January 1, 1997

Post #528 – 19970101

Sir, you claim to have lived in Chicago but you do not have a Chicago accent. Can you explain dis? Mike

Daniel replies:

I have the old authentic Chicago accent. That which is considered a Chicago accent today is actually an emulation of the speech of various upper-class Bostonians, who came to Chicago early in the century, and dominated politics and civic life. The late Mayor Richard ""Biff"" Daley, (Boston Latin School, Choate, Harvard, Harvard Law), is a prime example of this group. See,