Education: Defense of Brooklyn

Harry R. Levine, Brooklyn schoolteacher, is fed up with popular misconceptions about the borough tongue. Brooklynese, he admits in High Points, magazine of the New York City Board of Education, may not be the best English in the world. But a lot of it is not unique to Brooklyn.

Suppose, says Teacher Levine, that a lot of Brooklynites do say lawr, sawr, drawring, Jerly, Aurgurst and ersters. As far back as 1919, says Levine, a certain Professor Krapp showed in a learned work that New Englanders do pretty much the same thing with r's....

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