Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dialect Video

All the rage, here is my dialect video. Be kind.
Say these 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

Now answer 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?



  1. ohh! i've been wanting to do this. it's cool that you did. i like the way you say again and dialect (it's like very pronounced on the 'lect' part). also your shirt is awesome as is the last meal tapestry in the background!! (i've been obsesssssed with tapestries lately). xo

  2. we say almost all of these the same! our only differences were crayon, pecan and "spittin" image ;)

  3. Oh, this is so fun! I hadn't seen anyone else do a dialect video but I like the idea! My boyfriend mocks my slight Texan/Canadian accent, so it might be fun to do this. ;o)

  4. I love these videos, have already seen tons and you're the first one to say "route" differently from the others. And I guess a sunshower is a Canadian thing, because only they give that answer to rain fall when it's sunny. This is soooo interesting!

  5. you totally inspired me to do one of these over on my blog (

    it's been so neat to hear everyone's answers.

    ps: loved that we both had puppies running around in our videos! :)

  6. Look at you cutesy!! in your pretty cutesy dress!

  7. Your dog made me giggle! You are so darn cute:)

  8. thanks Larissa! Carla, he normally makes me giggle too, except he's being really bad today! :(

  9. You are so cute!! Love your dress (and dark hair, still!) :)
    I really enjoyed your vid. There were a bunch of difference in how you say things, which sort of surprised me at first. I didn't notice an accent or anything at first but once you started saying the words there were differences between how you say things and say how we do in BC :)
    I love "y'all." :) Britt (above) says it too and I think it's so cute.