Viewers won't ... er, will not hear contractions on "Boardwalk Empire" as series uses 1920s speech patterns - Press of Atlantic City: Boardwalk Empire Blog

Viewers won't ... er, will not hear contractions on "Boardwalk Empire" as series uses 1920s speech patterns

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Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 11:57 pm

What won’t you hear much of in the language of “Boardwalk Empire”? Well, “won’t,” for one. Contractions were not a staple of speech patterns back then, a fact it took series creator Terence Winter a while to grow accustomed to.

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