Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Pronunciation & Accents

A couple of weeks ago a meme circulated around people's blogs. I have finally gotten around to taking part. It is basically a video on how I or we or us pronounce certain words and put our accent to things. Have a go! It is really interesting....and just so you know there's a reason I look awful in the video. I was recovering from a hangover. I literally had a PJ day, was tired and did not bother to brush my hair.




Words
Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught.
Questions
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

10 comments:

Kristen said...

you had a pj day? a rather stunning pj day! I wish I looked half as cute! What the heck is a voucher? Us Americans always say coupon for anything money off!

Love your accent though, it's refreshing!

Laura Anne said...

Just talking about accents and stuff on twitter - so I'm gonna do this too.

!

:)

ktjane said...

This was so fun! In the US, accents are such a regional thing. I have a different (more Southern) accent than almost all of my friends, even those who grew up right here!

Stephanie said...

I love your accent! It's so pretty. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who calls it the channel changer. =]

Mere said...

I love your accent!!! I just posted mine :) Hope you're having a great week!!

Love, Mere

Stephanie said...

Hey! I just tagged your for another meme. It's the handwriting one that's going around, so go get your pen and show me your caligraphy. =]

myuncensoredlife said...

you already know this but I LOVE YOUR ACCENT!!! and I'm going to watch this over and over and try to talk like you :-)

Ps- I might do this on my blog too!!!

Amanda said...

Love it :) I have such a funny accent, it's really all mangled from moving around so much! Distinctly "west coast" though - I talk VERY fast! :)

I call a bug that rolls up a "potato bug" - I actually have no idea what kind of bug it is, scientifically...

Sheena said...

I just now got a chance to watch the video and this really IS fascinating! And now I'm going to be speaking in a British accent for the rest of the day because I love it so!

Stacie said...

love your accent. i am from "the south" but my southern accent only really comes out when i'm tired. not sure why. i love calling a coupon a voucher. maybe i'll try that. :)

and i call the bug that curls up in a ball a "roly poly." they are really called pill bugs, though.

i am really bad at posting videos but thanks for sharing yours!

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