Thursday, September 1, 2011

Our Accent Vlogs!

OKAY!  So I jumped on accent vlog bandwagon!!  Jenna started it and it is so funny and actually fun!  I made Shane do it too because his accent is much thicker than mine. I grew up here in Arkansas and he grew up in Southeast Texas.  I did mine today at lunch and we recorded his the other night and you will get to see some of the chaos :)...

Here is what you do:  You record yourself saying the following 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

And answer these 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?

So we did...enjoy...I guess :)

Nothing like some good ole embarassment on the blog!!!


Whitney said...

Thank you for saying "Spittin' Image"! I'm not alone on that one. ha! :)

Jenna said...

Love it!!! You say crayon just like Chris does! Your voice reminds me a lot of my friend Jill's!

Love that Shane did it too!

Ashley said...

I think y'all are the first people to say "the devil is beating his wife" besides me-haha! :)

Jillian said...

Okay I remember when I met you I thought you had a much deeper voice than I thought you would have. But on here you sound just like I thought you would, that's weird:) Anyway I also thought Shane would sound like Heath but he doesn't:)

Lisa said...

LOL that's too funny! I like how Shane says mayonnaise!!!

Sassy Amie said...

You're husband's accent is much more thicker than yours. I have never heard of a "buggy" called a "basket" either!

Jaybee said...

This is a neat idea. It looks like fun, we will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing it.

Ashley said...

You guys are so cute! I LOVE your voice--I thought it would sound even more Southern. And we aren't the only ones with accents--Northerners have got them, too! The only people that seem accent-less are news reporters for the major broadcasting companies because they are trained to speak without any kind of accent. I think Northerners are even more interesting to listen to now because I'm starting to pick up on the differences between, say, a NY accent and a Boston one. Like you said, you and Shane sound very different; it's easy to tell that you were both raised in different places (though a Northerner might not be). :) Did you know a lot of English, Scottish, and Irish speakers sometimes mistake Americans for Australians and vice-versa? It's because we both stretch out our vowels (even the Northerners)! That's why they call us ALL Yankees in England!

I'm a composition instructor, and I taught my students how to spell "y'all" (as in, the apostrophe signals where the words are left out, so it's "y'all," not "ya'll" as I've seen some people do). That is probably wrong to do since I am supposed to teach "proper" English. BUT I was a linguistics minor, and we focused more on how language is actually used rather than how it SHOULD be used. :)

Sorry to prattle on and on, but I LOVE this stuff! I want to do this accent vlog now! And you should totally do one of Claire! Kids sound the coolest. :)