Some examples of the 'Brooklyn' (NYNSE) accent
and two of its characteristic features:
(1) the diphthong represented usually as [oi]
and (2) Post-vocalic [r] deletion after other vowels.


    1. Timothy Mouse (from Dumbo) in two clips:

    1. 'That won't w[oi]k' (This represents the first variable.)

    2. 'I'm gonna make you a st[oa]!'
      (This is an example of the second variable.)

  1. Gertrude Gearshift and Mable Flapsaddle, on the Jack Benny Radio Show. The [oi] diphthong is very strongly represented here.

  2. The Bugs Bunny Accent.

  3. A very recent Opus strip depicting a prison inmate with non-standard [oi] ( journalists is pronounced [joinalists]) as well as [d] for /th/ and other NYNSE features. Note also stereotypical spellings of 'was' as "wuz" (which is the way everyone pronounces this word!), and so on: 'fer' instead of 'for', etc.

  4. Then there's Gilbert Gottfried, the voice of 'Iago' in Aladdin and other obnoxious sidekicks, villains, and lowlifes:

    Gilbert Gottfried, with Iago.

    'Always playing a loud, screaming, obnoxious character who is constantly squinting his eyes, Gilbert's film roles have mostly been brief walk-ons. His role in Andrew "Dice" Clay's "Ford Fairlane" movie was that of a radio shock jock. This role mimics life closely since Gilbert is a frequent guest on the "Howard Stern" radio show.'

    'Few actors are more polarizing in the responses they elicit than the eternally obnoxious, terminally whiny Gilbert Gottfried. Those who have heard his voice are not likely to soon forget his shrill, fingernails-on-the-chalkboard delivery; and those who have seen him are no doubt familiar with his squinty-eyed persona and overly dramatic mannerisms. Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1955, Gottfried was the youngest of three children and began to refine his unique comic persona (a persona Gottfried describes as being "somewhere between Pat Boone and Jeffrey Dahmer") at the age of 15.'