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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hey Y'all, Do I Have an Accent?

So here's my first vlog. I kinda like them better. Sure it's weird seeing your facial expressions and hearing yourself talk, but it sure is more time efficient!
note: I can't figure out how to make the video screen bigger. Any ideas?

Please respond!!! I'm just curious. ;-)

Thanks to Ashley for posting this vlog first; her blog is really funny, informative, on trend, and entertaining to read. You should read it, too. :-)
Apparently these questions were part of a dialect study at Harvard and the results can be found here.

The list of words:
aunt - route - wash - oil - theatre - iron - salmon - caramel - fire - water - sure - data - ruin - crayon - toliet - New Orleans - pecan - both - again - probably - spitting image - Alabama - lawyer - crayon - mayonnaise - syrup - pajamas - caught

The 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 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 that wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries in the super-market?
- What do you call it when the rain falls and the sun is still shining?
- What is the thing you use to change the TV channel?