Monday, November 16, 2009

The Ghost of Rue Jacob

I should have posted this item for Halloween but regrettably I didn't listen to it until this week. At any rate, it's a ghost story set in Paris and told by former French Vogue editor Joan Juliet Buck for the storytelling program, The Moth. It may have you thinking twice about whether you really want that too-die-for 17th century apartment on the Left Bank.

And can someone please tell me why Americans who spend too much time in Europe start to sound vaguely British?


Joy said...

Most of the English they hear is British English???

Our neighbour has been in France for 20 years, and her accent is slightly British, rather than the distictive Texas accent I'm guessing she once had...

Starman said...

I don't think it's British as much as the Continental accent Americans seem to develop after a lengthy stay in Europe.

Shelli and Gene said...

What a fabulous story!!

Her accent is like a lot of New Yorkers who somehow manage to over-enunciate their consonants while keeping their vowels nice and nasal.


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