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Some of my favorite bloggers recently did “accent” vlogs, and I loved hearing their voices!  Since everyone commented on this vlog post that my voice was deeper and different than they expected (I think it’s all the !!! and :) :) in my typing), I thought it would be fun to do it, too!

 

If you wanted to follow along, here is the list of words/questions for The Accent Vlog:  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?

 

I encourage other bloggers to play along!

 

PS – Accent background:  Born and raised in Miami, Florida.  Parents are from Tennessee and Boston.  Married to a Brit.  No idea if that impacts my accent, though!

 

PPS – Rockin’ the No Meat Athlete shirt!

 

PPPS – I did try to be perkier in this vlog. :)

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  • Elizabeth @ The Sweet Life January 28, 2011, 6:02 pm

    This is so fun!!!! It gives such insight to hear someone’s voice. Thanks for the glimpse!

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  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) January 28, 2011, 6:02 pm

    It’s like meeting a blogger in person and realizing they are exactly like you expected yet taller/shorter/louder/quieter etc.

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  • Camels & Chocolate January 28, 2011, 6:05 pm

    Oh my gosh, your voice IS deeper than I would expect! Also, even though I know you grew up in Miami, I always expect you to have a Southern accent living in NC–but you totally sound like you’re from the North! Or maybe California, which is pretty accent-less.

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  • Amanda (Eating Up) January 28, 2011, 6:09 pm

    I loved this!

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  • Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story January 28, 2011, 6:10 pm

    This is awesome! I want to do it, I think I will! :)

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  • Stephanie January 28, 2011, 6:10 pm

    I just get the impression you’re a lot more hilarious in person than you seem on your blog (not that you don’t seem funny…but that *holler* had me laughing)

    Love this!

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  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 28, 2011, 6:11 pm

    I love hearing your voice… does that sound weird? I had a speech impediment when I was a kid that still manifests itself sometimes- everyone thought I sounded British!

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  • Emily January 28, 2011, 6:12 pm

    Ha! I love it! I say basically all those words the same as you, and I’m from St Louis. The only differences are aunt (I say ‘ant’), New Orleans (I say New “Orlins”)Syrup (I say “sirrup”) and pajamas (I say “pajeahhmas”)

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  • Blog is the New Black January 28, 2011, 6:12 pm

    Hahaha, you do sound different than I imagined!!! :)

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  • Katy (The Singing Runner) January 28, 2011, 6:13 pm

    Haha! I love it! I’m going to do this on my blog tonight! :D

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  • Alex @ Healing Beauty January 28, 2011, 6:13 pm

    What a cute concept! I love the t-shirt by the way!

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  • Angela (The Lady Loves to Eat) January 28, 2011, 6:21 pm

    Love this! I say just about everything the same as you except for carmel. I also call soda, pop. I think pop may be a west coast thing.

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    • Pattie January 28, 2011, 6:36 pm

      Pop is also a MidWest thing. Here in Chicago I grew up calling it pop. When my friends & I went away to college is when we all found out that not everyone calls it pop.

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      • Michelle... January 28, 2011, 10:03 pm

        they say it in Western New York as well ( I always say WNY is part of the midwest, but no one believes me! PROOF!!!)

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        • Rebecca January 31, 2011, 11:03 am

          It’s Coke in a lot of southern states… “You want a coke?” “Sure!” “What kind?” “…A Coke.” That always seemed weird to me. =\
          I’m from the MidWest, and my youth pastor (born and raised in MN) sometimes says “sodapop.” Like, “soda” and “pop” combined into one word. It’s very entertaning. :) I just call it pop.
          They should’ve had “almond” on that list. My dad is from CA and pronounces it “amond.” Like, “am” as in “Am I…” (or Sam I Am, haha.) It’s strange. He’s the only person I know who pronounces it that way!

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        • Jen February 3, 2011, 7:04 pm

          As a transplanted Masshole in Buffalo, I *totally* agree! Of course, I grew up thinking anything west of Worcester was “out west” haha.

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    • Julie (A Case of the Runs) January 28, 2011, 9:17 pm

      I’m from CA — I call it soda…

      I say “COO-pon”, ha ha!

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    • Eliza January 29, 2011, 1:29 pm

      in australia, is is ‘soft drink’

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  • Shari January 28, 2011, 6:21 pm

    Such a fun idea — and I happen to think you are very perky and enthusiastic! :)

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  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun January 28, 2011, 6:22 pm

    I have wanted to do that same little vlog. So much fun!

