Happy Groundhog’s Day!
I can’t even justly describe how crazy last night was here in Chicago! We had everything from 50-60 mph winds to “thundersnow,” which means exactly what you’d think it does – thunder and lightning when all you can see out your window is a blur of white flakes.
The big storm has been called many things by newscasters and people on Twitter. My personal favorites are Snowpocalypse and SnOMG, but I’m also a fan of Snowtorious B.I.G. At least Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring.
So what’s a girl to do when the
whether weather outside is frightful (and so is my spelling)?
Make an accent vlog, of course.
After seeing plenty of my fellow bloggers give it a go, I decided to try it out myself and take the usual cheesiness of my blog writing and put it into video form. You can thank me later. 😉
Here goes nothing (P.S. I’m changing the auto-pic from YouTube so I don’t look half asleep):
Want to join in? Create your own video and start by introducing where you’re from and who your “accent influencers” are. Then pronounce the following: 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 change the TV channel with?
So let me have it. Could you tell I am from Minnesota?
Oh yeah, you betcha.
At least I don’t say, “Chi-kah-goh.” Not yet, anyway.