From Wired: "Dialect coach Erik Singer once again analyzes the accents of some of Hollywood's biggest names. How accurate were their accents, really?"
He looks at Margot Robbie's Pacific Northwest accent in I, Tonya ("fantastic"), Giancarlo Esposito's Chilean/Mexican accent in Better Call Saul ("entirely appropriate"), Jennifer Lawrence's Russian accent in Red Sparrow ("doesn't fully cohere"), and 25 other actors' attempts at accents.
If you don’t live in England, it might be hard to tell the difference between a northern and southern English accent. If you don’t live in the United States you might not know how to distinguish between a northern and southern English accent? In this Wired video, language coach Erik Singer explains how to recognize […]
I never thought I had a distinctive Colorado accent until people from California noted my dropped Gs at the end of “ing” words. I’ve since stopped dropping Gs, but when I go back to Colorado I can’t help myself and I drop my Gs. In this Condé Nast Traveler video, 50 people from 50 US […]
I had misassigned the “Gar-On-Tee” to Chef Paul Prudhomme for some reason. Justin Wilson is the chef who filled my kitchen with empty promises.
With all the revolutionary tech that’s out there, it’s pretty sad that finding a simple stud in your wall can feel like dowsing for water. This can be equally true whether you’re using a magnetic finder and it’s reliance on “feel,” or an electronic unit that can give fuzzy readings (especially when the batteries are […]
Do you have any Star Wars fans on your list? Given the reach and output of its new corporate masters these days, it might be easier to ask if there’s anyone out there who isn’t a Star Wars fan. So let’s narrow it down further: Do you know a Star Wars fan who likes to […]
There’s much ado about coffee brewing methods these days, but most of us – at least on the busy weekdays – just want our morning joe to be consistent, easy, and most of all, fast. If that sounds like anyone on your Christmas list, they’re going to get a lot of mileage out of the […]