fake American dialects (Society Listserv?)

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 24 02:50:16 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 10:27 PM, Marc Velasco <marcjvelasco at gmail.com> wrote:
> One of the better jobs (imho) of a fake American accent was English actor
> Dominic West off of 'The Wire.'  He's not merely pulling off 'generic
> American' but doing a passable job at the subtle Baltimorean dialect.  One
> episode in series 2, he had to pull off a local Baltimore street cop, trying
> to imitate his idea of a British accent.  Has anyone else ever had to
> pretend to be themself?  I'm sure it's happened before, but I estimate it's
> rather rare.

Not that but somewhat parallel: Julie Andrews in Victor/Victoria,
playing a female impersonator.

Mark Mandel

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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