Though Bernie Sanders has been the Senator and Representative of Vermont for decades, his way of speaking would make you think that he presides over a 1950’s New York City instead.

Why is that?

Vox took a look at the version of English that Sanders uses and dives deep into what it means.

It’s a fascinating video that will have you noticing (if you don’t already) just how funny Bernie’s accent is.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at