The Boston Brahmins Posted on November 25, 2015September 25, 2015 by Byron Tully http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLN-WanZKjcs7MMcsy_pkOtCwUfQtZH2Ec I love these guys. “Dickens is so messy…” BGT Share this:TwitterFacebookRedditWhatsAppPocketTumblrPinterestLike this:Like Loading...
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I read an article recently (can’t find it) that the Brahmin accent is fast disappearing in the Northeast.
Yes, sadly, it is. I don’t know anyone under the age of 60 who really speaks with it anymore. Ah well… – BGT
Boston is our favorite city and have spent/will spend quite a lot of time there. I only recall a handful of encounters wherein I heard this lovely accent.
Thank, Holly. Yes, it’s slowly fading away, but we can always watch reruns of Gilligan’s Island, with Thurston Howell III to remember… – BGT
You are right Byron. The Brahmin accent will always be Hollywood’s go to “rich guy” accent. lol
The accent that Thurston Howell III had was Locust Valley Lockjaw, not Boston Brahmin.
Non-rhotic, so the R not followed by a vowel is dropped or less emphasized. Sounds similar to a ‘refined’ or ‘cultivated’ Australian accent. True!