Hey all. I'm currently sitting here with tonsils swollen to the size of Canada itself, very patriotic for our Canada day weekend. I feel like crap, but hey ho, here I go anyway. I shouldn't be allowed to blog in my current mental sick-for-a-week/frustrated-at-my-body state, but they don't have any rules about using the internet so hurrah.
Jasmine posted a cool vlog about her accent, and I loved it. I thought that I would post a vlog with my accent too. I filmed it on Friday, when I suspected that I might have bronchitis, but now I'm thinking I have strep throat. Joyously on the long weekend, when all doctors, clinics, and pharmacies are closed. ANYWAY SHUT UP ABOUT BEING SICK FE GET ON WITH IT.
SO HERE IS MY ACCENT! I hope you enjoy my southeastern Manitoba/Mennonite tinged accent. ALSO I apologize for my crappy webcam. I didn't know it was so crappy until I was done, and then I wasn't about to make it again. And I started talking before the camera started going. Sorry. I didn't say anything too important.
And here is the list of words that I read:
Aunt, roof, 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, pyjamas, caught, orange, coffee, direction, naturally, aluminium, herbs.
And then some questions:
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?
And then a passage to read:
Please call Stella. Ask her to bring these things with her from the store: six spoons of fresh snow peas, five thick slabs of blue cheese, and maybe a snack for her brother Bob. We also need a small plastic snake and a big toy for the kids. She can scoop these things into three red bags and we will go meet her Wednesday at the train station.
I love to hear people's accents and voices, they usually sound so much different than I think they will. If you end up doing this, or have done it in the past, please let me know so I can watch!