Friday, September 2, 2011

Um. . . do I have an accent?

Even though I live in the deep south (born and raised in New Orleans and living in Florida now), I would have answered that question with an adamant NO! Well, guess what my friends, now you can answer the question for me. =)

I saw this yesterday on Life After I Dew and loved it. Like, seriously LOVED it. I knew I wanted to try my hand at these little words and phrases and share it with y'all! Um . . . Or you guys . . . Or youse guys. Or however all of you out there say it. =)

Here's what I'm doing:

Say these 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 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 wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when ran falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you use to change the TV channel?

Um, so yeah, that's it! =) I hope y'all have a great weekend!

Oh, and I almost forgot! Be @ Home featured the blog on their Best of the Web series! Check it out HERE!


Trish said...

Look! I can post! I scrolled down to the comments to see how others answered these questions and this time there is a comment box! So here are my answers:
rolley polley
you guys
shopping cart
normal in the south. haha. i don't know of a special word for this situation.

Trish said...

OH! I watched your video after I posted. So, do you have an accent? A little. I only hear it on some words though (sprinklin', mayonnaise and spittin'). Definitely not a strong accent. And I grew up calling all sodas "coke" too. Probably until high school.

Style Journey said...

Oh my gosh! I loved this! Kayla and I were just talking about you yesterday when you say "y'all" in our comments and we were wondering if you had an accent. This is so darn cute! Maybe we will have to do this over the weekend. Have a great holiday weekend, Tiffany!

Style Journey said...

Oh, to answer your questions:

Potato Bug
Tennis shoes
Hey everyone
remote or clicker

Julie said...

LOVE this and I am so glad it was my first post to read on reader because I immediately smiled:) I am going to have to post a accent video as well. I would say that you have a slight southern accent and I LOVE it. I secretly have always wanted to sound a little southern and I do find myself saying y'all at times by accident;)

Rolly Polly
Tennis Shoes or Gym Shoes
Hi, everybody!

Bravoe Runway said...

Congratulations on getting featured! I don't really detect an accent, only in a few words just like what Kish said! We all have accents...I grew up listening to both my parents speak English with Chinese accent, not that strong but you detect it. It's character :D

Whitney said...

hahahaha! "I just scream for my husband and he kills it." You cracked me up like crazy.

You're just as adorable on video as you are in pictures. :)

And I can't detect any accent. :)

sarah said...

well, i would say there really isn't an accent, but i live with a southern really there's no comparing to my hubby--although he's not a red-neck....just a southern gentleman!

Katia said...

well I'm from canada! But yeah, I find you have an accent compared to me/how people talk here. But it's mostly our expressions that are different, for example, "y'all" is really american, just like "eh?" is canadian and how you say some words are different like "sure, new orleans, carmel" and some more but other than that you don't really have one.. well atleast not a big one! :P but im sure you'd say the same about me!

caramelchica said...

I grew up in northern California, and the only words you say differently than I are:
sure (you say shore, I say shur)
y'all (you all or you guys)
buggy (cart)
So, different, but not a strong accent!

Third Time Charmed said...

Not a major southern accent but a little twang! ;) But I'm from Boston... so everything I say is very similar to Boston Rob (for those Survivor fans out there)... as for the words:

Gross?? haha
Sneakers (yeah, more like sneakahs
Formally, Ladies & Gentlemen; casually, Hey Guys!
Shopping caht or carriage
Sun showah

This was a fun post!:)

Anonymous said...

Oh goodness... you are just too adorable. I can detect a little bit of a southern accent in your voice but not too much. Just cuteness, that's all :)

silvergirl said...

hey Tiffany
love this
i am from Louisiana as well only Northern Louisiana so my accent is different
I am in NC now and have friends from all over
we always get into discussions on how to say things or what we call things
i would love to borrow your vid idea for my blog
i will totally give you credit and link back to your blog
let me know if that is okay
hope you have a fun long weekend

Keely said...

So cool to see and hear you on video! After reading blogs for awhile I often want to know what the writer sounds like. I think you have a bit of an accent on some words, but for the most part you sound like a true westerner, like myself. People in WA laugh at me when I say y'all. I just think it sounds better than you all or you guys.

Andie said...

ha! my answers are all the same, obviously since I live in new orleans! LOL