Italian ancestry have a similar accent. When I first moved here, I used to think there must be a lot of transplanted New Yorkers living here! I have a friend, born and raised in Gretna (the West Bank of the Mississippi River), and every time she travels out of state she gets asked if she's from New York.

Rick Robinson said...

I thought Jeff had a Brooklyn accent.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I do, of a sort. After all, Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer and I graduated from the same high school, as did Cap'n Bob's favorite Judge Judy.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Also the Notorious RBG.