New Orleans English

"Vic and Nat'ly" - New Orleans Yat Accent Cartoons

This video is an interview with Bunny Matthews, the creator of "Vic and Nat'ly", an iconic New Orleans cartoon series with two characters who are great examples of the New Orleans "Yat accent". In the video, Matthews describes how he conceived of Vic and Nat'ly. If you look up these comics, their speech is written to resemble the Yat accent. [Published on 08-03-2010]

Posted by Nina Beriss on March 29, 2021

New Orleans English;

American Tongues: New Orleans

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A clip from the documentary American Tongues featuring speakers of New Orleans English, who discuss being judged for sounding uneducated. "If you keep your mouth shut you'd be perfect."

Posted by Kara Becker on September 1, 2014

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