Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Regional Dialect Meme- NZ Accent


Please see above for my contribution to the regional dialect meme that is saturating the blogosphere at present! I've watched a lot of them over the past week or so, and my two favourites are this one by Kaelah at Little Chief Honeybee, and another by Lauren on her blog called Please Note- they both have adorable accents! I really hate my voice and my accent, so excuse me for cringing a lot during this video... Below is the list of words and the questions- please link me to your video if decide to make one, or already have made one!

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, Orange, Coffee, Direction, Naturally, Aluminium, Herbs

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?

8 comments:

Erin D said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just posted one too today. They're pretty fun to watch. I like your accent!
http://whimsicalbullshit.blogspot.com/2011/02/regional-dialect-videothis-is-how-we-be.html

crushedglass said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh wow I've never even heard of a slater. So googling this right now.

I like your accent.

Alice said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for linking your one Erin- I'll watch when I get home!

Apparently they are called 'woodlice'! I always thought slater was their official name, but is common like roly-poly it seems! :-) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodlouse

Lauren said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You shouldn't be ashamed- you're accent's lovely! Thank you for linking me :)

miss teacups. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

oh, why do you hate your accent? i adore it and think it is so very cute.

Alice said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Haha thanks, I just find the way NZers say words so annoying and monotonous! Myself included. Ever since I realised we really DO say "Nyu Zulund" (while watching a very cringe-worthy local TV show), I've wished for a better accent haha.

crushedglass said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My american friend thinks we say teddy as tittie. That made me laugh so much.

Kat said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

your accent is cute! In south africa we call when its raining and shining at the same time: A monkey's wedding :P