Sunday, January 29, 2012


Boston Brahmin. They sound different from each other. The one on the left is definitely American with a couple of localisms; the one on the right more mid-Atlantic/partly English like George Plimpton and Bill Buckley.

Like that Italian TV sketch about 40 years ago: how American English sounds to people who don’t understand it. The British actors get the ‘music’, the characteristic sounds, of the accent.

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