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This year two major presidential candidates — Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump — speak with a New York City accent. And Queens College linguist Michael Newman thinks it might be good for their brand. Writing in the New York Times, he said:

"Americans have come to associate New Yorkers, and so New York accents, with saying what you mean, intense emotional talk and not worrying too much about whom you offend."

But the larger pattern outside this year's presidential race is that the New York City accent is stigmatized, and its most distinctive features are fading.

That's why Bernie Sanders provides such an interesting case study. He was born in 1941 and raised in a lower-middle-class household in a Jewish part of Brooklyn. Even though he's now spent more of his life in Vermont than in New York, his voice tells a story of his past and the past of nation's greatest city.

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Comments 2890 Comments

gerrixx
Everyone has turned on him, looking as far left as they can.... off the left end.
DJ truf
Let me save you 5 minutes, he is old and from brooklyn.
joe stalin
Trump 2020
joe stalin
Millionaire who owns 3 homes, what a communist Fraud,some animals are more equal aye Comrade Sanders.
Prophet YouTube
Nope, that is caused by years of abusing LSD!
The American Crusader
IDGAF about his accent, I want him as my President.
Shashwat Thakur
Isn't it similar to Cockney accent?
danjf1
yeah accents are fading/changing. That's language...
N Corp
Trump is from Queens, and his accent is just as rough around the edges as Bernie's NY accent. Brooklyn and Queens are both very similar. They said it's more common among working class, but really, it's common among all types of people if they're originally from the boroughs.
National Autistic Socialism
A Jewish New York accent. We all know.
Irsyad Bahrian
Joss 😍
Thomas Kinkade
I wanna be cool like Bernie Sanders when I grow up.
Corvus Crump
MAINE DROPS R’S TOO, DON’T FORGET US DAMN IT.
D-9341
I love the way those videos are made, the music is good, and we can feel there's a lot of work behind it. It's nicely done, and designed to keep you hooked (in the good way) and entertained by all of these different schemes. I'm not saying that i understand everything is this video, but it's really pleasant to watch. Ah, and off course the splendid women speaking make this video even better!
Igor Soares
Non native english speaker here - I'm bugging rn
shahrzad mirzaagha
I think Bernie sanders has a very Nice accent but most of all i can feel Bernie has a great soul and can be a great leader.
kabukiwookie
He's from New York... His accent does not surprise me. Just like I have a western coast standard accent.
Ingo Zachos
I find it most interesting that an "s" being a first letter turns into "sch" in Sanders speech.
J the Batchelor
Bernies the Man!!
Indie
😆😂🤣
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