Have you guys heard of these newfangled accent vlogs that are making the rounds on the interwebs? I think I am really late to this party. But I'm here! Hello! I'm ready to perform, director!
Here's the deal-io. You speak and then your viewers/listeners/readers are supposed to respond by telling you if you have an accent. I already know I sound like a complete ding-dong. I'm from California but I believe I occasionally sound like I'm from Canada or Texas. I accept myself the way I am. I also accept my double chin.
More background on the origins of my "accent:" I've lived in California for almost my whole life, other than about a year as a baby in Oregon, and a very short stint in Florida on an internship. I got the hell out of Florida as fast as I could. Don't get me started about Florida. Anyway, my mom is born and raised in California. My dad grew up in the South and then moved to Bakersfield, CA, which is essentially an extension of the South. I have relatives from Bakersfield with thicker accents than my relatives from San Antonio, TX. I also lived in Sonora, CA, for a few years, which is sort of like living in Arkansas, if you consider the numerous toothless hicks and confederate flag tattoos. Maybe I talk like them now; like how Madonna thought she could have an English accent for a while.
Couple of notes before I post the accent vlog!
1) I am a ghost until about 8 seconds in.
2) This is my first and only take. My cats again interrupt this vlog. Enjoy!
3) Ginger's vlog can be seen here.
4) The "clacker" blog can be read here (you have to watch the video to understand).
Now that you've watched, you're obligated to say whether you think I have an accent or not! I know. Titillating stuff.
And now, you are also obligated to do an accent vlog, too. Heh. Here are the steps:
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,
Answer these 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?