Fadda’s at da diner.

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  1. dcs says:

    The good old Palace Diner! Can’t go too wrong there – they have a liquor license.

  2. John Enright says:

    Sorry, Father, but your accent isn’t correct. What you said is more like Boston that the Philly region. I’d say “Fad-ther at duh dIner.”

  3. dcs says:

    Yeah, in Philly we don’t lose the ‘r’s at the end of words like they do in other East Coast cities.

  4. While you’re there, be sure to get a cheesesteak, wit. But be careful, Philly is a rough town for Catholics. You should have seen what they did to ‘ol St. Nick.

  5. Matt Q says:

    dcs wrote:

    “The good old Palace Diner! Can’t go too wrong there – they have a liquor license.”


    I was just going to ask. Looks like a good place, Father. CLEAN. Hope the food matches. We’ve been to a couple of dives where they looked nice but the food was like they just opened up a couple of cans. We could have stayed home for that.

    So what did you have, Father? Details.

  6. Padre Steve says:

    Writing from New Jersey… I agree… you can’t beat a good diner!
    Especially if you are a breakfast anytime kind of guy!

  7. John Enright says:

    To dcs :

    You’re absolutely right about that! I always pronounce my “r” at the end of a word. What can I say – I am Philly through and through!

  8. Boko says:

    I was watching Invincible the other night, and thought the “Philly” accent was a little too improper Bostonian. I think you’re right: it was the dropped r’s what done it.

  9. dcs says:

    The Philly accent is as distinctive as New York’s or Boston’s but just not as well-known outside of the area.

  10. John Enright says:

    If I happen to watch a game show on TV (shudder!) I can identify a Philly native by his or her speech even before the hometown is announced. So, I completely agree with dcs.

  11. Charivari Rob says:

    The Boston accent is often distinguished by that which is missing from its proper spot turning up in a different spot, changing the lay of the land. Hence, those missing r’s turn up at the end of words like “idea”.

    It’s sorta like castling in chess. Or beach erosion.

    I’m envious. We have a definite shortage of good diners up here.

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