Ok, so Tanit-Isis (rather bravely) posted up her participation in a new meme regarding one of my very favoritest topics: dialect. I love this! Not only do you get to hear people talk in different dialects and accents, but you also get to hear the (hopefully) charming voices of some heretofore aurally mysterious bloggers. Coolio!
Basically this all adds up to you, yes YOU, being subjected… er… I mean, allowed to listen to my rambling insanity. As opposed to just reading it. Lucky lucky YOU! Right?
(Warning: I talk really fast. This is me talking slowly. Just saying.)
(Also, yes I know my glasses are jacked up. I can’t get new glasses until next week when our new insurance kicks in. Meantime, I’m Crazy Glasses Girl. Really. No need to tell me. Again.)
The words are:
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 these are the 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?
I really hope everyone joins in on this one! C’mon! You know you want to. Copy and paste. Get out that video camera. You can do it! Go team!
Wow. Too much caffeine today.
edit: ‘K, so Big In Japan at least should know that I’m pretty much always that excited to talk about something… er… anything, as long as I’m talking. I’m whatcha might call A Talker. Big shocker, I know.
edit revisited: so yesterday we had a slight sprinkle of rain while it was sunny and my mother announces, “Hey, it’s a sunshower!” out of the blue. I have never heard this before but she insisted this was a totally normal thing for her to say. Weirdness. And re: T.P.ing a house… that is a pretty normal North American thing to do, usually by high-school students. The trick to clean up (in case you ever need to): light one end of the toilet paper with a lighter and the whole streamer should go up in a puff of ash. Not recommended in extreme drought, but otherwise pretty safe. And waaaay easier than picking it all up.