At long last…the dialect vlog I intended to post over a week ago!
I am absolutely in love with the idea behind the dialect vlog. When I read a blog, I create a “voice” for the blogger in my head: what I think they sound like based on their writing. I think it’s so cool to hear their voice and see how it sounds compared to the voice I’ve created for them.
My “script” is below the video.
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?
As promised, here are a few word pronunciations and phrases that are pretty Chicago specific.
Root, roof, Roosevelt, Chicago, sausage
Highways or Interstates are called tollways or expressways.
Bratwursts are brats
Food goes in the fridge not the refrigerator.
Fronch room is a living room, generally in the front of the house. I’m pretty sure this is specific to the south side of Chicago. This is one I don’t actually use. My mom didn’t grow up on the south side so she always called it the living room and so do I, but a lot of my friends do.
**Wikipedia confirms my comment about the Midwestern accent.