So That’s Why People In Old Movies Talk So Weird

Here is a question I have always thought to myself, but could never answer: why do people in old movies talk weird? Jonathan Stickland from HowStuffWorks is helping us understand why people from movies and newsreels in the 30s and 40s sounded so different. As Stickland points out, it is actually called the Transatlantic or Mid-Atlantic accent and it is not something that naturally evolved. It was an acquired accent that was taught in aristocratic circles. Check out the video below for the full explanation.

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