Just skip to 1:40, unless you want to see a tourist entering and leaving Cheers.
Via DotRat, who declares the firefighter his new hero.
I'd like to see a "lifestyle journalist" make a video of their visit to Grove Hall. Or Geneva Ave. I go to LA 2-3 times a year for work and every time I get off the plane I mutter under my breath "Fucking LA".
I like that one.
I also love how people think the Boston accent includes trying to say the word Boston like you would other words that actually have R's.
We don't say Baaahstin we say Baughston. Boston doesn't have an 'r' in it so you don't get the 'aaaahhh' sound that would get when you say Harvard, park, car, or yard.
We are actually correct on our long sounding o that you have in words like Boston. When I lived in upstate new York, people thought I had an accent when I said words like socks, bonds, or Boston. Upstaters would pronounce those words the same, but say the word 'golf' differently, therefore giving them the accent, not me. I ( and those with a Boston accent) actually say those words correctly, or are consistent with them anyway.
Does that make sense?
THANK you. I keep telling people this and they still argue, saying that we say "Bahhhstin". It's weird; some people don't seem to have an ear for it.
Always wrong: Bahhstin
New York: Bwwoostin
New Yorkers say "Boston" just like Bostonians, except when they're trying to do a Boston accent, in which case, yeah, they go into Pepperidge Fahm mode.
i was in manhattan several years ago wearing a red sox cap when a homeless guy shouted "BALLSTAIN" in my face. i actually thought it was pretty funny.
Really? I always thought that NYers said it more like "Bawstin".
Maybe it's just Long Islanders that say it like that, but I'm pretty sure that I've heard a good number of folks born and raised in Staten Island say it like that, too (I would have included those from Brooklyn and Queens, but I like to kid them that they're really Long Islanders too - because geologically, they are - but boy does that piss them off).
Incidentally, I think that you find the heaviest "Boston" accents on the North and South Shores these days - it's the OFD crowd that moved all the way out to Quincy, Weymouth, etc. and the former North Enders who decamped to Saugus, Lynnfield, etc.
It was a consistent and predictable pattern for years that whenever the old time East Boston, Revere, North End crowd got a little money and wanted to "get out of the city", or what they considered "moving up in the world", they migrated north to Lynnfield, Peabody, Saugus, etc, and those from Dorchester and Mattapan went to Braintree, Milton, Weymouth and the like. It happened every time. It was a cultural thing, I think.
id talk anyway she wanted me to talk. then i would pahk my cah in her havahd yahd.
I don't hang out in the South Side often enough...
No travel show for you. Cheers is not authentic Boston anymore than the stupid statue of the Bewitched witch is authentic Salem.
This is perhaps the stupidest thing I've seen on youtube in years.
Back to with LA with you, you can be incredibly aggravating there!
This woman is extremely annoying. Extremely.
This. Is. Awesome!
That's Jamie McLaughlin. Stop in Toni-Ann's at 283 Main Street in Charlestown and you may be able to get his autograph!
He is 100% correct when she asks "Where don't they suck?" and he replies "Charlestown".
But once again, how annoying is this question? There is no "Boston accent". English came to America through Boston, and we speak it properly. What people south and west of us did with it is not our problem!
English came to America through Boston, and we speak it properly.
No. Otherwise we would speak the Queen's English.
Southern accents are actually closer - The Boston accent reflects different immigration patterns. New Yorker accents still retain some odd Dutch phonemes, and have more Yiddish input than Boston accents do.
http://www.thebardofboston.com/2011/02/picking-up-my-rs-end-of-boston-accent.html has a good explanation of the evolution of the Boston accent and some links.
maybe we speak the King's English. Either that of George the III, or the people in power when Massachusetts was first being colonized, James (1567-1625) or Charles (1625-1649). Assuming that to be the case, the Boston accent thus retains older (and arguably more proper) forms of English, explaining the difference between our speech and R.P. Or, because the original settlers of Massachusetts were not from London and R.P. is based on Estuary English and the upper-class dialects of London, the Boston accent reflects a different kind of English one than is usually represented in American media. I don't know. Maybe the last, as-yet-unknown vestiges of Danes are responsible for the way we talk.
Nothing like modern "Queen's English" --
I found this almost by accident a few months ago.
Boy this is getting deep. Where are my wadehs...lol I've been in the south for thirty years and still have my Boston accent. There is no other accent in the country like it. Sorry the English didn't just settle in Boston. The english language and dialect Bostonians speak is Native to Boston. No other place speaks except Nawlins comes in a close second. Thanks for the laugh... You need to get out of Bauwston more.
If she wants the "Rosetta Stone" program for that accent, she should watch ALL the episodes of Real Housewives of South Boston.
But then she'd get herself in trouble looking for Route 34 ...
There was a PBS special many years ago. It was called "The Story of English". They followed the Pilgrims and noted how many of our speech patterns were found in Plymouth, England. That's what I'm basing my statement on. And I must stick with it since I was born here and will never leave.
Southie and Charlestown are enemies?
No they aren't! I love my yuppie friends in Charlestown and they love me!