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  • BenDoesLife January 28, 2011, 6:22 pm

    It’s clearly pronounced CAR-MULL, weirdo.

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  • Little Bookworm January 28, 2011, 6:22 pm

    Great post idea! Really interesting to hear different accents (and the different words people use for things!)

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  • Lauren January 28, 2011, 6:23 pm

    Ha ha I loved the “Holler!” part!

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  • G January 28, 2011, 6:24 pm

    So funny – I’m a bilingual canadian (french-english) and my pronounciations are VERY different than yours!
    I also never knew there was an expression for putting toilet paper on somebody’s house and have never ever heard of a “rolly-poly”. I majored in Linguistics for my bachelor’s degree so I have been absolutely loving all of these posts!

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  • C. January 28, 2011, 6:25 pm

    fun idea!

    it would interesting to hear your husband do it!! got a love a guy with a British accent!

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  • Tania Engels January 28, 2011, 6:26 pm

    I really liked this. And I would definitely agree that your voice is deeper than I anticipated. Cute post!

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  • Freya January 28, 2011, 6:26 pm

    That’s an awesome video! You said about three words in SUCH an english accent, and then 90% of everything else you said differently to me :p love it!

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  • Cynthia (It All Changes) January 28, 2011, 6:29 pm

    This was cute. I’ll have to try it. No one ever expects me to sound like I do.

    I will admit when I heard you talk on TODAY I was very shocked.

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  • Melanie @ Jon and Melie January 28, 2011, 6:30 pm

    You are too cute! Thanks for posting a vlog!

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  • mindy @ just a one girl revolution. January 28, 2011, 6:33 pm

    I’ve had this on my “to do” list for a few days. Now that my sinus congestion is cleared up, I’ll probably do it this weekend!

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  • Sarah @ The Strength of Faith January 28, 2011, 6:33 pm

    I think The Husband should do an accent vlog! I always try to picture a British accent when you talk about him and I can’t!

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    • Christie January 28, 2011, 7:00 pm

      That would be so cool!

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      • *Andrea* January 28, 2011, 8:30 pm

        agreed!!

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        • Kaz January 28, 2011, 8:33 pm

          I agree! I would love to hear his accent. :)

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    • Caitlin January 28, 2011, 10:59 pm

      I will ask him to do it tomorrow!

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      • Carin January 28, 2011, 11:23 pm

        Yes please – it’d be so cool to see how much of a British accent is still there, and how posh he sounds! I reckon he’s pretty posh… more Maggie Thatcher/ James Bond than Wayne Rooney!

        I’m a Brit (Pom) too, hanging on to the accent despite living in New Zealand, but I’m not posh!

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  • suki January 28, 2011, 6:33 pm

    great vid! :) your voice IS deeper than one would expect, but i think i met you in person before i read your blog (HLS) or maybe i watched a clip of you online talking about Operation Beautiful.

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  • Caroline January 28, 2011, 6:34 pm

    Fun! I grew up in Atlanta, my parents are both from Rome, GA. There were actually several words that we pronounce differently, but only a couple of our “answers” were different. I was surprised so many were the same!

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  • Tricia January 28, 2011, 6:40 pm

    This would be so hard for me to do!!! Especially on the question part because it it such a regional thing and I use multiple words. I was born in California, grew up in Chicago-land area, moved to eastern Tennessee, and went to school in Georgia for a year and a half. Not to mention my sister is fluent in Spanish so the words are all jumbled together. Would hate to know what my vocab would be like if I talked to my family in New Jersey! However for some reason I actually had most of the same pronunciations.

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  • Olivia January 28, 2011, 6:40 pm

    Hahahahaha I love this!! I never thought of how many weird words there are:) You know what is so funny; every time I hear a VLOG I almost always think their voice is way higher then expected! I guess you’re just the opposite:) not a bad thing though!

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  • Emma Harold January 28, 2011, 6:42 pm

    So cute! I thought you pronounced “aunt” in a very English way. :)

    Also, I am already Addicted to One Twenty Five’s blog. Thanks for the link!

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  • Heather January 28, 2011, 6:57 pm

    too funny! I am so going to have to do this. I am so southern/country with a splash of cajun. Should be interesting.

