On this week’s podcast, Josh and Conor insisted I am occasionally betrayed by a Philadelphia accent, try as I might to conceal it. Paranoid as I am, I listened to several Philadelphia and Mid-Atlantic accent videos and could not recognize myself in them. I have decided to try the Tumblr accent challenge. Feel free to try it yourself and upload the results.
It goes like this:
Where are you from?
Pronounce the following words: Aunt roof route theatre iron salmon caramel fire water new Orleans pecan both again probably Alabama lawyer coupon mayonnaise pajamas caught naturally aluminum tumblr cracker jack doorknob envelope polka dots papaya pent-house subtext smile
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What is the bug that when you touch it curls into a ball?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption which you carry your groceries in at the supermarket?
What is the thing you change the tv channel with?
Choose a book and read a passage from it.
Would you be a wizard or a vampire?
Do you think you have an accent?
End audio post by saying any three words you want.
What Shakespeare really sounded like – linguists reconstruct a 400-year-old accent to remarkable results. For some Shakespearean reimaginings of a completely different nature, see Hamlet as a choose-your-own-adventure novel and if Shakespeare had written Star Wars.
THIS IS FASCINATING
I really want these two to solve mysteries on camera, and for that footage to then be edited and aired on television each week.
Video Games vs Real Life by Aled Lewis
Recently I was able to see Wreck It Ralph, which is a really good film by the way, and this delightful little series reminded me of it straight away. I’ve been a fan of Aled’s work for a long time and I’d seen this series when he first started it I guess, but I just forgot how much I love it. I can not recommend checking out his tumblr enough, his work is so good and his Toy Stories series is still a favourite of mine.
I just want to roll around in DESTINY making happy dog noises.