Hyundai can Smaht Pahk, but they can’t do the Boston accent

After all these years, you’d think someone could get it right.

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Accent Status

Most of us are commoners, not Boston Brahmins, related to the Cabots, the Lowells, or the Lodges. We didn’t go to Harvard and aren’t related to Boston’s royal family, the Kennedys.

And this is good old Boston,
The home of the bean and cod,
Where the Lowells talk only to Cabots
And Cabots talk only to God. ~ “A Boston Toast,” by John Collins Bossidy

The Kennedys made it famous. Their accents are the boilerplate for every Boston accent I’ve heard on the screen or television. If it’s satire you’re going after, then yes, it’s correct. Go ahead, exaggerate, and have fun. But if you want to get it right, do a little research and tone it down.

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Marilyn is a writer, yogi, and spiritual medium. Her favorite people are animals, especially ones that meow. She loves the ocean and hates one-use plastic.

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