The leaves are changing here in Baltimore, the weather is getting colder, and naturally, I am getting lazier. There are piles of cards scattered all around the house that need to be scanned & posted; some from trades, some from pack rips. So what am I going to do? I'm going to post about a World Series I find myself struggling to care about. It's not that the 2 best teams aren't playing each other, because they are. It's just that the one team I hate more than any team in the world (maybe even more than the Steelers) are playing a team that I feel nothing for.
I am curious about one thing... which horrible local accent will prevail?
Philadelphians have quite possibly the worst accent on the east coast, but that's only because the New York accent, which is equally as terrible has been made so commonplace through the popularity of mafia movies.
Wikipedia has entries on both dialects, which can be found here and here. There are also video examples posted below of each horrible accent. What I want you to do is tell me, which accent is worse?
PHILLY ACCENT *videos possibly contain foul language
NEW YORK ACCENT *videos possibly contain foul language (it's New York, whadda ya want)
These are 2 of the most studied dialects in America, and it's fitting that they should both meet in the World Series. I have posted a poll for you to vote in, and am pumped to find out who you vote for to win the "World Series of Bad Accents". The winner is the team who's fans have the worst of the two accents. If you need more evidence before casting your vote, I have some recommendations for you. For the Philly accent, check out anything spoken by Bam Margera and his family. For New York, rent some mafia films or check out a Woody Allen flick. If that's still not enough, you can call my parents house and speak to my mother, who grew up on Staten Island.
Don't forget to cast your vote!
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