Wednesday, August 21, 2013

In Which I Say Things Out Loud (Word Meme)

So EONS AGO *dramatic echo*, in internet years, Miss Isis did a thing called "Blog Voices". I've been wanting to do this for ages and ages and finally entered the 21rst century and got myself a nifty HD webcam. This is what I did first. You might have to turn the sound up a bit, I was talking a bit softly in some spots.

After watching myself do this, which was weird, I realize the fact that my parents came from two entirely different parts of the USA comes into play. And if I'm around my southern in-laws, well, I get a thick accent. But years of doing IT work on the phone has made me fairly clear good about enunciation.

And below is the list of questions/words.

List of 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

List of 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?


  1. Hah! I love your term for the remote.

  2. So fun!! I remember when this made the rounds last time and I wanted to do it then. Must do it this time!!

  3. lol - your family name for the remote control! I've never heard that one!

    I find it interesting that you Southernize only certain Southern words/phrases.

    You have a good tech support voice. =)

    ~ Brooke

    1. Thank you. I often got tagged for calling the the crankier customers and vendors because I was good at soothing them with my voice. I do it with the engineers where i work now.

  4. I like your video! And you have a good recorded voice! Maybe I will try this sometime. :) ~Laurie

  5. Haha! That was ages ago! I think the thing I find most amazing is how so much can be the same, yet certain words are different. From how you talk here, I wouldn't have twigged to any regional accent---yet you say ont and pecawn ;) hehe! Loads of fun. :D

  6. super fun!!! I may have to do this also, mmmm.....

  7. Haha nice! I may try to do this also

  8. A buggy! I hadn't heard that before. So fun!

  9. I love this - it's great to hear your voice! My accent has definitely changed from 1) living in France and 2) teaching English. People comment on it all the time and it drives me crazy actually because it's not something I've done on purpose! I don't sound French (I'm told repeatedly) and apparently some people think I don't sound 'merican either. What's a gal to do? ;)

  10. Love that you have revived this!

  11. Hee hee, I love your answer to the rain question: "weird". You're lovely! I was excited to hear what you sound like, and now I know. Yey!

  12. Hee, so great to hear you!! You have a lovely soft voice, very soothing. :) Great idea to let us all hear what each other sound like.