English Dialects – Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off

English dialects, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Discussion of the effects of location on different English dialects has been studied by Linguists for years. Pronunciation discussion has been in the mainstream since 1937, when George and Ira Gershwin composed the song “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off” (shown below), originally sung by Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in the film Shall We Dance.

In this scene from Shall We Dance, with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, the two create another trademark classic with both their dancing on skates as well as the song, “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off”, or better known for…

“You say ‘Potato’, I say ‘Potato’

you say ‘Tomato’, I say ‘Tomato’…”


Gospodar Jevremova 9a, Belgrade, Serbia

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