Since moving back to the South I have worked to not give in to a southern accent. I rather enjoy my bland central Ohio accent and I plan to keep it. That being said, sometimes I feel left out when it comes to accents. I’ve never been able to affect accents not my own, but I find them fascinating. After a friend posted a vlog (incidentally my least favorite online portmanteau) cataloging her accent, I decided I should do the same.
The task is to pronounce a list of words and answer a few questions. Here’s the prompt:
Say the following words:
Aunt, route, wash, oil, theatre, 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 answer the following 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 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 use to change the TV channel?
And here’s the video:
I’m sure that the lag is video/audio sync is the fault of my janky computer. Feel free to make fun of me in the comments.