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  • haya January 28, 2011, 6:58 pm

    i absolutely love these. accents and pronunciations fascinate me! you sound so southern.

    i find that if i spend a substantial amount of time around someone, i am very apt to pick up things that they say, so i wouldn’t doubt that your husband may have rubbed off on you. my first grade teacher was from new zealand, and by the end of the year, i was a funny sounding kid!

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  • erica January 28, 2011, 7:02 pm

    so fun! i might do this !

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  • Marnie January 28, 2011, 7:04 pm

    Hey Caitlin,
    I have a question re: the “one-twenty-five” blog. When you linked to it a couple weeks ago I checked it out and found it to encompass a lot of fat talk and an ‘everything will be better when I’m skinny’ attitude. Just wondering if I’m missing something and what it is that attracts you to that blog? Maybe I just didn’t snoop around enough? It just strikes me as the complete opposite of what you are trying to accomplish with HTP and OB. I’m not bashing that blogger…just looking for your thoughts!
    Thanks,
    Marnie

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    • Caitlin January 28, 2011, 8:22 pm

      I like her blog because she’s honest, truthfully. I think it takes a
      lot if guts to say a lot of the things she admits to thinking. I think E knows she’s a work in progress, mentally and (bc she’s on a weight loss journey) physically. I don’t mind reading
      blogs in which people admit to not being 100% with
      themselves.. I know it bothers some people and I can see why.

      Also, she’s funny! Hehehe

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      • Marnie January 28, 2011, 8:51 pm

        Good points!

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        • E (from One Twenty Five) January 29, 2011, 5:06 pm

          Hi Marnie (and Caitlin)

          Oh gosh, I don’t know what to say, as I completely see Marnie’s point and have been waiting for someone to mention this publicly. (I’ve actually also been meaning to make a post about this, but haven’t got around to it yet (but coming soon!)). I 110% support “healthy living” and WISH (WISH!) I was there right now in my life, but obviously I’m a fair ways away, and my blog/story is about finding it.

          All the weight I’ve lost, I’ve done through ‘healthy living’ with lots of fresh food and lots of running (two marathons later…), I do truly believe life is better when one isn’t carrying around 75+ extra pounds (health and life wise, it really is the reality of the situation), but I also definitely do not think ‘EVERYTHING will be better once I’m skinny.” I fully support loving one’s self at any size, and although I do write about “I want to be skinny,” I also often write about accepting the person I am, and being content with how I look. I’m a work in progress, and something tells me I’m not alone in the journey. OB is one of the best (seriously, the best!) things I’ve see on this fabulous Internet of ours, and I more than support it, because if someone can look in the mirror and truly believe they are beautiful… oh what a fabulous thing that is!

          I was a 5’4,” 22 year old, female sitting at 203 pounds, that’s incredibly unhealthy on my small frame, and although shallow reasons prompted me start the process of becoming a “healthy living” person, it has resulted in all sorts of awesome things for my bod-ay and life. It’s the truth.

          I have my head on my shoulders, and strongly stand firm behind losing weight (for those who need to) the healthiest way possible, I have never encouraged unhealthy eating ways, and never (ever! ever!). Marnie, I hope this slightly answers some of your questions. And Caitlin, thank you for your kind words in the link, and response.

          I realize this is a very touchy topic, and as the days pass (I’ve already received a couple emails today!!) I fully anticipate my blog going under a little fire for my different thoughts, which I believe is the reality of the situation, but I’m living, and learning, and the ultimate goal really is to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

          xo E

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        • E (from One Twenty Five) January 29, 2011, 5:07 pm

          ps. HOLY ESSAY! I sooooo did not intend for that to happen! :)

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        • Marnie January 29, 2011, 9:25 pm

          Totally understand what you’re saying E! I think a lot of blog readers are in a similar stage of life as you are, but are encouraged to read blogs like Caitlin’s and others that have reached that so called ‘balanced lifestyle’. It is refreshing to read some of your posts because they epitomize what I might consider the realities of weight loss. Some days you (you = general public) love yourself for everything you’ve accomplished (weight-related and otherwise) but some days all you can notice is how far you still have to go. I’m at a healthy weight and fully encourage the self love movement, but often wonder what it’s like for someone trying to lose weight reading HTP etc (I’d say others but don’t want to get knocked for bringing other blogs into the convo!) because they don’t identify with the writer’s perspective.

