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English and Bostonian (was Re: Klingon Script)

From:Thomas Leigh <thomas@...>
Date:Saturday, July 6, 2002, 12:08
> > English person? I've only seen one or two episodes but I thought
> > guy with the non-rhotic accent was from Boston (or somewhere else in > > that general direction).
> No, the Actor is from England: Leicester, in fact. It's very RP, but
> quite British. Bashir is also English (The actor is of Arabian
> > I've heard of English and Australian being mixed up, but English and > Bostonian? ;-)
As an almost-Bostonian (I grew up in the suburbs, and I don't have the accent, though my grandmother does) I found this quite amusing. ;-) I remember going to see the film "Good Will Hunting" in the cinema when it came out with several friends from university. I went to uni in Scotland, And none of the people I went with -- some Scottish, some English -- had ever heard a Boston accent before. As we were leaving the cinema, one of them turned to me and said "I had no idea anybody talked like that!" :) -- Thomas