Accent? What Accent?

Hey you assholes! I’m still unpacking and thinking up a cartoon, but I thought I’d let you know you can now listen to Phill Jupitus’ BBC Radio 4 show about comics whenever you like. Now the foul language I spewed all over the British Isles is preserved for all eternity.

Apparently my swearing was allowed to air because of my accent. From the producer of the program:

I had to get that swear word signed off from the powers that are on
high!  We got away with it because of your accent I think - priddy
shiddy!

I guess it’s similar to how arse and shite are allowed on PBS when they run stuff from the UK.

You can find the audio embedded on this page. The bit with Jen, Mikhaela, Masheka, and myself starts around the 20 minute mark.

After listening to this program, it’s pretty obvious that I still overcompensate for my Boston accent. I tried to drop it in college because it was a source of much amusement for my peers. But now I add the letter “r” into places where it doesn’t even belong. Acknowledging this is the first step towards me becoming non-rhotic and proud.

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