Pop-Punk Linguistics

Blink-182 and other pop punk bands pronounce certain words very specifically. Where did that come from?

I used to wonder all the time why people’s singing accents were different from their speaking accents. It turns out that it’s a very complicated mess of tracing histories back through where different genres originated. If you’ve ever thought Blink-182 or any of their contemporaries sounded a bit silly, be prepared for more information than you thought you could take on how exactly that came to be. Highlight: Avril Lavigne, as a Canadian in an American-invented/British-influenced genre, has an accent that is…complicated.