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T. S. Eliot

I saw a video on YouTube the other day. It was a minute or so excerpt from a PBS documentary called American tongues. In the video, we see two Boston Brahmin talking about being a dying breed. Here is the video.

I know things have to change but wouldn't it be a shame if this type of speech would someday be forgotten.  I remember how Kate Hepburn spoke this way, Walter Gaines on Cheers, Thurston Howell III on Gilligan's Island T.S. Eliot and even Julia Childs.  Like the southern drawl, New York accent, California Valley or the accent of the Midwest, the Boston Brahmin way of speaking is a big slice of Americana.  What do you think?  Is the Brahmin dwindling to near nothing?

For those of you who are wondering what is a Boston Brahmin, here is a link to great article by Andy Bowers.

Posted By O. Cavanaugh

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