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 his comedy career fizzles, Fred Armisen could be a great dialect coach.
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 […]
The world is holding its collective breath. As states begin cautiously reopening, no one is sure exactly what to expect. But one thing is clear: most Americans are worried about their bank accounts. By the end of March, the average American household was spending 40 percent less on their credit cards than they were one […]
Over 25 years, eBay has carved out its space as the commerce hub of choice online. With 182 million users worldwide, that works out to about 35 percent of all US mobile users who shop those eBay storefronts. But did you know there are usually around 1.3 billion — with a B — active for-sale […]
Software apps are a dime a dozen. Well, if you’re going by their actual monetary cost, maybe not really. But considering how useless some poorly conceived, poorly executed apps are at doing the job you actually downloaded them to accomplish, it isn’t a stretch to think that many apps aren’t even worth a free download. […]