Saturday, May 15, 2010

Time Out mentions MODVDA

This is what happens when you don't moderate your comments on your blog for a year -- you find out you were mentioned in Time Out!

London Through A Moving Lens: bad cockney accents,
Time Out, Jan 8 2009, by Peter Watts

Settle down for some of You Tube's finest inept renditions of the cockney accent, inspired by the Ministry of Dick Van Dyke's Accent, which boldly attempts to catalogue every occasion the media refers to Dick's vocally challenged chimney sweep in 'Mary Poppins'. [This is the sort of thing the internet was invented for - as their manifesto points out, 'As far as inaccuracies go, the film is full of others. Greenwich does not set its time by the cannon fire of Admiral Boom; Nannies can't fly; small children do not compose help wanted advertisements in verse; and (I know this from experience) the wait staff at most English cafes consists of entirely of Polish immigrants, not dancing penguins.']

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