Authentic New Yawk Accent Now Telling People When To Cross The Street
When the Department of Transportation installed audio recordings at over a dozen intersections to aid the visually impaired while crossing, they enlisted native Brooklynite, Dennis Ferrara, to provide an, ah, authentic New York voice recording.
Updated: Jul 10, 2012 2:04 PM
How To Pronounce All Those Tongue-Twisting Traffic Names
We get some expert advice on how to tackle traffic tongue-twisters like Spuyten Duyvil, Kosciuszko, and Goethals.
Updated: Jul 1, 2011 5:29 PM
Everyone Has Been Pronouncing Van Wyck Wrong, Maybe
Debate rages about the proper pronunciation of the dreaded Van Wyck Expressway: Is it Van WICK (as in "stick") or, as some Dutch linguistic purists insist, Van WIKE (as in "like")?
Updated: May 26, 2011 12:06 PM
Arts & Entertainment
Video: New Yawk Accents, The Documentary
There has been a lot of tawk about the death, or
Updated: Apr 13, 2011 6:06 PM
Are NYers Self-Loathing About Their Accents?
Why wouldn't we want to be associated with this lot? Do
Updated: Feb 2, 2011 2:07 PM
Would You Get Rid Of Your New Yawk Accent?
Some famous NYers with accents, via BBC Over the last year,
Updated: Nov 19, 2010 5:18 PM
The New Yawk Accent: A Thing of the Past?
To linguists our city is part of what’s known as the
Updated: Feb 6, 2010 6:19 PM
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