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Accent Vlog: How I Say Things

Today I’m doing an accent vlog with Allieology, Cause Ya Gotta Have Faith, The Other Juliette, and The Wife in Training. I’m originally from Toledo, Ohio, so most of the way I say things is influenced by that. I’ll post the video first with a few comments below it and the questions at the end in case you want to do this too.

Sorry about that *ding* in the beginning. That was my email notification, and it wasn’t even an important one. Pssh.

“Both” being included in the list of word to pronounce reminded me of a scene from Red vs Blue about the pronunciation of that word. Check that out here:

I didn’t mention this in the video, but the fact that people in Florida didn’t understand what I meant by ‘pop’ kind of confused me because the aisle in the grocery store had ‘soda-pop’…if ‘soda’ is understandable, why not ‘pop’? My husband, on the hand, doesn’t get why I think calling everything ‘Coke’ is strange. His logic is that it’s like saying ‘Kleenex’ for ’tissues’ (although I don’t do that either…I’d just call it them tissues). If you ask me for “a Coke,” I hope you like Coca-Cola, because that’s what I’m going to hand you.

Here’s that thing I was trying to say in French.


And here are the questions:

1. Your Name
2. Where you’re from.
3. Pronounce the following words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Pajamas, Caught, Naturally, Aluminum, Crackerjack, Doorknob, Envelope
4. What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
5. What is a bubbly carbonated drink called?
6. What do you call gym shoes?
7. What do you call your grandparents?
8. What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
9. What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
10. What is the bug that when you touch it, it rolls into a ball? How about the one that lights up at night?
11. What do you say to address a group of people?
12. Do you speak any other languages? If so, say something in that language(s).
13. Do you think you have an accent?
14. End by saying any 3 words you want.

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4 Thoughts on “Accent Vlog: How I Say Things

  1. This is great! Loved to watch the video and it was fantastic to hear you speaking German, I think it’s great! I was so confused by the word “pop” when I first came to Ohio, I had no idea what people were talking about.

    • Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the video and my German sentence :). I have thought about doing a video auf Deutsch someday, but I am really pretty bad at speaking it, even if I know how to say what I want to say. We’ll see. Maybe I’ll start off with reading a poem or story. Haha I don’t see why it’s confusing as the full name is “soda-pop” but maybe it’s just because I grew up hearing it that it doesn’t sound weird to me. When I said “pop” once someone said something to the effect that it sounded like I was asking for a punch, like a “pop to the head”.

  2. I love this! 🙂 It’s so awesome to actually see the person behind a blog and hear them talk. I thoroughly enjoyed this and I loved the German sentence you said, too 🙂 Keith told me about it that some people say pop and some say soda, I had no idea. And if somebody asks me for a coke I’d hand them a Coca Cola as well! 🙂

    • Thank you. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it and my German sentence. Haha glad it’s not just me. My husband says it’s akin to people asking for a “Kleenex” even if the tissue they want isn’t that brand, but I don’t do that either. I would just ask for “a tissue”.

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