Reminder: New York Accents at Noon

signSo yours truly will be standing with this sign on Clark and Henry today from 12-1 to shoot footage for my film about the New York accent, “If These Knishes Could Talk.” News 12 just emailed and told me they’ll be filming the “event” (as it were) around noon as well, so please swing by and help me out so I don’t end up standing there by myself like a weirdo. And who knows? You might get famous. At the very least, you’ll be doing your good deed for the day.

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  • John Wentling

    NY accent? That’s overly broad, Brooklynese is more than just an accent, it’s a distinct and recognized American dialect.

    It took six months for me to temper my accent before people in Arizona could understand a word I said. VERY frustrating, but testament to the unique dialect. I can tell immediately if someone’s from Brooklyn or one of the other boroughs our outlying areas. Any Brooklynite worth their salt can as well.

    We don’t have NY accents, they’re far more localized than that.

  • Heather Quinlan

    Tell it to the camera! And actually, the film isn’t just about Brooklyn, but different New York accents. Bronx Irish, LES Puerto Rican, Arthur Ave. Italian vs Bensonhurst Italian … that kind of thing.

  • anonymous

    Heather Quinlan is hot!

  • John Wentling

    Wish I could Heather, when I let myself go and let it roll it’s classical Brooklynese – with the attitude to go with it. ;)

  • AEB

    Indeed, John–I mean, Gee-awn: