This Is Insight To Way More Than Just Our Accents.

This is hysterically ridiculous. I’ve been wanting to do the Accent Vlog thing for awhile and I finally did it tonight. But this is INSANE because it does way more than show you my accent, it shows you how INSANE WE ARE in my home. And in my brain. And how much I hate filming myself. And how giggly I am. Just watch.

P.S. I have no idea how to make or edit a video. I just used E’s webcam on is MacBook and have no idea how/way it’s shaky or if the sound is messed up. JUST GO WITH IT.

Kim’s Accent Vlog – THIS IS HIDEOUS from zoot on Vimeo.

Say the following words:
Aunt, route, wash, oil, theatre, 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 answer these questions:

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bug that curls into a ball when you touch it?
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 use to change the TV channel?

Okay – for BONUS material you get to see Nikki and Wesley in this one. Pay close attention to the giant forehead that keeps crossing the screen, that’s Wes. Also, notice how my husband TRIES to pretend like I am the ONLY PERSON IN THE WORLD to use the word “buggy.”


26 thoughts on “This Is Insight To Way More Than Just Our Accents.”

  1. I loved your videos! Yay for Donnie because I also call them grand daddy long legs and he’s the FIRST person that’s said it too! I also say buggy so you are NOT alone! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Out of all these vlogs I haven’t heard anyone call the bug that curls into a ball a potato bug but that is what everyone I have asked around here calls it. Also, my son’s friend tried to correct my pronunciation of apricot, so I guess that is regional as well. (I grew up in CA and then moved to MN) P.S. you and yours look very cute indeed.

  3. I did this a long time ago on my Tumblr. Here’s the main differences I’ve picked up. A roly poly is called a pill bug other places, like Mars. Heh. Obv there’s cart for buggy. Other people say TP-ing instead of rolling. And the rain one, well, I can’t believe a fellow southern girl hasn’t heard “the devil beating his wife.” Others apparently call that a “sunshower,” but I had never heard that in my life until watching these. Also, I call gym shoes tennis shoes too, but am in the minority among people I know. I’m glad someone else does too! (alt: sneakers, athletic shoes, trainers). Fun!

  4. This was awesome.

    I say all the same things your husband does EXCEPT I say “buggy” and I call a remote a “clicker”.

    Born in Atlanta but spent formative years in Birmingham. Might explain a few things.

    Oh. And a purse is a “pocket book”.

  5. Oh, I love this. You are all adorable. I love Nikki trying to participate and being too giggly to spit out all the words. And now I know how to say your kids’ names!

  6. I love you guys SO MUCH. I have never laughed so hard. Also, how is your accent so much thicker than everyone else’s?

    I am SO doing this now.

  7. Love these!

    High five to Donnie on the grandaddy long legs because I thought I was the ONLY one. Everyone else has said daddy long legs and James said he’s only heard grandaddy long legs from me. (Is it grandaddy, or grand-daddy? I don’t know.)

  8. Love this. You win the accent game.

    Until watching these, I had no idea that sunshower was a regional thing. But now I feel kind of sad for all the people who don’t know that when it rains while the sun is out, it’s a sunshower. How can you not have a word for that?

    Do me a favor. Start calling it a sunshower. Your life will be better for it.

  9. I love these accent vlogs, posted mine last night! Your voice is so different from the voice I imagined you to have, much more Southern than I expected. Adorable, all of you :)

  10. The accent video is interesting. I’m an Air Force Brat, so my accent is strange PLUS my mom was a speech therapist, so I have always been aware of speech-y stuff. But mostly, your vlog just made me want to move to Mobile and stalk you until you are my new best friend! Loved it!

  11. What a great idea :) I think you guys did great and are both hilarious. Seeing myself on video always trips me out too, but you should do it more often. The only thing I say different is cart, as in grocery cart instead of buggy. I’m also like you that my accent changes depending who I talk to. As I type this I now have a slight southern accent in my head that will stay there for a good few hours LOL

  12. I did this when I was with my family from Wisconsin. It was weird, though, because even though we have VERY different accents in real life, they didn’t come out very different when we did this. Maybe because we all heard each other do it? But your accent seems to have gotten stronger since you’ve been living in the deep south, as opposed to the plain old south where I still am. And btw, BZ laughed right along with you watching this.
    Also (for the world’s longest comment), reading your stuff about buggies has confused me, and now I can’t remember what I call them naturally or if I’ve been influenced by you. I think I go back and forth between buggy and cart. And I was also confused by the sunshower situation!

  13. I want to do this, but I really hate seeing myself on camera. I love your accent. It’s what makes you so adorable. It was fun hearing Donnie talk. Your husband is a real catch. Which I’m sure you know already. :o)

  14. I’m from S. Ontario and DH is from N. California and we pretty much say things exactly the same. Except he says soda and I say pop. He also calls those bugs that roll into balls ‘sow’ bugs, I call them potato bugs. I called my grandparents memere and pepere, but I think thats because my family is francophone, and it has nothing to do with region…

  15. Oh you guys are adorable!!! I loved your videos so much, and NikkiZ was too cute. I keep watching these accent vlogs and have yet to hear someone say what I call it when the sun is shining while it’s raining. I was raised in Mississippi/Louisiana, and my family always said “the devil is beating his wife.” Just typing that I feel like it’s a totally insane thing to say. I have no idea of the origins, but it’s a real saying. I swear it!

  16. Wait, there’s no J in E’s name? Oh my, I’ve had it wrong this whole time! Whoops. Also, that’s an awesome name.

    My kids got a kick out of watching that, and I did too. My family in Mississippi totally calls them buggies. I’m a basket girl myself, but I live in Arizona and more or less grew up here.

    Also, I never knew there was a name for the raining-when-the-sun-is-out thing either.

    It cracked me up that both of you seemed very intent on getting the RIGHT answer rather than what YOU thought.

  17. OMG your voice is so awesome and NOTHING like what I’ve been “reading” In my head all these years, if you know what I mean. I love this video, it is anything but hideous.

    I did this a while back, here is mine:

    A couple differences: I call them doodlebugs (much of the time) and we called it wrapping a house. I don’t remember if there were others (pecan?)

  18. I’ve never heard it called rolling a house. Hilarious and so funny you’ve never heard sunshower. I’m from boston am we call buggies carriages. I now live in chicago and get made fun of a lot for that one.

    You guys are so cute and I love that you got Donnie to record one too.

  19. You are so adorable. I just want to come to Alabama and say “y’all” with you and get Cokes in our buggies at the supermarket. And now I can imagine the words on your blog in the proper accent. ;-)

  20. Less accent than I expected! I can’t believe they left off my favorite- what do you call it when a group of people all jump/pile up on one person?

  21. You know what I love about this? You sound way more Southern wehn you are just talking then when saying the words for the vlog.

    You all look like you have so much fun as a family!

  22. Ok, I finally got around to watching these (the post has been sitting in my reader until I had time/away from noises, etc.). You guys are great! I grew up in Texas and then moved to Indiana…grew up calling coke what it is–coke! :) Then I moved to a region where people fought over if it was POP or SODA–I’d never heard of either term! So, for most of what you said, I’m totally with you (except for the buggy part). And while I call them rolly-pollies, we also called the doodle bugs. Anyone else out there call them that? (Oh, and we TP’d houses, not rolled them). Fun to see/hear the differences. And I was told after 4 months here I’d lost my southern accent and had a mid-western accent, and I have a feeling if I moved back south I’d pick up the southern accent pretty quickly, I understand about it changing depending on who you’re talking to.

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