Originally Posted by Klondike Waldo
Yes, we do, after a fashion. Our local accent was imported from East Anglia in the early 1600s, with some Irish flavoring tossed in in the mid to late 1800s.
Around here we only say "Yawl" when referring to a boat similar to a ketch, but with the mizzen mast abaft of the tiller ( or, tillah the way we say it).
( people make fun of our accent, but much of it is closer to European pronunciations, making it easier to speak certain other languages and be understood.)
I couldn't resist baiting you...I'll never forget my Gunnery Sergeant's look (and vocal reaction) when I (quite innocently) observed that he was from WOR-CHESTER, Mass. I learned a painful lesson over the coming days...