Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dialect Vlog

So, first things first – No snow day yesterday. I’m pretty sure Wichita was the only city hit by the storm who refused to close schools/places of work or clear the roads. And I had to be at work early, so I left the house at 6:40 (to be there by 7:30). I ended up getting there at 7:40. It’s usually a 20-25 minute drive. Ridiculous. But here are more pretty snow pictures with some Paisley thrown in to make it better:







Ok, back to the point. I'm sure you noticed the title of my post, and yep, I’m jumping on the bandwagon. I’m always so intrigued by people with accents, so this dialog vlog idea was right up my alley. I’ll be honest, I don’t think there’s anything special about my voice or the way I say things since I’ve never lived anywhere other than Kansas, but I’ve loved hearing what everyone else sounds like (almost always different than what I expect!) so I’m joining in the fun.

To participate, all you have to do is make a video of yourself saying the following words:

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 then answering these questions:
    • 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?

I hate hearing my own voice, so I can hardly believe I’m posting this. I feel like your first vlog post is always awkward, though, so oh well. I had to make the video while David was gone reffing or he would’ve made SO much fun of me. And Paisley was terrified when I started talking to myself. But anyway. Here it is! Don’t make too much fun of how many times I say ‘um’ – I lost so many points for that in the College Speech class I took in high school!

Hannah, Kelly, Katie (and hubby!), Jessica, and Jessica Lynn (and her hubby too!) and  have all posted theirs, so go check them out! I can’t even tell you how much I love southern accents – So cute. 

Let me know in the comments if you participate! I want to watch! And wasn’t I right? My voice is lame.


  1. Paisley looks so cute in the snow!

  2. So cute! I like your voice and I'm so glad I can now place it with your posts!

  3. What a fun vlog. I don't know why but I pictured you with a southern accent. I think I say most words like you except I say soda instead of pop. I may do this though I hate the sound of my voice on video :)

  4. I think I'm about the same as you with all of them except I don't say 'pop'..my great grandmother used to though! I say soda. & Paisley is so cute :)

  5. oh you are NOT lame! i'm from the midwest too girl...i have always wished for a cute southern accent too. :) love watching your video...and your pup is soooo cute! i'm going to try to make a video too soon.

  6. Oh my gosh how fun haha! That is totally not what I expected your voice to sound like...I guess I don't know what I thought it would sound like but it's just crazy hearing voices when you already have an idea in your head how they should sound :)

  7. I always hate hearing my voice too - but yours is totally fine (which gives me hope that mine isn't so bad to other people!). I love Paisley's action shot in the snow too, by the way!

  8. I love the snow pictures! Ok, I don't hear any difference in your voice! Ha, maybe it's because I'm from OK. However, I've been told I talk with an accent. I'll have to see if I can do this!

  9. Your voice isn't lame at all! Hello, I have heard some horrible midwestern accents (ohhh dontcha know - they do exist!) and yours is cute and sweet. I can totally picture you with little kids all day, you're so sweet.

    I kinda love hearing how people say words differently. I didn't realize there could be so many ways to say things or names for stuff. I really hope some non-americans try this out! Wouldn't it be fun to see an Aussie do this?!

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    ps...Your dog is PRECIOUS! what kind is she?

  12. I LOVE pictures of dogs in snow! So stinkin' cute! We didn't get a single flake...I feel so left out because it seems like the rest of the country got snow. Oh well! Loved your vlog!

  13. YEA! I liked yours! I love hearing and seeing everyone! It's one thing to see pictures of everyone, but being able to actually see the person talk is so much fun!

  14. You sound fine! I think I sound like a dude or sometimes like a sock is up my nose. As soon as I get my computer back this weekend I'm doing this and I'll link you, kjpugs and the other girls you listed :) As you know, us KS girls we have pretty basic "accents" I think.

    Also, your dog, I want to puppysit!

  15. LOVED your dialect vlog!!! :D
    So glad you did it, you are so cute and Paisley is adorable!

  16. Yayyyy! You are super cute. :) I loved your vlog, and I loved Paisley's cameo! I'm in the process of posting mine to vimeo right now, so it'll be up shortly -- I'm from the Midwest, too, so most of our answers are the same!

  17. POP! You are so cute :) And so is Paisley. Wooo Midwest in the HOUSE!!

  18. Well I am about to do my first vlog! You totally inspired me! I am off to do mine and post it!

  19. So cute!

    By the way, nothing in Chicago closed either. :( I had to trudge off to campus yesterday before they got the salt trucks out, but it's like this longstanding rule that we don't stop for bad weather.

  20. Interesting topic! I can't bring myself to do a vlog because I'm freaked out by the sound of my voice...it always comes across as weirdly monotone. But your voice sounds just fine!

    I'm from California and say almost everything the same way as you. Except I say "soda"...and I pronounce coupon like "cue-pon" which no one does here. My mom's family is from Minnesota, and that's how they say it...so maybe it's a Northern thing?

    Super cute house and puppy, by the way!

  21. You have the SWEETEST voice ever. Seriously, so sweet. I can not picture you angry for the life of me. You're too cute!

  22. OMG! Paisley is so cute!!!! And I totally think you have a bit of an accent!!! My BFF Twinner in OK has one for sure, yours is like a milder version of hers. She ALSO thinks she doesn't, LOL!

    And I felt the same as you about a lot of these... "I didn't know it could be called something else!!!" So true!

  23. Oh, that Paisley does love snow! Better keep her vest on,though, or you'll be combing and blow-drying her belly to get the clumps of snow out!

  24. I just did this:


    I agree... what the heck is a "sun shower"?? Haha

  25. Oh my gosh! For some reason I didn't imagine your voice to sound that way! Awesome. I love the vlogs for this! :)

    And thank goodness you hadn't heard of sunshowers either....because I sure hadn't!

  26. I love this vlog idea! I did it too! :)
    Also, I love the photos of Paisley in the snow. She looks so cute in her little purple jersey. :)



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