Thursday, February 03, 2011

Regional dialects meme.

Been meaning to do this for ages (Rachael's post reminded me) and finally got it together today.

The regional dialect meme. from Maven Haven on Vimeo.

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?

Have you done this? Post your link in the comments.


  1. What uuuuuup?! (My version - good light + I need a haircut + my cat.)

  2. Ha ha, yer fun! We have similar dialect/answers for most of it. Tennies! I ran off and did mine last night before listening to yours or anybody else's so now I'm having fun catching up and hearing the differences. Here is my post, scroll through my whine-y bad day stuff, embedded video toward the end:

    Thanks for the inspiration to do something fun. :)

  3. Ahhhhhhhhh so cute! I am surprised but we actually sound (I think) fairly similar. But I do have to ask: what's up with toilet = turlett? Totally new to me.

    Anyhow, here's mine:

  4. Haaaa, turlett is just for funny.

    I must find a camera...
    and the eye makeup you're wearing - it's so pretty.

  6. Trasherati--do it! Also, thanks for the compliment but I'm not wearing makeup. I think it must be partly the light, but my eyelids have always been a bit orangey.