Saturday, August 01, 2009


Here are two clips of unusual American accents, the first is of the Tangier Islanders whose ancestors came from Devon & Cornwall over 300 years ago and their accent is probably closer to that of 17th century South West England that that of people living there today:

The second is of two "Boston Brahmin's" who sound like they've been cast by Hollywood to play two English aristocrats.

There's no point to this post, I just found it interesting.


Peter Risdon said...

They're the same clip. But it was good to hear it twice.

wonderfulforhisage said...

Neither seem to be there at the moment. Pity, I am indeed interested.

Ross said...

Peter, I'll change the second video now.

Wonderfulforhisage- They should be working even if I've got the wrong one for the 2nd video.

wonderfulforhisage said...

They are both working fine now. Thank you.

James Higham said...

I loved those matching western shirts. Interesting community.

Ross said...

"I loved those matching western shirts. Interesting community."

It was probably in style back in the 1680s when they went over.