Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Bklink: Domino's Disses Brooklyn Accents

"A Domino's Pizza marketing campaign that offers speech lessons to Brooklynites who want to rid themselves of their 'annoying, fake' accents has irked borough pizza lovers. The telephone hotline campaign, a tie-in to the national chain's Brooklyn Style pizza, argues, among other inaccuracies, that fuhgeddaboudit is - get this - three words. 'Our accent-recognition technology will determine when you've completely lost your annoying, fake Brooklyn accent,' an operator with no discernible accent says cheekily, before asking listeners to repeat well-worn Brooklyn phrases like fuhgeddaboudit and howyadoin'? " Local reaction is not good.--NYDN



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