Could someone tell me what vlog meme means? Different people doing the same thing with different results?
I loved the idea behind Louise’s latest post at A View Into My World (I re-watched and finally caught your name!) vlog meme project thing on accents so I decided to contribute. I was a kid in North Florida, moved to Texas, then wandered a while and lived around all kinds of Not-American-English speakers before moving to Australia. I don’t think I changed my speech much here, though I do notice a cadence shift between when I talk to my mom and when I talk to my husband.
The words I read:
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
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?
My husband watched the video and said he’s never heard me saying “ripping good time.” I forgot to wink. Pretend I did. I must have been channeling Virginia O’Brien while taping because I forgot to smile when talking about y’all. I’m not upset about it or anything, it’s just simpler not to use the word here.
I like this list, but it seems rather geared towards exploring the differences between American rather than global dialects. A few additional words like aluminum, basil, oregano and a choice between cookies and biscuits might add interest. Should I make my husband do one?
Once I started, I couldn’t stop watching these videos. It’s fascinating. One of my favorites was
Moorea Seal, which I found by following the thread of vlog meme things.