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Regional Dialect Meme Video!

I stumbled across this "Regional Dialect Meme" on Tumblr some time last week I believe and I knew I wanted to do it, but I've been in pajamas or looking a bit rough while we move (and had company) so I haven't really had time. We met with Mike's parents for dinner last night so we were dressed and ready with nothing to do afterwards so we opted to give it a go! We recorded it a whopping three times to get all my jitters (I don't know why talking into a computer screen weirds me out so much!) and here's the final product. Probably lots of weird words and faces galore, so just go with it! I didn't watch myself so I'm sure I'm rockin' some wonky eyes and an unflattering facial spot or seven! :P




If you're interested in taking the meme, just follow the instructions below and send us a link to your video! We want to see! I love watching all the ones I've run across on Tumblr so join in the fun!


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

Now 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 change the TV channel with?

65 comments:

  1. Hahha! Oh my gosh, I absolutely love your accent. It's so country-sh American (or at least, it's what I've always imagined country-ish American would sound like).
    Definitely have to do this with my boyfriend since we both have totally different accents (mine Australia, his Birmingham-English!).

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  2. How interesting! I've never watched any of your Youtube videos, and your strong accent surprised me! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This is great! My husband was telling me about his American (from Georgia I think) co-worker who calls all types of pop (what we call it here) Coke and I wasn't sure I believed him, but now I do! I love it!

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  4. I was surprised by some of your answers! I'm from Maryland, and I guess I have a pretty generic Mid-Atlantic...accent?

    I've never heard of the toilet paper thing being called rolling; we just call it TPing. And a buggy? Hadn't heard that either! Here, they're shopping carts.

    I'll have to give this a try sometime!

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  5. This is a great idea for a post, and I love your accents. I haven't really got the hang of making video posts yet, but will try to do one... mine would be different cos I'm from South-West England! I haven't heard "buggy" before - here we call it a "trolley"! Really cool post.

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  6. Oh my god, Kaelah! You are so Southern! Yay, another Southern Belle with a really Southern accent like myself! =D YES, it's coke not pop! And, YES it's a buggy! I'm with on everything. ♥

    ♥kf

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  7. Oh wow. Your accent sounds like some of my family members'.

    I don't feel like I should do one for Kentucky, because although I've lived here all my life, I don't speak the same or use the same words.
    For instance, people say "coke" around here. I say "soda".

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  8. Oh my goodness this is too cute!! Cutest accent ever. Isn't it crazy that we are like only a few states away and we say things so differently? I may definitely be doing this and I will let you know for sure if I do :)
    xo

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  9. i loved this! it so strange hearing how things are said, and how things have such diffrent words.
    Being british and living in the UK our word and phrasing is sooooo diffrent.
    Like what you call buggy we call trolly to us a buggy is something to push around a toddler in :)
    Such fun.

    Zoe

    http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/

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  10. Oh my gosh I have to do this! My cousins in Utah always told me I had a "California" accent and I just said what?? What even is that?? But after living in Idaho for 5 years I can tell the difference. Big time.

    Oh, and its soda.

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  11. This is so interesting! I've already recorded my video and will be posting it tomorrow on my blog.

    I made sure to give you a shout out as well!

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  12. I am with Bethany. I am from Tennessee and have always had a problem with "coke". A Sprite is not a Coke. It is all soda to me.

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  13. Chris and I made one!!!! http://www.susannahbean.com/2011/01/regional-dialect-this-is-how-we-talk.html

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  14. i loved this! we visited TN last summer and people kept saying things that seemed so weird to me! mainly "buggy"!!! so it's funny that was a hot button issue for you!! Also I'm pretty sure "pop" is a Michigan thing, but do you use Coke for things like Mountain Dew or Sprite?

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  15. haha, i love this. i watched susannah's too. ivan and i need to do this! hehe.

