The actor told Entertainment Weekly Thursday that she and her family absolutely adore a “SNL” skit from last season titled “Murdur Durdur” that pokes fun at the distinctive Delco accents of the actors in her hit HBO series.
“I have never felt so validated as an actor in my whole life as I do today because of ‘Murdur Durdur’,” she told the outlet in an interview.
She added: “Every once in a while in our home we say to ourselves, ‘Oh, should we just take a quick look at it? And we will gather around the iPhone, weeping with laughter.
“Mare of Eastown” took place in a small fictional town located in the non-fictional Delaware County, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. Over the years, the region has developed a very distinctive accent with very rounded O’s and irregular As’s.
The accent hasn’t really appeared in pop culture, which means many people outside the region may not be familiar with it.
“Philly is in this strange place to have characteristics of New York English, as well as characteristics of South American English,” Betsy Sneller, assistant professor of linguistics at Michigan, told Ringer. State University.. “When these things come together it creates this unique stew that people, if they’ve never heard of it before, really have a hard time placing.”
Winslet, who was born in England, told the Los Angeles Times that the Delco accent was one of the “most difficult dialects I’ve ever made.” The Oscar-winning actor highlighted the uniquely pronounced vowels and “the way the people at Delco mix words together” so that “words like wouldn’t and couldn’t become wuh-ent cuh-ent”.
I just hope every time she walks into a mythical Wawa during the filming of the show, the focus became a bit easier to tackle.
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