Wait, Say That Again?

Friday, August 1, 2014

It's Friday! I'm not sure Friday has the same weight that it did when I was a slave to the 9-5 in my office. For instance, it's felt like Saturday since last Thursday and the only reason I even kind of know what day it is in reality is because I've had appointments and things being delivered and places to be. If I had nowhere to be and nothing to do, I definitely wouldn't know what was going on. But yes, it's Friday and instead of 5 on Friday, I decided to link up with some lovely ladies for... a vlog link-up! Yes! I'm finally vlogging! I make no promises about how this will go, so unless this is an unmitigated disaster of an experience, you're going to see it.

This link-up was especially interesting to me because it's about accents and I don't think I have one. At least, not the one I'm theoretically supposed to have, having grown up in southern NJ. For example, I say "water" not "wooder", and no, no one actually says "Joisey" unless they're from New York and they're trying to make fun of people from New Jersey. I know that I must say some words oddly, because when I went to school in Ohio, my friends were really confused by some of my pronounciations... which I'll get to later in this vlog! So, without further adieu, here we go. Be nice, it's my first time. :)

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If you'd like, you can also watch this on YouTube if you click here! And, as promised, here is the list of questions I answered:

1. Your Name
2. Where you're from.
3. Pronounce the following words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Pajamas, Caught, Naturally, Aluminum, Crackerjack, Doorknob, Envelope
4. What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
5. What is a bubbly carbonated drink called?
6. What do you call gym shoes?
7. What do you call your grandparents?
8. What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
9. What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
10. What is the bug that when you touch it, it rolls into a ball? How about the one that lights up at night?
11. What do you say to address a group of people?
12. Do you speak any other languages? If so, say something in that language(s).
13. Do you think you have an accent?
14. End by saying any 3 words you want.


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And that is how I'm ending my Friday evening at ten after eleven at night. If you'll excuse me, I have to go get the freshly washed sheets (twice in two days... thanks, Luna) out of the dryer and put them on the bed, and also wash the duvet cover and then somehow wrangle the duvet back into the damn thing. At least I can say I will have gotten my exercise for the day. (Why is that task so crazy? There has to be an easier way.)

Have a good night and a great weekend, everyone!

- A

PS: A cold cut sandwich with lettuce and cheese etc? That's a hoagie. It's not a sub or a hero or heaven forbid, a grinder. It's a hoagie. And yes, I do "argue" about this with Ken, since he insists that it's a hero. He's wrong. Long live the hoagie!

1 comment:

  1. This was fun. I was surprised how many of that weird word list I say differently. I also think I change my pronunciation of New Orleans every time I say it.

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