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2010

Rachel Dratch on the Year in Boston Accents

Thought you were through reading recaps of 2010? You were wrong! Vulture's got one more for you, and it's as graceful and inimitable as Larry Bird's jump shot: We asked Rachel Dratch — a native Masshole who hilariously skewered her fellow kind for years, as Denise "Zazu" McDonough, on Saturday Night Live — to weigh in on what was a remarkably active year for the Boston accent in pop culture. From Julianne Moore to The Town to foul-mouthed Mad Men parodies, Dratch uses them to explain the nuances of what makes a prawpah Bostonian.

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