The 'pre-daaah-mi-NENT' accent in Bristol County Massachusetts
, especially stroo-ung in Fall River
, and, to a lesser degree, in Taunton
, and Attleboro
A bastard child of Tom Menino
accent and Fran Drescher
(New York City) accent.
To those from other parts of Massachusetts
, the Bristol County accent is often mistaken for a Providence Rhode Island
accent, with which it is somewhat similar, or even a New York
have been said to mistake Bristol County speakers as being native Long Island
ers who have spent most of their adult lives in white, inner-city Boston or 'pahts' of Maine
My name's Joe Raaaahbinson. I was baaahn and raised in Foe Rivuh (Fall River
) but have lived in Daaahchista (Dorchester Boston
) fa ovuh faaaahty yeeiz.
Pay-pul from Foe Rivuh spake da Bristol Coun-tay ee-ax-ent (Bristol County Accent), ya no. Dem pay-pul ovuh in Noo Beffid New Bedford
sound preddy diff-RENT, ee-nd kinduh ri-taah-did, if yuh aaaahsk may!
Some pay-pul in Daaahchista think I'm a Noo Yaaaahka just be-cooz I say caww-fay. Is that fried, ahhh what?!
Now, Dunk-yays has da best caww-fay, by faaaah. I caaahn't unda-stee-nd them pay-pul who aaaahda caww-fay from Staaah-buckz. Dat second sylla-bowl in Staaaah-buckz is appro-pree-yett, pun intendid.
Faaaaah daaaahliz faah a smoo-ell, paah-din may, shaaaaht, caww-fay. Dat's friggin ri-taaaah-did.
Fa faaaaah daaaahliz, I can put just enough gee-yess in my caaaah to drive from
Daaahchista down to my sistiz in Braaaaahk-tin. Tank gaaaaahd she duz-int live in Naaaahtin aah Addle-bwo aah, even waaaaahs, Swaaaahnzay. Den, the gee-yess wood coo-wust much maaaah!
Laaaahst yeeeuh, my ol' lay-dee and I went down to Flaaaaahrider for some aaah and aaah. It was very haaaaaht down they-uh, so when we went to break-fust, I aaaahsked fa a glee-ass of aaaaahrange joes. Dey make the best aaaaahrangez in Flaaaaahrider; dem Cal-ee-faaahn-yenz should stick to wine aah sumptum!
My ol' lay-dee, a Foe Rivuh gull tru ee-nd tru, aaaahsked fa a cup of tay ee-nd tha wait-RESS looked at huh like she was speaking Choy-nase aw sumptum. So my ol' lay-dee says to huh again, "cup of tay, plays." She finally gaaaht whut she aaaahdid!
Now, I gaaahta open anutha cee-an of Milliz and smoke anutha Pall Moo-al. Heee-ave yawself a nice day!