The british certainly made a science out of accents. Wasn't it 'enry 'iggins what said, "Its how you pronounce your vowels that keeps you in your place."
Imagine my chagrin, after giving a scientific presentation at the National Institutes of Health, when the host asked me "Where on Staten Island did I grow up?"
I later found out her dad was from FawCawnahs and went to PS29. Go figure.
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