January 18, 2011

talk to me

oh, is that a bandwagon? let me get on

(hopefully, this works. youtube won't allow videos longer than 10 minutes, and my middle name is rambler. i'm uploading directly through blogger eep) so this is part of a vlog meme. i don't quite know who started it, but it's funtacular. all about accents and dialects, and i <3 phonology. i was born and raised in maryland. my mom is from georgia; my dad is from new york. we lean towards the southern half of the family in terms of some word usage and pronunciation

so that's my horribly awkward self. i really should never be allowed in front of a camera. thanks to jenn, rini and emily for inspiring me and amy for encouraging me to do this post. so... blame them ;)

if you want to join in, here are the list and questions you need...

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

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 hope you join in on the embarassmentfun. happy vlogging :)

ps: i look and sound just like my little sister. it's so weird :p


Heather said...

Adorable & fun!! :)

Amy said...

I love it!! I still don't think I could do it.

rini said...

yay soda! (and pill bug! ... I think I'm the only one who's ever called it potato bug..)

I've always hated the sound of my voice too -- which is weird because I was in radio. :)

michelle said...

@heather & amy: thanks :) you should do it

@rini: i think i've heard potato bug and rolypoly, too. i haven't said rolypoly since i was little though :) that's interesting you've been self conscious about your voice while doing radio. i always figured radio/tv people were most confident in their vocal abilities :)

Chuck said...

Kudos on the vlog... my little sister-cousin (aka Bathroom photographer) keeps telling me that a Vlog is what I need to do next. I told her I would only on the condition if she "stars" in it with me.
I'll have to see what I can do this weekend with her help :)

Soph! said...

hahaha. you're so cute! I can't believe you call a roly poly a pill bug! ahha

michelle said...

@chuck: thanks. it'd be so fun to see the both of you together :)

@soph: *blush* lol rolypoly is what we called it when i was little. not really sure when i outgrew it

Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! And we got ten whole minutes of brilliant you! :D

I loved your caramel debate. And your shout out to me! AND that you're the only other person who knows what a PILL BUG is!! I laughed out loud at "don't know about pop....that's what you do to bubbles" :D

This made me want to come and meet you in person!!

michelle said...

@emily: you absolutely should come visit! i'm a great hostess lol. glad you enjoyed the video and everything :)

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