In which I join a meme everyone else has already abandoned

So apparently the accent vlog meme started amongst a bunch of bloggers going to The Blathering (which sounds awesome BTW – it’s just friends hanging out and getting coffee and drinking cocktails, minus the sponsors and the drama of a conference). I found other people’s vlogs super interesting and enjoyed hearing them speak words from their faces, so here’s my contribution.

Please to enjoy my awkwardness for the next eleven minutes*:

bebehblog’s accent vlog from Suzanne Davis on Vimeo.

 

To play along:

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, pajamas, caught

And 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?

*I know, that is RIDICULOUSLY long but I didn’t realized it until I was done and I didn’t feel like doing it for a FIFTH time. I will not be at ALL insulted if you skip this altogether.

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30 Responses to “In which I join a meme everyone else has already abandoned”

  1. Sarah says:

    I had to giggle while watching this because you sound very similar to me. I grew up in Mississippi but then spent a few years in Connecticut. My accent is all over the place and changes depending upon who I’m around.

    I kinda want to do an accent vlog now!

  2. I was in the middle of saying “what the hell is a sun shower?” when you said something about crazy californians. You suck. It is also called “that’s weird, it’s raining, but the sun is out.”

  3. Alena says:

    I meant to do this back when everyone else was doing it. So maybe on Saturday when I do my hair and put on make up to take my weekly picture I’ll also do this. Knocking two things out! BAKOW!

  4. Biz says:

    I know everyone says “omg you’re so cute!” after they watch a veeelog, but..no, really, omg you’re so cute! and? normal. Not that I expected otherwise but it’s always a nice relief when people talk like they blog/tweet.

    And I quite like your mishmosh of accents. Not too much of anything. All unique and ish.

    Pip, pip! Cheerio!

    • bebehblog says:

      I am pretty sure I blog EXACTLY like I talk, which is why I use so many caps and parentheses – I’m always shouting and interrupting myself. It’s also why I will never be a famous writer. I’d drive an editor INSANE long before they finished reading my book.

  5. Denae says:

    Words from faces. So cool kid. I completely see why Spencer loves you. I am inspired to do this. The accent similarities surprise me since I have always lived in Texas, tho Houston is kind of the mutt of TX. So many non-natives live here. But you are wrong, it is a PEA-CON. Pee Can is a backwoods way of saying toilet. =P

  6. Megan T Beach says:

    Was so interesting hearing you talk! We say a lot of the same things, but come on now, CLICKER???? That is what old people call it!!! I need to have a word with your old roomie! Also, a soda is a Coke, just sayin. Too bad I don’t have a blog. Sorry I have to come on your blog and get mad about clickers.

    The clicker thing aside, your glasses look great and you look great. How do you manage to look so good with 2 kids?

    • bebehblog says:

      Aw, you’re too kind. I actually went out of my way not to look like crap for this. If you saw me on a normal morning at 10 am you would think I had a dozen kids. That’s how bad I usually look.

  7. Rebecca says:

    Well, I met you at BlogHer but you seemed kinda shy so reading your blog has been fun because you’re really sarcastic and funny! I love these vlogs and had fun doing this one over the summer http://www.dailyrebecca.com/2011/06/618-of-me-acting-strange-on-camera-oh.html and has a lot of fun with it.

    Oh, and I wished I called it a buggy.

  8. raincheckmom says:

    Thanks for showing me your glasses! I like them! They kinda counteract the “blonde”! Hahaha

    It is very interesting that many of your pronunciations vary from mine. Peer influence + SC + CT

    (It’s a shopping cart. Buggy’s have horses pulling them)

  9. Shari says:

    So fun! Thanks for doing this :)

  10. Erin..... says:

    Cute glasses! I need you to take me glasses shopping. I have terrible taste and I need to borrow yours. Oh and your mom is right, it’s called a cart! :)

  11. Other Erin says:

    Trainers is what Elliot says. I should make him do this for everyone’s amusement.

  12. Amanda says:

    Shopping cart. Clicker? Your college roommate was 60? Also I have never heard the term sun shower. Or thunder snow for that matter. Odd.

  13. Amy says:

    I have heard a toilet called a tarlet. Maybe that’s just a St. Louis thing… Also highway 44 is pronounced farty far. It grates on my nerves every time I hear it. My mom is usually the culprit for that one.

  14. Jessica says:

    So I just have to say that that video was adorable! I also feel like a stalker staying that because you have no idea who I am, other than I read your blog and follow you on Twitter (I’m coming to terms with reading peoples blogs and following them on Twitter is not stalking, even if it feels like it). But I justify it saying maybe you’ve read my blog and know I’m not a crazy person. I feel like you are really relatable and I think your kids are adorable. I’m going to shut up now cause I feel like a freak… so very cute, love your blog, think your funny!

    • bebehblog says:

      I know you are not a crazy person :)

      And honestly, you can’t be more crazy than me. At BlogHer I accosted no less than six different people whose blogs I read/follow on twitter – but I don’t even COMMENT on their blogs, so they DON’T know who I am. CRAZY. STALKER.

  15. For the record, you are the SECOND of the blogs I follow that has done this in the past month. And I’m so going to copy both of you at some point.

  16. Sarah says:

    I call it a button pusher, so clicker sounds perfectly reasonable! Also, I was late to pick my kids up from school because I was busy watching you talk, when I hear you talk in person like twice a week (and usually manage to tear myself away in time to pick up the girls).

  17. Megan T Beach says:

    What do you mean? A buggy is a buggy! Sheesh!

  18. Kimberly says:

    You lost me at aunt.
    I grew up on the east end of LI, so I don’t have the thick, annoying accent, and when I taught in Nassau, the kids were so confused. One kid asked if I was British.
    You talk just like I hear you in my head. And I love your glasses.

  19. Jennie says:

    What a fun experiment! I want to do it too- but I am to lazy to put on makeup for any length of time. So I would look like the weirdo slob who hasn’t bathed talking on the internet. Not attractive.

    Love your new glasses!

  20. TMae says:

    Glasses! LOVE THEM!!!

    I love hearing my “imaginary friends” (the ones I have from the internets) talk. It makes me super excited, and feel like we know each other EVEN BETTER.

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  22. Katherine says:

    Bahahah! This cracked me up. You are awesome. I loved every thing about this…even if you do say some of the words wrong. ;)

    P.S. Cute glasses.

  23. andrea says:

    You are so funny. It is always great to hear people you usually read (does that make sense?). I think I didn’t “get” half of what you said since I have no idea about accent variation in the U.S. I really have no clue. I mean, I know people from Texas speak funny and people from NY sound weird, but that’s about it.
    I have an accent (Spanish and more specifically colombian which is different from, say, Mexican) so this game could get interesting if I ever played it (I’m not since I don’t live in the US). I can sound Canadian if I make an effort although I am not really sure what Canadians sound like.
    I just realized this is all very confusing to me ;) Anyway. Loved this! xxo

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