Bostonians didn't always drop their Rs

Mike the Mad Biologist ponders days of yore, when most Englishmen and their Bostonian cousins would have rhotically parked their cars in Harvard Yard, if they'd had cars to park there.



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    “wick-ED gawd”?

    Given how thoroughly wrong that attempt at phonetic transcription is, I have to wonder how accurate the rest of his linguistic analysis is.

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