22 January, 2011

The Accent Meme


Behold! I've finally made some sort of audio recording. Feel free to
think I have a weird voice, and sorry Adrienne.

1) Your name and/or username
2) Where you're from
3) The following words: Aunt, Roof, 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, Orange, Coffee, Direction, Naturally, Aluminium and Herbs.
4) What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
5) What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
6) What do you call gym shoes?
7) What do you say to address a group of people?
8) What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
9) What do you call your grandparents?
10) What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
11) What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
12) What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

13) Read this passage from The Speech Accent Archive:
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 frog for the kids. She can scoop these things into three red bags, and we will go meet her Wednesday at the train station.


  1. aluminium! I've never heard anyone say that! lol

    I surfed in from Ashley Getting Dressed's blog; I did one of these too. here's my link if you're interested:
    and I shared your link on my blog, because I think these are really fun. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Kristi - Thank you! Aluminium is actually pretty common in (proper) English speaking countries outside of the US. I will have to check out yours when I get to a computer with audio, but I wanted to thank you for sharing my link and for commenting!