Accents and How We Speak

We know we all have accents, but does the way you talk fit in with the stereotypical dialect in your area? I know mine does. I’m southern through and through, and yes I’ve got the accent to prove it. Some of you have heard me on a few videos I’ve done, and I’m not denying that accent by any means. I’m proud of it because it makes me who I am.

Then again sometimes people are too quick to judge us just by our accent. There are those people out there who hear my accent and automatically assume I must be dumb as dirt just because I’ve got a thick southern accent. It just gives me an opportunity to prove them wrong.

Does your accent show through on your blog? Do you write the way you speak? Plenty of people could probably note that I’ve got a southern accent just because I do use certain words or lingo that are considered a “southern thing”, but I do try my best to stay away from saying things like “down yonder” all the time!

The quiz I just took the What American Accent Do You Have? quiz, and my southern accent shone through.

What American accent do you have?

Your Result: The South

 

 

That’s a Southern accent you’ve got there. You may love it, you may hate it, you may swear you don’t have it, but whatever the case, we can hear it.

The Midland

 

 

Philadelphia

 

 

The Inland North

 

 

The Northeast

 

 

The West

 

 

North Central

 

 

Boston

 

 

What American accent do you have?
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What kind of accent do you have?

Things You Might Not Know

I just got tagged by Joana and Kat for a meme, so it’s time I get on with it before I forget!

Here’s how you play: Once you’ve been tagged you have to write a blog with 10 weird, random facts, habits, or goals about yourself– at the end choose 5 people to be tagged. Don’t forget to leave them a comment saying (You’re It!) and to go read your blog. You cannot tag the person that tagged you.

Hmmm, so 10 things huh? Oh boy…what have I not already told you?

1. I loved growing up on a farm, and secretly I was really sad when my Grandpa decided to sell all his cows. I actually enjoyed looking out my kitchen window to see them out there every morning.

2. I don’t collect anime like Joana does, but I have a secret collection of cds. No, I won’t tell you who the band is because you’d definitely laugh!

3. For once in my life I have some really close female friends. I just don’t get along very well with other girls, so I don’t keep the female friends around for long.

4. I can’t stand the fact that all my guy friends seem to think I should have droves of single female friends around to hook them up with.

5. I’m seriously not happy with the fact that I think Kat sent her bitchy snowbirds up here! They’re pouring in like crazy right now driving 10mph everywhere they go.

6. I drink at least 2 gallons of tea a day. I can’t stand to not have a drink with me at all times.

7. I wish I could go somewhere and have a full makeover…hair, clothes, makeup, everything. I think it would really help me feel a lot better about myself.

8. Sometimes I still wish I were single, but I look at my husband and remember how much I would have missed without him.

9. I get this gut feeling when I meet people, and I can tell you in about 30 seconds if I think you’re shifty or not. I refuse to waste my time with fake or shady people.

10. I really don’t know who to tag this time.

Ok so who do I tag? Well I pick Lisa, Anna, Sam, Kim, and Shirley.  Now you girls know you don’t have to do this, but if you do I’d appreciate a comment back here so we can all see your answers!

A Book Meme

My wonderful friend Anna just tagged me for a meme. This one is definitely different because it’s a book meme, and it’s not asking you a bunch of questions. It actually requires you to do something!

The Rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

Here we go….

The Book- Seven Up by Janet Evanovich

Page 123 Fifth Sentence-His hair was cut very short.

Next Three Sentences- I was used to seeing him in SWAT dress with long hair, and I hadn’t immediately recognized him. I guess that was the point. “Are you in disguise?” I asked.

5 people to be tagged:
1. Lisa
2. Breezie
3. Samantha This one’s right up your alley Sam!
4. Shirley
5. Lisa #2

so, what are you guys reading?