This has been bothering me for months - I have a British customer who's last name is "Parker." Whenever he says his name, he pronounces it "Pahka" - dropping the r's. (The first few times he came in I had to ask him to repeat it twice to make sure I was getting it right - and it's not exactly an exotic name!) It's kind of like a Boston accent, except it's clearly British. I wondered is this guy just strange or is that a common thing to do? We are much maligned for our Boston accents here and I'd love to know if we come by it legitimately!