the accent video blog.
Accents are huge point of contention in my family. I married a Canadian and grew up “as far South as you can get and still be a Yankee,” as my Dad says. I think accents and regional terminology are SO fascinating.
A little bit of background: I was born in Louisville, Kentucky but grew up in extreme Southern Indiana. Growing up, I was always told I had no accent, but then I moved away to go to college at a huge university and was constantly mocked for my Southern accent. Now I live in central Indiana, where we have a big ole melting pot of geographics. Over the years, my Southern accent has pretty much melted away and I’d say I’m very neutral now.
Want to follow along or play yourself? Here are the words and questions.
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
- 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?
P.S. I have no idea why the video looks like I’m sitting a dreamy, fairyland fog bank.