Saturday, January 29, 2011

Checkin' the mic and puttin' it on wax

This is the post where you get to hear what I sound like*.  I'm stealing this idea from Sarah (and you can find out who she stole it from if you click through to her blog).

The "rules" of this game are that you should say the following words so the listeners can get a sense of what your accent sounds like:

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 answer a list of 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?

According to the What American Accent Do you Have online quiz, I'm Inland North.  I think this is true in that I seem to pick up other people's accents easily and I live in the Midwest, but I would NEVER call soda "pop"**.

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Inland North
You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."
The Northeast
The Midland
The South
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

*And that I evidently have a lot to say about spiders.
**And I have never "melked" a cow.