In honor of scouring the internet for interesting Nola-related videos (an endless, deep, dark, addictive, rabbithole), we recently re-discovered this clip from the 1983 documentary YEAH YOU RITE! by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker (most recently known for Getting Back to Abnormal). Enjoy this sampler of local accents, and discussion of the area’s dialect. After 30 years, is this depiction dated (aside from the non-HD status)? Has the New Orleans sea of accents changed with the culture, or do we sound the same?
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