Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Yoo tawkin' to me? Fuggedaboutit!

One of the hardest things about being a native of Long Island living in Connecticut is not hearing that singular, unmistakable accent.  It took me a while to figure out what "cah-fee" was; it's what people up here call caw-fee.

Well, I'll get a chance to bask in Lawn Gyland-ish and Brooklynese when The Avon presents "If These Knishes Could Talk" next Wednesday, September 11, at 7:30, at the Avon.  "If These Knishes Could Talk" tells the story of the New York accent: what it is, how it's evolved, and the love/hate relationship New Yorkers have with it.

And yes, I still call it Noo Yawk.

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