August 31, 2011

Never Say Never: My Accent Vlog

I'm doing what I thought I'd never do: a vlog.

Y'all, I'm so awkward. But I'm biting the bullet and joining the accent vlog fun because I'm so fascinated by the way people talk. The quirky colloquialisms and especially the vowels (you can always tell where someone's from by their vowels) captivate me.

So here are mine. Namely, none. I wish I had more "shut the front door, dahlin'-ness" seeping out of me, but I just don't.

I used to take offense when people asked where I was from ("um, here?") but now I just appreciate the vast range of accents we've all got. Even a non-accent's an accent, I suppose. (See: British actors learning an "American accent" for a part.)

I'd love to hear your accent. I got the idea from Jenna's Journey and hope you'll tell me if you decide to participate!

One question: How exactly does one sign off of a vlog? The same way one says goodbye at the end of a phone conversation? Ok great, I'll go with that method...

The instructions are to say these 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 use to change the TV channel?


Amy @ Forever 29 said...

You are super cute, girlie :-) Tissue of death, love it! I felt so awkward doing mine too and am kind of the same about my accent.

Whitney said...

You are not awkward at all Anne! And I do believe there's a Tiger Cup in your possession ;) So that says something!

Anne said...

Whitney, you are too funny! I can't believe you remember/know that. I have to say I'm far better composed behind a podium in front of a large crowd than I am staring into a webcab solo. But I'm probably awkward just about everywhere. :)

The Parkers said...

I am laughing hysterically, and not at your awkwardness, but your commentary! You crack me up! And I am waaaay more awkward! ;)

*jcg said...

you are presh, not at all awkward, and you don't sound like i thought you would!

meghan said...

You are the cutest, Anne. Loved hearing your "accent." I have a really high voice. No one would want to listen to a vlog from me. :) Ha!

Kodi said...

You made me laugh so hard! You don't seem awkward at all & I hear a definite Southern accent! Not super thick but it's definitely there! So funny! You're adorable.

Girl in Carolina said...

Very cute! I can't say "koopon" either :)

~Kristen~ said...

You know I love you *and* the sound of your voice ... especially at the other end of my line! :)

p.s. I'd call the second-to-last item a "sunshower." Interested to see if anyone else has another word!

Turner Aycock said...

i must be too southerm, but my nanny growing up taught me that when it rains while the sun is shining, it means the devil's beatin his wife. no clue! ha

EKM said...

you sound exactly the way i imagined.

Sassy said...

Love it! You are too cute. And we pronounce a lot of things the same. :)

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I don't think you're awkward at all! You're silly. This was super cute!

Anne said...

Turner, I've heard that too!! I'm sure it's not PC to say that anymore, but I know it's a common phrase.

Ashley said...

I don't think you seem awkward, but I agree not a very noticable accent.

Rowena said...

"Tissue of death" is my favorite part! You were not even remotely awkward and we say all of the same things.

Meredith said...

I enjoyed your vlog! This is too fun! I just posted my vlog yesterday. Glad to find your blog!

EL said...

You are beautiful! And hilarious! "You mean besides rude?" ha ha ha :)


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