putting an accent on it!

i spotted this meme on jenty‘s blog the other day and seeing that i have such a mutt of an accent, i thought it would be fun to do. i recorded it in my dressing room at the studio, but it’s just taken a few days to get around to posting it.

if you’d like to play along, here’s the deal: say the list of words and then answer the following questions. its’ so funny because i would say many of these words differently depending on whether i was in l.a. or johannesburg. and if you do play along, leave me a comment so i can check out your version and hear what you sound like. πŸ™‚

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?

here goes!

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9 thoughts on “putting an accent on it!

  1. Well, that was rather fun – and quite interesting! Here’s my (very quick) take on the word list and the questions: http://brideswell.com/pronunciation-questions.mp3

    I’m English, but I also lived in the US for a decade or so, so my responses are mainly British with some US-influenced overtones πŸ™‚

    The “rain falls when the sun is shining” question was particularly interesting. Wikipedia gives this very useful answer:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunshower
    “Monkey’s Wedding” is apparently specifically South African and is a translation from the Zulu.
    I have heard the term “sunshower” but I don’t remember us calling it anything when I was growing up.

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