Friday, November 5, 2010

Wikid Pissah

I interrupt my self imposed moratorium on pics of myself because I promised to show you in all my Brunette-ness. I even have the balls to leave it up all weekend.


So I'm reading my paper this morning and I spy an article about a local casting company that offers a class that helps Boston raised actors get rid of their Boston accent.

So I think, "That's wikid pissah!"


Not really, but you get the idea. Then I think that this is pissah for all Bostonians, not just Boston bred actors because the Boston accent makes you sound like a wikid big moron. Seriously, My Tommy could be presented before me, tied up with a gold ribbon (tied up? meowww) and if he opened his mouth and spoke with a Boston accent, I would be out the door, pronto. I mean it.


Nothing makes me cringe more than hearing one of my beautiful children speak in the vernacular of the locals. I will admit to occasionally revealing my region of origin in my speech, but being a journalism major with a concentration in TV, it gave me the discipline to articulate the words the way they were meant to be spoken. I do slip up. After all, I was born and raised here, but mostly I only slip when I'm with my family or friends who speak with the accent. It's very easy to slide into it when it's all you hear. Or heah.


I jacked this from the Boston Herald article because it's so true:




Unless you are going to be cast in a Ben Afflek or Matt Damon, both serious hunks of men, movie, or a movie about the Kennedy's, I see absolutely no reason to EVER sound like one of us. EVER. It's just downright appalling and it deduces the speaker to trailer trash upon first impression.

And that would just be a wikid shame.

15 comments:

Joker_SATX said...

I spent 9 years in New England. I am afraid to say it but every once in a while my wife catches the accent. It's like the creeping crud in that it latches on and never lets go....

Heff said...

Hey, the hair's not as bad as I thought it would be.

You - my dear, are a VISION !

Tom said...

Nice picture- Thanks for finally giving in. All this talk about Boston accents is gonna give me a hat attack.

sybil law said...

I love the hair! You're just beautiful, though.

I admit to sometimes missing hearing the old Boston accents. I still sometimes say, "Wikkid baahd", but most people think I'm stupid even when I'm just being silly and nostalgic.
However, I'd go nuts in a week if I had to hear it all the time. (Good reason to avoid Dorchester! Haha)

Doc said...

Oh yum @ the "Brunette-ness"
Looking very good...Thats a nice way to start my weekend!

The Vegetable Assassin said...

I like it! Blonde is so yesterday. It's like everyone can only think blonde. I love the brunette! It's lovely.

Joanie M said...

Love the brunette!!!

I have a friend who grew up in Massachusetts. Sadly, for me, she and her family live in New Hampshire now. One of her favorite sayings, when surprised, was "No Suh!!"

The Dental Maven said...

Girl, You look damn awesome!!! But honestly? The hair color doesn't matter...you'd look awesome no matter what color it was.

SkylersDad said...

I have been told by folks all around the country that I have an accent, just because I don't have one. Isn't that kind of odd?

And you look downright beautiful, the color suits you.

wallycrawler said...

hey... shhh.... your bra strap is show'n...

Were'z im from wez dontz haves any ecsnz.

Scope said...

I think most regions have a thick accent of some kind that makes everyone cringe. Remember "Duh Bears" from the "SuperFan" days on SNL, doing the Southside accent? When I hear someone say "sassage" I cringe.

But love the hair. And the necklace!

Scott Oglesby said...

I love your new do! You are one hot Bostonian, Candy!

I can’t stand any accent that goes ‘too far’ either. Just a slight accent is cool and sexy, any more than that is ridiculous.

Furtheron said...

I though Boston had some tree thing going on... every one talking about the "arbor" - when I got there no trees but loads of boats... Oh you mean "harbour" ... there's an H an a U in it!!! :-)

the walking man said...

Just be pleased you have hair, I lose about thirty a day!

You know I been to New Bedford so many times I don't even notice the speak speak no more.

Jim said...

Oh my freekin' head . . . what a wickid screensavuh yoaah pikchuh will make awn my cumpyootah . . . aawwsum! Win I git back frum thuh packy with a cupla tall boys in my pahty cah, we needta head inta Loel and hit sum bahs, yoo HAWtee.

XO