Monday, May 2, 2011

Tomato....tomato. Potato....Potato.

I was all geared up for another edition of Monday Mingle,
but there weren't any questions posted this week!
So instead I stumbled across this dialect vlog and thought it might be fun.
Verdict is still out on whether or not I have an accent.
I say no.  I've been told yes.
I'll let you be the judge!

Words to Pronounce:

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 to Answer:
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?

PS  Please pardon the Sunday night, makeup less, pony tail sporting, grubby tshirt wearing Mrs. EyeCanSee.  It was laundry day....and that's just how I roll!


Katie @ Loves of Life said...

Okay, so Water can also be "wooder" (said like that, still spelled the same) me. Some people around me say that.

Then "wash" is like "wersh"...they throw a random "r" in there. My dad says that, makes me laugh ;) He grew up near Philly though and there is some distinct differences.

And I totally say SHERBERT like your husband. NEVER even heard it said the same way as you. I swear, everyone around here says it with the "r" in it. And I swear that our packaging even has the "r" in it. SWEAR. I'm in PA close to philadelphia. So, yea. Total differences. It's so funny.

I may have to do this vlog :)

ModernMom said...

Yep, I knew it. You are ridiculously cute!

Nikki said...

You should have done milk or pillow. Or as you say them "melk" and "pellow".

Thanks for reminding me about that tp'ing incident. That made me laugh out loud.

Married...with a Pup said...

LOL! Yup, definitely would suck at the accents here! I wanted to let you know that I tagged you in my "10 things I love", check it out!

Jordan said...

Okay, I, too, say "Tennis Shoes".. my granny used to shorten it to "tennies" LOL! Also, when it's raining and the sun is shining it my mom says, "the Devil is beating his wife".... weird, I know! Don't you feel so enlightened now? LOL!

Team Europe 2007 said...

Great post! I've only heard it pronounced sherBERT (I'm from Texas, btw), and I'm pretty sure it's written that way too on the carton.

jenn said...

Nice. I match you on every answer except two! I pronounce syrup like "sir-up" and we call your "roly-polys" potato bugs. Fun :) I grew up in OR and WA, so I guess the PNW and the midwest are sort of similar. No, you don't have an accent!

Gwen said... I can't watch this at work but I'm keeping it starred for tonight at home. I may actually have to do this one too. :)

Ashley said...

I'm from Oklahoma, and I say almost all of these the same way. Except syrup, I say sir-up. And, I think I say cue-pon. And I only learned that it was sherBET a couple years ago! I always used to say sherbert. But, I read it on the container one day and was like, huh, never knew that! My dad says worsh instead of wash. I make fun of him a lot for that :)This was a fun one!

Jessica Hilton said...

Very cool! I've seen this dialect vlog thing on several blogs, I just may join the band wagon and do it too!

I'm from Texas and I pronounce everything pretty much the same way you do too.and I too do not say "ya'll". lol.

Jen Watts said...

Ohmygosh!! How cute are you?? Honey, talk about an accent... Mine is so profound and I never knew it. You have inspired me to do a vlog on accents... Most everyone in KY turns a long I into a short I so we say all sorts of things differently- and I'm sorry I'm with your hubby-sher-bert!!! Even though I'm sure we're wrong!

Kodi said...

If you watch any movie with the Affleck brothers in Boston that would clear up water and fire. Kinda how Kate described it- it's like watah or fiyah with a Boston accent.

Kodi said...

Oh and also- I totally say sherbeRt and I've never heard someone say sherbet EVER.