Youse millennials are killing the Philly accent

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Rocky impersonator John Monforto runs up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (Emma Lee/for NewsWorks)

Rocky impersonator John Monforto runs up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (Emma Lee/for NewsWorks)

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Yo, Philadelphia’s trademark accent is more than just “jawn” and “youse guys.” We’ll take a look at what makes a Philly accent distinctive, the difference between the white and black Philly accent, and why linguist Betsey Sneller thinks millennials are killing it.

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