Re: The San Francisco accent

02/13/10 - posted by Judy H

I grew up in Noe Valley and remember hearing that Irish Mission District accent. The mother of one of my friends talked like she was from Brooklyn, but was a born-and-raised San Franciscan. Her 3 daughters all have the accent to a lesser degree.

I have heard a very similar accent in, of all places, New Orleans. I was told that it is common among native New Orleanians; albeit the old timers. I think it is dying out there too.

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