          Thanks for allowing such a convo to happen, Caitlin and E. Caitlin, I know you strive to allow discussion to happen in your comment section and I really appreciate that about your blog. HTP has been invaluable to me and these are just some of my random thoughts! All love here :)

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        • Caitlin January 30, 2011, 10:58 am

          Thank you Marnie :)

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  • Jill Will Run January 28, 2011, 7:15 pm Reply
  • Camille January 28, 2011, 7:20 pm

    That’s adorable! I am so going to do this tomorrow!

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  • Marci January 28, 2011, 7:22 pm

    Cute but I want to hear your husband do it! I’ve been wondering about his accent. My accent becomes thicker when I’m in the Real South, like Alabama.

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  • jen @ taste life January 28, 2011, 7:25 pm

    That was so fun! You definitely sound like you come from an accent-less place to me. We say most things the same, with just a couple of exceptions, and I am from Connecticut. Never heard of a roly poly, though!

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  • Kris January 28, 2011, 7:48 pm

    I wasn’t surprised by your voice after seeing you on the Today Show. My voice is similar and I always get comments that I have no accent. Grew up in MN, have lived most of adult life in Virginia and Florida, DH is from Mooresville, NC but w/ no accent although my MIL has a crazy western NC accent.

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  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 28, 2011, 7:51 pm

    I loved hearing your voice and altho i had heard you on TV before on the Today show, always love things like this :)

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  • Lee January 28, 2011, 8:03 pm

    I’m totally going to do this. My voice is really weird, at least I think so.

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  • Shayla January 28, 2011, 8:04 pm

    Very cute and you were perky! It’s cute to see your personality shine through!

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  • Sarah January 28, 2011, 8:11 pm

    Hearing you and seeing you together you remind me so much of my friend Nicole!

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  • Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) January 28, 2011, 8:11 pm

    Haha! You do have a deeper voice than one would imagine! I think I’m a total southern. Half of my answers to those things involved countryfied sayings ;)

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  • Kim @ girlevolving January 28, 2011, 8:11 pm

    I hadn’t seen this yet, but I loved it. They should have thrown “pillow” in there, too – I can’t stand when people say “pellow.”

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    • Caitlin January 28, 2011, 8:33 pm

      Pellow?!?!?

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      • Errign January 28, 2011, 9:11 pm

        I had a friend who said “pellow” – drove.me.crazy.

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      • Kim @ girlevolving January 29, 2011, 7:51 am

        Yes and MELK instead of milk!

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        • Rebecca January 31, 2011, 11:08 am

          GAH! I work with a group of Freshman girls on Sunday nights and one of our girls is originally from Missouri. We talk about accents sometimes. She HATES when people pronounce it “melk” (I have to remind myself of the spelling before I say it!). She also thinks that some of us pronounce “bag” like “beg” which I’d never noticed before.
          And we’re in Minnesota, so we’ve got the long “o” sound. When I force the o, she hates me. Haha!

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        • Monica February 1, 2011, 2:43 am

          I can’t stand when people say egg like ay-gg.

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  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances January 28, 2011, 8:13 pm

    I love how you say caramel and New Orleans because I say them the same way and not many people do (at least, not many people that I know!). I also loved how you said FIRE because it sounded a little southern! BALLER! :)

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  • Marie-JourneytoBodyZen January 28, 2011, 8:16 pm

    great fun post! i love hearing the voices of other bloggers! i have some weird southern/new england mix ;)

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  • Lindsey January 28, 2011, 8:19 pm

    Hi Caitlin! This is my first time EVER commenting on a blog! I love that you say caramel… I work in a coffee shop and everybody makes fun of me for saying it like that :)

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  • Nicole (I have trouble with forward motion) January 28, 2011, 8:19 pm

    I definitely had to listen to this to see what was up. You sound like how I sound to myself in my head, LOL. I actually have to do some voice recordings for some work presentations that will be posted on our intraweb. Can’t wait…my recorded voice sounds so strange to me because it’s NOTHING like what’s in my head.

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  • Maren January 28, 2011, 8:26 pm

    haha I love it Caitlin! I say Aunt the same way you do, but I definitely pronounce caramel like carmle, not even like carMEL. Make sense?! haha probably not :) You should do more vlogs, they’re fun!

