fake dialects/accents

Rebecca Shapiro shapiro.becca at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 25 04:28:21 UTC 2008

I'm usually quite impressed by actors who don a "generic" American accent.
An intersting case is the cable show "Brotherhood" and the Australian and
British actors who seem to do a pretty good job--it seems like even
Americans on the show go in and out of the Providence, RI accent a bit.

An English friend tells me that there is an "award" there for Americans with
the worst British accent named after Dick Van Dyke in "Mary Poppins". . .

Rebecca Shapiro

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

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