Sunday, September 25, 2011

So, do I sound Canadian?? - The Accent Game VLOG



I've been accused of sounding Canadian in the past...a couple of times actually.  I grew up in northeastern Wisconsin (near Green Bay) and I've lived in southern Wisconsin (Madison area) for the past 11 years.  I would guess that my accent in pure Wisconsin...whatever that means.  We often get lumped in with Minnesota, but I think that it depends on the person.  I can the hear the "Wisconsin" in some people, which leads me to hope believe that my accent isn't quite as strong.
 
I first saw the game at Country is a State of Mind, and I thought it was an awesome idea.  I'm a huge language nerd, and I love anything to do with world languages/accents/colloquialisms/etc.

All you have to do is read the list of words and then answer the questions.  I'm sure the word "both" will probably be my biggest hurdle...lol!

Here are the words and questions:

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 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?






So, the big question is: Do I really sound Canadian?!?!!?

P.S.  I was sitting in our glider rocker, so sorry about the rocking.  I didn't notice that when I watched it before I uploaded!  Oops! ;)  I also don't realize how quickly I talk.  My students actually complain about that sometimes...plus my memory card was running out of space...so many problems!!

3 comments:

Sarah [Nurse Loves Farmer] said...

"Accuse"? You make it sound like a bad thing! I'm Canadian...you don't sound like you have a strong accent of any kind to me!

basebell6 said...

i have a few friends [pumpkin growers] that live in wisconsin and a few have MAJOR accents and a few don't. you definitely dont!!! the main thing they do is the "oat" sound like going on a "boat" etc; totally canadian!!

Kristin said...

Shoot! Video no longer available :(
I want to hear that accent!

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