Acting : Accents: A How To Guide by Imo Wimana Chadband

Imo Wimana Chadband

Accents: A How To Guide

Hey there actors. Pleasant Sunday :)

Maybe you're in a pinch trying to fine-tune your Boston, or London accent. Well, today is your lucky day. Richard "RB" Botto Coffee & Content Sunday Blog, brings to you the vids you need to help in mastering your accents.


Enjoy! Pass it along.

Continued positivity to you along your creative journey (^_^)

Christine Capone

The Boston accent is really hard to learn just as much as it is to lose it : ) Most of the time, I cringe because actors mix it up with the New York/Jersey accent. We don't say cawfee or cahfee (coffee) and we don't say Bahston (Boston). I have to say that Jeremy Renner nailed the Boston accent and mannerisms in The Town.

Richard "RB" Botto

Thanks for sharing Imo Wimana Chadband

Richard "RB" Botto

Let's not mix up NY/NJ either, Christine! That drives me crazy as well :)

Christine Capone

haha! yes, there is a difference for sure! People on the West Coast confuse it...not us East Coasters : )

Noy Hardt

Thank you so much for sharing this! I'm dying to learn a london accent.

Jean Buschmann

It's also very common for Hispanics to be portrayed the same. Especially Nuyoricans and Chicanos. I'm half the former and married to the latter, so I love both, but they are not alike - from accents, to manner of speaking, to ethos and culture (with different types of art/cuisine/music/dance). I'm sure the same can be said for most ethnic groups, but portraying a West Coast Mexican-American like an East Coast Puerto Rican (and vice-versa) is very common and comical at times, because in certain ways these cultures are polar opposites. Just one example that typifies this difference is a contradictory colloquialism built right into the Spanish language - i.e. when a Puerto Rican modifies "ahora" (the word for "now") by saying "ahorita" they mean "right now, this minute" - when a Mexican-American says "ahorita" they mean "in a little while" or "soon, but no pressure." Night and day. :)

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