[R]ecent research has shown that there are “big differences” across age groups in New York, where older speaker have the classic New York accent – “fuhgeddaboutit” – but younger speakers did not replicate it.
This is a shame. I spent a short break in New Yoik a few years back taking delight in asking for ‘cawfee’ with my breakfast1. There was a time, not that long ago, where I was able to work out approximately which part of London someone had grown up in by their accent but I suspect there’s a more homogenous accent across London nowadays.
- which I don’t normally do but tea in the US is horrific [↩]