Oh, That Old-Timey Movie Accent!
James Fallows was watching some old movies recently and has a question: The language that the narrator, one Gayne Whitman, uses is florid enough. But his accent! It’s instantly familiar to anyone who’s seen old movies and newsreels from the 1930s and 1940s. But you cannot imagine a present-day American using it with a straight … Continue reading Oh, That Old-Timey Movie Accent!
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