Re: The San Francisco accent

02/13/10 - posted by Paul Rosenberg

My father was born in German Hospital (of course before WWI when it was changed to Franklin Hospital then Ralph K Davies, etc.), went to McKinley Elementary, and grew up at 174 Henry Street, then joined the great westward movement to the Western Neighborhoods. He rarely pronounced 'r' when that letter appeared after the start of a word. Thus:
quarter pronounced quatter
drawer pronounced draw
He said it was a San Francisco accent.

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