Friday, November 22, 2013

The Accent Vlog

Since I am doing my best to fall even more helplessly behind on what is going on in our day to day lives, including Sophia's other 1st birthday party, first (and subsequent) trips to Disney, Grace's first haircut, and a weekend getaway to North Georgia, I decided now was the best time to pull out the stall tactics.

Enter, the accent vlog.

A couple of months ago, when I did my first vlog, I had several people comment on my "accent."

I have never, EVER considered myself to have an accent.

In fact, I've kind of prided myself on that fact.

So you can imagine my surprise, nay, dismay, when at least a dozen people said "I love your accent!"


I'm from Florida, which is about as far North as you can get while still being in the South (mostly.) Neither of my parents have southern accents and none of my friends did either.

Of course I knew of people who had accents, but it was not me!

My mom and her side of the family are actually from up North, so, if anything, I would say I have a few habits in that direction, rather than the other. In fact, when I was little I had to go to a speech therapist (for an "R" issue,) and was told that I had a Boston accent!

So, I slipped outside during naptime, set my camera precariously on the porch railing, and pretended you were sitting in the rocking chair next to me.

Please ignore the angry eyebrows, swatting of flies, and flipping of my hair.
I considered redoing it, but this seems more real, doesn't it?

MVI 6001 from IGalloway on Vimeo.

And, in case you need clarification or want to join in, here are the instructions:

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

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 use to change the TV channel?


Amber said...

Don't hate me for saying this, but I definitely hear a slight accent! At least compared to how we talk here in the Seattle area (which I'm pretty sure means we have ZERO accent?).

Emily Powell said...

Nope, didn't hear an accent. But then again, I live in TX so I'm used to a strong southern accent.

Sonya said...

I don't hear much of an accent. You answered and said the words pretty much like I would and you grew up in the south.