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I'm home from work today feeling sickly, and in my boredom and desire to escape what will surely be a long day of denting my couch, I came across this video meme.  I think the purpose is to demonstrate how you pronounce certain words, and what words you use to describe things.  I've seen this one before, but found it again recently and thought I'd post my take on it.  I think I came out a little stiff, but I'm blaming that on the fact that I had to keep two screens open so I could read the words while I was recording.    

I hope you post your own version(s).
(Upon review, I realized my mic is really awful.  It sounds like I'm speaking into a tin can, which would probably be an improvement.  I typed in my short answer to each question in case you can't hear it on the video.)

Say these 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

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?
A pill bug
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?
Daddy longlegs
What do you call your grandparents?
Gram, Grumpa
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
Grocery cart
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
A flippie


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 11th, 2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?

sun shower.
Jan. 11th, 2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
Those happen so rarely here, I'll never remember there's actually a word for them.
Jan. 11th, 2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
Jan. 11th, 2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
What do you do when you finish reading Matt's latest post?

- get a bowl of ice cream.
Jan. 11th, 2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
Now you're talking!
Jan. 12th, 2012 06:25 pm (UTC)
I think you're so stinkin cute.
Jan. 13th, 2012 01:50 am (UTC)
Oh you!
Jan. 13th, 2012 06:43 am (UTC)
We're within a couple years of the same age, and were both born and raised in the same town, but there were quite a few words and phrases that I'd have said or answered different! But I'm with you on the rain thing, I didn't know there was a special name for rain that happened when the sun was shining. In my family, if we see it happening we always just quote the saying "rain while the sun shines, rain tomorrow".

Hope you're feeling better today! Have some ice cream, that always helps. :-)
Jan. 21st, 2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
This is a great post! And your eyes - so blue! *swoon*

I love how you say syrup :)
Jan. 21st, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
How do you pronounce syrup?
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