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  • *Andrea* January 28, 2011, 8:28 pm

    i definitely hear the southern!!! you’re too cute! i didn’t know you had parents from boston!! (i live there)

    do more vlogs!!! por favor :)

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  • Amber K January 28, 2011, 8:35 pm

    car-uh-mull there’s no E after the R so it’s not CARE-uh-mul. And it’s called pop. ;) I think those are the only places we differ. Oh except I say “aunt” like “ant.”

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  • Melissa @ TryingToHeal January 28, 2011, 8:39 pm

    hhehehehehe… this is an awesome post! i love the way people pronounce things differently! like my cousins in maryland…i think they say water and toilet wrong…ahhahaha!

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  • Jenna H January 28, 2011, 8:51 pm

    this was awesome! even though florida is in the south, it is A LOT different than how we talk in Texas. EVERYONE (including me) says: y’all, ANY kind of soda is always “coke”, as in: Q: what kind of coke do you want? A: Dr. Pepper. and New Orleans is “New Orluns” and Caramel is “Car-mul”. Haha.

    PS-And it’s not remote, it’s the “clicker”! ;)

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  • Marnie January 28, 2011, 8:52 pm

    milk should be on there too! i know people who pronounce it ‘melk’ hehe

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  • Jenna @Eating Green, Staying Lean January 28, 2011, 9:03 pm

    Hahah…I just like that you said “holla”!

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  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 28, 2011, 9:03 pm

    Love this!! I’ve seen this a few times and keep meaning to put one up. :)

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  • steph January 28, 2011, 9:24 pm

    hahaha you’re adorable !! hollerrrrrrr

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  • Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) January 28, 2011, 9:35 pm

    This is so cute! I say everything just about the same way you do. :D It’s not carmel!

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  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans January 28, 2011, 9:58 pm

    I want to do this!!

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  • Rika January 28, 2011, 9:59 pm

    Hehe I was one of those who thought you voice was really deep and different from I imagined! I imagined your voice to be perkier/high pitch, but I like your voice! I think it’s sex-ay ;D

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    • Caitlin January 28, 2011, 10:58 pm

      hehe thanks!

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  • Michelle... January 28, 2011, 10:02 pm

    I get made fun of all the time for saying “crayon” like “cran”. Another word I think should be added is “elementary”. I grew up with everyone around me dropping the last syllable (“elementry”), and then went to college and all my friends from the upper part of NY pronounced it!

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  • Kath January 28, 2011, 10:43 pm

    That was awesome!!! You pronounced those words differently than I do! I might do one too :)

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  • Trish January 28, 2011, 10:44 pm

    I’m from Boston – so I do have an accent. However, since I studied communications in college, I was required to take ‘voice and articulation’ a.k.a. we’re going to get rid of your Boston accent (and yes, it was a Boston area college). So now I can speak “normal” when I want to – just in case I ever wanted to be a newscaster or something (I’m a writer so I actually don’t have to talk all that much!).

    Of course, give me a few drinks and then all bets are off on what will come out of my mouth.

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    • Caitlin January 28, 2011, 10:57 pm

      My mom has the same story but about being un-southernized!

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    • tracey January 31, 2011, 8:31 pm

      @ Trish

      V & A at Emerson college??? Ahhh…memories! They had a field day with my R.I. accent.

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  • Anna January 28, 2011, 10:45 pm

    this made me laugh. in a good way.
    i am german, have lived in england for a the past 4 years and i guess i have a pretty english accent. at least thats what ive been told. might have to do a video.

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  • Dee January 28, 2011, 10:48 pm

    love this! what a great idea! :)

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  • Tracy @ Commit To Fit January 28, 2011, 11:06 pm

    I do hear a hint of the south in that accent. I have seen a few of them now…I think I may do one :)

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  • Allison @ Happy Tales January 28, 2011, 11:28 pm

    Ahhhh this is so fun! I’ve seen this going around… I think I may do it!

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  • Sara (Miles and Manhattan) January 28, 2011, 11:53 pm

    ahh the way you say “and” was so surprising to me!! i don’t know why. hilarious!! if i did this people would keel over (all four of my readers that is ;) )
    xoxo
    s

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  • Rachel @ Fit Fun and Fabulous January 28, 2011, 11:58 pm

    Can you hear your husband’s accent anymore? My fiance is from West Texas and he used to have the BIGGEST (and sexiest) accent to me. And now I’m so used to it that I don’t even notice it anymore! It is sad. I love accents.

    You DID sound “perkier” on this vlog than other times I’ve heard you speak (on the news or whatever).

