|Boomer The Dog |
That's something I noticed a lot in old movies, and wondered where that accent had gone to in the media. I had always thought it was just European immigrants, and through the generations they lost it. I've thought it's been around, the echos of it at least, even in 1960s movies.
Another accent that seems to be fading from movies and the airwaves is the New York City accent. Strong accents from different NYC boroughs were on lots of TV shows, like All In The Family for example, and even the Dog show Rosie that was posted here, he sounded like a New York mutt.
Maybe it's just different because lots of production has moved to LA? Now so many shows seem to have a dry, non-dramatic speech, which is funny, when a 'drama' has people talking in virtual monotone.
I guess it's because every second of dialog is calculated and measured on TV and in the movies, actors speak in sound bites, so there's less room for informality to get into the mix.
You're not going to find a lot of people in New England who talk like the Kennedy's did. They had the trans-atlantic accent discussed in the video for the same reason: they learned it in prep school. Strictly old-timey upper crust, although a Maine accent has a lot of similarity.
I've always wondered and now I know, thanks.
Why do people make subscribe-whoring, overproduced videos about stuff that could be explained with a few lines of text?
I've wondered that myself and I struggle to fathom how they're profiting from it other than some sort of low level fame?
|Rodents of Unusual Size |
I love this accent. I wish it were still around. It makes me feel like getting on a streetcar.
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