Ad Agency Wants People Fluent In ‘Bawlmerese’

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Do you speak like a true Baltimorean? If so, a local advertising agency wants your talent.

Adam May explains the contest that is looking for the Voice of Baltimore.

“[I’ve lived in Baltimore] all my life, yes,” said 91-year-old Catherine Graham.

We found Graham walking to lunch. She’s more than qualified to compete in the new Voice of Baltimore contest.

“That’s a person who had a genuine Bawlmerese accent,” said John Patterson, MGH.

Advertising firm MGH–which brought us the Natty Boh/Utz Girl wedding–needs the voice for an unnamed local client, so they’re holding auditions.

“That’s right. I’ve sort of loaded it with words. I spelled the way they’re spelled in the English language but the true Baltimorean should know how to pronounce them,” Patterson said.

Graham gave it her best.

“I’ve lived in Baltimore. I grew up on Bel Air Road,” Graham said, which is the first part of the script.

Others saw her audition and wanted a shot.

“We’d also watch the Orioles at Memorial Stadium. I still watch the O’s,” said Annette Allen.

Men and women of any age can audition. To enter the Voice of Baltimore contest, click here.


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