Vlog: Hopping on the “Accents” Bandwagon :)

Last week, there was a vlogging meme going around all about accents and dialect, and though I’m not half as camera-friendly as the lovely Aly and Amy, since it’s been months and months since I did one, I thought it’d be fun to join in! 🙂 Basically, you go through the list of given words and then answer the questions, and see if you pronounce and answer them the same way your readers would.

Say these 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

Now answer these 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?

And here’s my “11 Year Expat” response! Excuse my atrocious hair and ridiculous squinting… it felt like a bloody eye test, lol, but I suppose that’ll teach me not to get new contacts 🙂  Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!


  1. Awww man. This made me feel more homesick. Its nice to hear your voice and see your face. FYI your hair is fine, and women look hot in glasses, ask Tina Fey!

    I’d post a response on video but my Macbook was sold for rent money last month. *sigh*

    Super cute video, thanks for posting. 🙂

  2. That was fun!
    I am wondering what I would sound like since English obviously is not my first language and then on top of that I kind of adopted the “Californian” accent, I guess (whatever that is *ha!*)…

  3. So cute!
    I always surprise people at how NON-TEXAN I speak. I should do a vlog sometime.
    Anywho, you’re British accent is just adorable, I want to put in my pocket. Ok, that sounded creepy. Oh well.

  4. oh my goodness, i wish i talked like you. accent jealousyyyyyy…
    haha, for some reason, even though i knew you would technically probably have an accent, i was surprised when you started talking. you should do more vlogs so i can pick up your accent.

  5. I really love your accent. It’s really cute! This meme is interesting. I think I should do a video blog some time. But not now. I’m kinda awkward on camera.

  6. I haven’t been to your blog lately!!!! This is very fun, though! Chad and I are off for Martin Luther King Day so we just went through the words together. There were a few words that we totally pronounce differently! We had fun listening to your answer to the questions! You look and sound beautiful, as always. Miss you. 🙂

  7. Hahaha!
    That was fun!
    Even though I’ve lived in Illinois since I was 3, I still say some words in a Boston/New England way because my mom is from Boston, and so is my extended family.

    Miss your voice.

    1. I was so surprised – I thought you and Britt would have similar accents but not at all, it was so interesting hearing you speak for the first time! I miss you!!

  8. ohhhhhh em this made me miss you even more!!! you should v-log more often, loved this. and i know what a pill bug is lol!

  9. good lord, you’re adorable!

    i actually laughed out loud when you said “ummm, i’d call that a bloody nice day in england!”. you’re the best. we barely pronounce anything the same- so it might be fun to do a vlog myself. i’m so awfully awkward on camera though. eep!

  10. I could listen to you say “caramel” and “probably” all day. You are so blissfully adorable – thanks for sharing!

  11. how CUTE are you!!! it was so much fun to hear your voice and cute british accent 🙂 my favorite word: theatre. reminded me of that song in the movie “white christmas”. i think that’s where the song’s from. i loved this post 🙂

  12. I love your accent!!! You need to vlog more often because I love seeing you this way! 🙂 Our answers would be way, way different so it was interesting to hear! Also, I love the way you say “Spitting image”. 🙂 LOVE THIS!

  13. you’re adorable and your hair is fine! i love the queen’s english 😉 i’m definitely going to have to do this tonight. you’re the 3rd person in my blogroll to do it. every time i see a new video, i answer the questions in my head hahaha

    now go get those glasses :p 😉

  14. i love this!! i’m so doing it when i get home tonight. yours was especially fun to watch because (silly me) i didn’t even realize you’re from england, so needless to say, most of your answers are very different from mine! you’re totally adorable :]


  15. I absolutely love this. I’m also a big fan of seeing the faces and voices behind the blog, so this was lovely. You are so cute! 🙂 I saw this meme around a few other places and I think I’m going to sit down and record mine sometime this week.

  16. This would be fun to do, I think, since I grew up in California and now live in Colorado–two places that don’t have much of an identifiable accent. I don’t know if there’s an “expiration date” on meme’s so I may or may not end up giving this a shot. Plus, I don’t really “vlog,” so … the odds are against it! But your accent is fantastic, and it was definitely fun to watch 🙂

  17. Oh my goodness, I love this! Your accent is awesome! I might just have to make my own video, although I don’t say things nearly as lovely as you do!

  18. oh my goodness, I can’t believe no one defended toilet papering someone’s house!! We call it “TP’ing” and it’s so hilarious to do 🙂 We did it all the time in high school to our friends houses and then they’d get revenge. A never ending cycle. It was so funny to drive past someone’s house to see that they got TP’d! Good memories 🙂

  19. Love the accent! I’ve been meaning to do this one, but I’ve been so busy. It’s interesting to see the different answers, even amongst people from the same countries. 🙂

  20. Oh my god, how adorable are you!! I was very curious to hear whether you had retained your English accent, and you have! 🙂

    You made me laugh when you said “bloody nice day in England” haha I am at work listening on earphones and positively CACKED myself!

    Haha I might do this when I get my new laptop and no longer have to blog from work 🙂 although I think my Australian accent would offend rather than be as nice as your accent.

  21. I really enjoyed this vlog post Emily! Very interesting and fun! I’ve made only ONE video post on Facebook which I later regretted posting because I was teased about it by some friends,…and others maybe thought is was arrogant or cocky, LOL, which it wasn’t, they just don’t know the real ME! I was so nervous, and felt so vulnerable to do that, so it was a huge step outside of my comfort zone. My initial motivation was to maybe inspire with it,…I was sharing my bodybuilding success after a few months. I commend you for having the courage to make this vlog while feeling awkward, great job! It made me laugh (when you laughed) as well, so thanks! I love your accent by the way! If I had a blog, I would have tried this as well.

  22. you’re so endearing to watch! you should be a kids show host or something and the squinting is hilarious coz it reminds me of me!! i have glasses to which i stubbornly (or stupidly, rather) refuse to wear but i’m trying to get into the habit more. i realise this squinting business can’t bode well for keeping wrinkles at bay.

    anyhoo! LOVE your accent. i really wish i had yours instead of mine.

  23. that is pretty great. maybe i’ll have to try to figure out how to do a video on my laptop and do this myself, but we’ll see. i usually don’t ever get around to doing stuff like this even though i think it would be fun.

    i definitely agree with seeing faces and hearing voices of the people you read. it’s cool because then i can actually visualize the person reading their own post to me, which i think is really fun. it brings even more personality to blogs and blogging.

  24. oh my god I saw you!!! The luxuries of being in America: Youtube! I have to go back now and watch all the videos I couldn’t see before.

    Emily, your presence in person is just as lovely as your presence in the blog-o world. It’s funny how when I write this, I’m thinking about speaking it in a British accent. Oh my.

    By the way, the word “pecan”: it’s peh-CAHN, not PEE-can. A pee-can is what you pee in. A pecan farmer taught me that!

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