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  16. Ah your the only person I've ever heard say "toilet" the way I do lol. And of course it's a buggy. = ]

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  17. Haha! Jonathan and I plan on making one of these...eventually. When we aren't camera shy! :D

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  18. I love your accent! Totally reminds me of bein down south and of my family :) Here is my video, haha I tried. http://woodgrainwhale.blogspot.com/2011/01/regional-dialect-meme.html

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  19. damn ittt... i wish i had a cool accent like you guys! haha. i feel like west coasters got gypped in that department. ;)

    i don't think i have ever heard someone call it a buggy but that is the cutest thing! so much better than "shopping cart". ;)

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  20. OH MY GOSH!!! you say things like oil and crayon just like me. i always get made fun of haha

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  21. i made one too haha, i sound so british compared to you! and my words are so different d: have a look here: http://amyvalentinex.tumblr.com/post/2848450931

    i'm awkward i know hahaha

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  22. lovely accent, I on the other hand probably have a very strong Aussie accent, I really don't know? but I hate the sound of my voice, bleurgh!

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  23. I totally love your accent! :)It's aaammaazing! :) <3

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  24. omg i love it! i love how you say oil :) this is such a fun idea :)

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  25. My sister and myself made one! :)

    I think I said your name wrong though. Haha, sorry!

    http://soulbacon.blogspot.com/2011/01/regional-dialect-meme-with-kinsey-hope.html

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  26. In Hawaii, when it rains while there's sunshine, we call it Liquid sunshine =)

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  27. This was so fun and strange to watch!

    I am from the Northern part of England (UK) and I would answer some of those questions so differently! I would love to post one of these, but have nothing to record myself on.

    Language is so fascinating. Thanks for posting your accent is so sweet!

    Sally:)
    http://happyjusttodancwithyou.blogspot.com/

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  28. I've never watched one of your video's before. What a fantastic idea! And I love, love your accent. It makes you seem like a southern belle!

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  29. That is the best thing I have seen in a while!
    It is sooo different to my accent (australian)! I actually want to do one so bad but Id feel so rediculous by myself, perhaps with a friend!
    xxx

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  30. This is so cool! I've learned to speak Oxford English at school (well.. I've got a Dutch accent of course) and I've always liked to compare accents. I kinda have a 'thing' for Southern accents and I really like yours :)

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  31. In South Africa, its called a "Monkeys Wedding" when its raining and shining at the same time :)

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  32. you sound so much different then i thought you would, hahaha You sound like my aunt and uncle who ae from the south, which is a good thing! I say almost every word so much different. It was cute though. (also its a shopping cart not a buggie!)

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  33. This is my first time to your blog and i LOVE it! Thanks to my SIL Janel for posting some love about you on her page! Cute video, love the idea!

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  34. http://onceuponadaydream.tumblr.com/

    I love your accent too. Adorable! I took a linguistics class last semester, and we took all sorts of these tests. I loved seeing you and Mike do it.

    :) :)

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  35. Sun+Rain=sun shower.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunshower

    I've watched a couple of these and no one knows! Ya crazies!

    I never picture you with an accent :) It's very endearing.

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  36. Oh! I forgot to say, that I always called those bugs potato bugs but they are in fact roly polies! :) Learning new things via youtube dialects. <3

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  37. Haha! I lovee this! I haven't seen this before but I totally love both of your accents! Its so weird how things are called different stuff between country's!

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  38. It's so cute how INSISTENT you are about buggy! (we call it a cart)

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  39. I love when you post videos! Your accent is so sweet! Every time I see one I want to pick up and move back to Tennessee :)
    I made one of my own last night (it's my first video ever!) when I saw yours, but it took me forever to figure out how to work with my laptops lazy camera settings! I apologize in advance for the lag - but anyway, here's the link!

    http://itwasjustlikethat.blogspot.com/2011/01/regional-dialect-meme.html

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  40. http://www.holland1945.com/2011/01/vlog.html

    Here's mine! So fun!

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  41. http://fire-exits.blogspot.com/

    Here's mine! I'm Scottish :)

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  42. http://fire-exits.blogspot.com/

    Here is your first Scottish one!

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  43. I didn't expect you to have such a strong accent! It's adorable!

