Who knew that the Philly accent was so renowned! The dialect in Philadelphia is one of the best studied and analyzed in the world. So, what makes Philly special (besides “Iggles” quarterback Nick Foles)? Our language patterns differ wildly between generations, neighborhoods, and backgrounds, thus making Philadelphia a great place to research how different language traits are spread throughout a region and passed on through generations.
If you would like to learn more about the research behind the Philly accent, grab a glass of wooder and check out this article by the Philadelphia Inquirer.