John McWhorter on the Founding Fathers.

Did the Founding Fathers Have a British Accent?

Did the Founding Fathers Have a British Accent?

A show about the mysteries of English.
March 20 2018 12:22 PM

Did the Founding Fathers Have a British Accent?

What we know about what Washington, Franklin, and Hamilton may have sounded like.

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Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 131:

John McWhorter on what George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Hamilton may have sounded like.

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