    All my relatives are in Wisconsin and call it pop. I didn't drink soda for a week because I kept being offered "pop" and didn't know what the hell it was, haha.

    I plan on doing this soon! Too fun to skip!

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  44. oh my goodness.
    love it.
    i am going to have to do this and put in on my blog.
    you two are to cute.
    xoox

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  45. totally forgot to say!!!!
    i say coke tooo!!!!!! ahhh..
    when i went to college in ohio they thought i was crazy for saying that..hahha..
    the husband calls it pop. ugh.
    i guess it is a southern thing.

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  46. Kaelahpie! We did it too. :)

    http://goreandglitter.tumblr.com/post/2882793223/hey-we-wanted-to-give-this-a-try-we-are-both

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  47. I enjoyed this so much I even showed my parents :D They want to record one now too. My mum and I are organising a trip to the States for early 2012 (I'm from Australia) and when we were brainstorming what we'd like to do there we both agreed that just sitting around and listening to American accents and conversations would fascinate us :D

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  48. wow, I feel like your accent is more southern than mine...and I'm from Louisiana!
    My family has always said "the devil is beating his wife and marrying his daughter" when the sun shines while it's raining...I grew up thinking it was a pretty normal expression until I moved away from La, and NO ONE knew what I was talking about when I said it.

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  49. Oh my god, can't wait to do this. I know how Americans get such a kick out of Canadian accents so I hope you'll check it out. I'll post it tomorrow probably and I'll come back with the link. Such a cool idea!!!

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  50. Go check mine out Kaelah! You can listen to a real canadian.
    www.thecanadianbucks.blogspot.com

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  51. I had to put my ear to the speaker and still couldn't hear you too well but you are such a wonderful sounding young woman!!! I love it. So pretty. I feel like my accent/dialect is so boring in comparison.

    I couldn't hear all of your answers but I did get to hear how you said everything that you say and that was exciting. I'm from N. NJ and I'm about to post my video on tumblr: http://justicepirate.tumblr.com/post/2909619412/heres-my-regional-dialect-meme-hope-you-enjoy

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  52. Your accent is very strong!
    I have made one! (I'm from England)

    http://marthaamay.blogspot.com/2011/01/video.html

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  53. Your accent is so southern!
    I actually did this so here's the link to mine.
    http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o39/kla626/Me/?action=view&current=Video9.mp4

    I'm from Rhode Island, USA

    -Kayla Rose

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  54. i've been reading your blog for a little bit now and never pictured you with such a sweet accent! awesome... you guys are adorable :)!

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  55. I ADORE your accent. I love watching your videos because you sound so stereotypically American, haha.

    I know I'm a bit late, but I finally got around to recording mine!

    http://the-little-grey-cells.blogspot.com/2011/01/accent-meme.html

    I'm from Cardiff, Wales originally, but I live in Southern England now and no one seems to hear much (if any) of a Welsh twang in my voice!

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  56. Wow, you have the cutest accent ever!!!!

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  57. What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?

    here in Brazil, we said is the marriage of a fox with a bird. It's so different to see as a shiny rainy day.

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  58. Hey! Just came across your vlog post. Love hearing different accents! :)

    I did one today and here is the link:

    http://prettythingsblog.typepad.com/pretty-things/2011/02/first-vlog-regional-dialect.html

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  59. I know this is hella late, but my boyfriend and I did one. Too much fun.

    http://whimsicalbullshit.blogspot.com/2011/02/regional-dialect-videothis-is-how-we-be.html

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  60. I JUUUUUST posted my version of the MeMe on my blog!

    Here's the link:

    tindakeelie.blogspot.com

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  61. I posted this and forgot to link back to you :-) My NZ accent http://www.niceties.co.nz/2011/02/regional-dialect-meme-nz-accent.html

    I love the way Mike says 'grandmother and granddaddy'! You two are adorable together.

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  62. I just stumbled across this post. I'm from Bowling Green, KY and I say everything just like you guys! I've always said buggy, Coke, etc. I just find it interesting haha :)

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