can you say cheeeeeeeese?

January 7, 2012 · 9 comments

in 101 in 1001, about, ramblings

ok, so i know the accent vlog might be way old news to some of my fellow bloggers, but when i saw lindsay post hers yesterday, i had to do one of my own!

this is how it works. i am supposed to record myself saying a list of words and answering some questions. from hearing my pronunciations of some words, you all can laugh at how strong my wisconsin accent is.

sounds fun, right?!

ok, so here are the words i had to read: 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 i had to answer these questions:

  • what is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
  • what is the bug that curls into a ball when you touch it?
  • 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 called the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
  • what do you call it when rain falls when the sun is shining?
  • what is the thing you change the tv channel with?

*i had this list taped above the camera when i was recording. that’s why i keep looking up in the video…

so here i go!

so what do you think? wisconsin accent at all?!

do you say any words differently than i do?

do i sound different than you imagined? (if you imagine how i sound…)

p.s. posting a vlog was one of my 101 in 1001! hooray!

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Kelly January 7, 2012 at 8:43 am

Super cute accent vlog – and you crossed something off of your 101 in 1001! Woo Hoo! :)
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Aparna B. @ Not A Leaf January 7, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I love this!! I think I might try it and see if I sound like I have a Michigan accent. You do say some words differently than I had thought most Wisconsinains (Wisconsins??) would say, but that’s so cool to see!
Have you ever seen this link before? It’s so interesting: http://www4.uwm.edu/FLL/linguistics/dialect/maps.html
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Aparna B. @ Not A Leaf January 7, 2012 at 7:42 pm

I have it a shot! The post can be found here:
http://notaleaf.com/2012/01/07/accent-vlog/
woohoo!
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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean January 7, 2012 at 9:11 pm

loved hearing your voice! i can definitely hear the northern accent….you sound just like my cousins from minnesota, and how i would probably still sound if i’d lived in MN past the age of 8 :)
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Lindsay @ Lindsay's List January 8, 2012 at 8:03 am

Could TOTALLY hear it on “both” and “pecan”!!!
Loved this! :)
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Sarah January 18, 2012 at 2:49 pm

haha, when i went to college i got called out on so much for my accent! it kind of went away for a while. but now that i’m back in wisconsin, it’s back in full force too!

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Angie January 8, 2012 at 8:28 am

Totally had the same switch from tennis shoes (or tennis) to sneakers in the last few years!

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Angie January 8, 2012 at 8:29 am

The word in parentheses was supposed to say tennies…darn auto spell check.

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