Thursday, March 3, 2011

HEY Y'ALL (dialect vlog)

*I do not say "hey y'all" in this video. I am not from the south, much as I may want to be.*

This vlog was inspired by my friend Natalie over at Mommy Boots, who also did one of these vlogs. I think they're fun, so here's mine. See below the video for the words, the questions, and a list of other folks who have done this too! If you do one, please leave me a comment with the link and also tell me where you're from; I love to hear how other people pronounce things.

I noticed one error when I watched this after recording it; when talking about what I called my grandparents, instead of saying "my mother's parents / father's parents" or "my maternal grandparents / paternal grandparents", I TOTALLY referred to them as "my mother's grandparents" and "my father's grandparents". I really WAS talking about THEIR parents, MY grandparents. Durrr. Sorry. LOL.

Here is the list of words, and also the list of questions :

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
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?

Other people that have posted a dialect video:

Mommy Boots (from Chicago, now living in Chattanooga)
Ashley Getting Dressed (from a rural area about an hour north of St. Louis, Missouri)
Pickles & Paisleys (from Charleston, SC)
She's Mommafied (grew up in Boston, now lives in New Hampshire)
Bravo Charlie Sierra (from Pittsburgh, PA)
Sara Kaisenberg (moved to Texas when she was four, but learned to talk in New York)

And just for fun, here's a dialect video my husband and I made TWO YEARS AGO, together, with a different list of words! (He's from Miami, FL; I'm from Chicago, IL; we're both living in Chicagoland at the moment.)


  1. This was fun. I think the regional terms for things is all but going away. We only had a couple of differences there.

    Also, I notice it says MommyBoots is currently in Chattanooga? I'm thinking we must know a lot of the same people. It is a kind of a biggish small town. Degrees of separation. Some other brink of insightful but just rambling jibe.

    Happy Wednesday!

  2. LOL. Tell OJ the halo doesn't necessarily mean he's right....

  3. Thanks for sharing! I love how honest you are about not watching other people's blogs hahah. I have to say that I tend to do the same!

    And I can't really say I have a southern accent. It's only a few select things...I think. Who knows?

    Also, my last name is Aisenberg. :]

  4. lol I'm the SAME way with videos! But I like these! I just did mine and linked to you!

  5. Woop! I added a link to yours on my main entry! Yay!

  6. Hi! joined in the fun too!

    I have never heard it called "V-Log" but that makes sense :)
    Yay! You say ROUTE the correct way. who says Root? that made me laugh. And thank you for saying Crayon correctly, I know ppl that say "Crown" and that is not it! LOL!!
    So fun, I love this

    Yeah, you call it Pop....funny
    We don't call them gym shoes here. but that's just here LOL
    LOL at your spider reaction!!
    So much fun, see you around!

  7. I would just like to say that I am also from Chicago but I do not say these things the same way... weird...

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