I can’t even justly describe how crazy last night was here in Chicago! We had everything from 50-60 mph winds to “thundersnow,” which means exactly what you’d think it does – thunder and lightning when all you can see out your window is a blur of white flakes.
After seeing plenty of my fellow bloggers give it a go, I decided to try it out myself and take the usual cheesiness of my blog writing and put it into video form. You can thank me later.
Here goes nothing (P.S. I’m changing the auto-pic from YouTube so I don’t look half asleep):
Want to join in? Create your own video and start by introducing where you’re from and who your “accent influencers” are. Then pronounce the following: 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.
And 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?
So let me have it. Could you tell I am from Minnesota?
Oh yeah, you betcha.
At least I don’t say, “Chi-kah-goh.” Not yet, anyway.