September 20, 2011

What’s your accent…a video blog

You may have seen the list of words (see below) going around among bloggers and the accompanying video-blogs they have created pronouncing them. The list includes words that can sound vastly different when said with different accents.

I thought about doing an accent vlog of my own, and I still might, but what’s more interesting to me is hearing the accents of the folks who taught me to speak. Since I spent a great deal of time with her when I was little, my grandmother (Me-me) seemed a logical choice. She was a good sport about it all, plus today is her birthday so send her some love if you get a chance!

Here’s the list of words: aunt, route, wash, oil, theatre, iron, salmon, caramel, fire, water, sure, data, ruin, crayon, toilet, New Orleans, pecans, both, again, probably, spitting image, Alabama, lawyers, coupon, mayonnaise, syrup, pajamas, caught, furniture, daughter, dig

In case you’re curious, she’s a Sparta Belle (from White County, Tennessee). And according to my southern beau, both my Mom and I have her exact same laugh.

Happy Birthday Me-me! Thanks for teaching me how to speak southern, as well as many other valuable lessons.

{If you’ve done an accent video blog, share the link with us!}