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    • Caitlin January 29, 2011, 8:43 am

      Hahah not really, now it just sounds like how he talks.

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  • Mandy January 29, 2011, 12:02 am

    Ha, if I did this you’d barely be able to understand my New Zealand accent. When I was in the US I had to repeat virtually everything I said. Someone even asked if I was speaking English. :(

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  • Lindsay@cookveganlover January 29, 2011, 8:09 am

    I decided to participate- was scary to let everyone here me talk but it was also fun!

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  • Amy January 29, 2011, 8:34 am

    omg i imagine you so differently now!

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  • Meredith January 29, 2011, 9:28 am

    we actually pronounce things the same way! as you know, i grew up in miami too and EVERYONE would always ask me where i was from! we don’t sound like most people down there, i guess :) especially when i worked at starbucks and would talk to strangers all day, i would get the question a lot . . . people were always shocked when i said i was from miami, so i started having them guess where i was from. answers i got included: minnesota, new england, canada, and germany (he said i have a distinctly german accent!). now that i’m living in st pete, i don’t get asked anymore :)

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  • Meg January 29, 2011, 9:43 am

    Being born and raised in Pittsburgh, I have noticed in previous video postings that I can detect just am hint of Pittsburgh in your accent, too!

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  • shelley January 29, 2011, 9:54 am

    This is such a fun idea that I had to do one myself :)

    Boy is it wierd watching yourself on video!

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  • Kathie @ Frugal Fit and Fab January 29, 2011, 9:56 am

    oh, how fun!! what a great idea! maybe i’ll do one for the ol’ bloggy later when the DD is put to bed.

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  • Leslie January 29, 2011, 11:05 am

    You sure do wiggle in your chair a lot.

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  • Anna January 29, 2011, 12:17 pm

    In a lot of the south, we say “Do you want a coke?” To which the person responds “Yeah, I’ll have Dr. Pepper.” (Or whatever your “flavor” may be.) None of this soda/pop business. :)

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  • Eliza January 29, 2011, 1:40 pm

    In Australia- bubbly drink = soft drink, gym shoes= sandshoes, wheeled contraption = trolley.
    I definately say aunt like arrrrnt, and caramel like cara mall
    I love your voice!

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  • Sarah (Sarah Learns) January 29, 2011, 3:22 pm

    i just watched sarah’s accent vlog, too! i think these are so fun. :)

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  • Kristen January 29, 2011, 6:06 pm

    Aw, you’re so cute! I definitely “picture” your voice as being higher than that, but it’s still cute! It’s funny – my husband and I are both born + raised in the same city (as are our parents) and we say a lot of those words differently! Our latest discussion is about syrup. I say see-rup, he say sir-rup. Funny, that you don’t have to be from a different city to say things differently!

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  • Jess @ NZ Girl Runs January 29, 2011, 11:29 pm

    Love this idea! I say most of those words differently because of my kiwi accent.

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  • Jenny @ The Healthy Teenager, green tea and yoga, not alcohol and parties January 30, 2011, 2:09 am

    Haha you say things so much different than me. I have a full blown Kiwi accent as I hail from New Zealand.
    Couldn’t be more different!

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  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) January 30, 2011, 5:10 pm

    This is awesome! If I can get over my fear of doing a vlogg I will totally do this!

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  • elaine! January 31, 2011, 1:59 am

    They also should have added ‘almonds’!

    You know what’s funny, I expected you to pronounce a lot of those words differently than you actually do, based on what I thought of your accent in previous videos you posted. I’m not quite sure why??

    Also, I totally say “carmul.” And “pellow” (from a comment above).

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  • Hangry Pants January 31, 2011, 12:33 pm

    I love your quirky accent, and I agree with the others who want Keisien to do this. His accent is the best! And I bet his less serious side will come through, too!

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  • Kailey (SnackFace) January 31, 2011, 5:13 pm

    Ahhh I want to do this so badly now! What a great idea!

    Your voice is definitely lower than I imagined. I like!

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  • Devon @FastFoodie January 31, 2011, 7:19 pm

    You are actually the only blogger who’s voice sounds exactly as I imagined!

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  • steph February 2, 2011, 12:02 pm

    “i say (pause and looks around) HOLLLER”
    LOL

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  • Amy February 6, 2011, 4:08 pm

    I’m not sure who’s blog led me to yours, but I’ve been watching everybody’s accent vlogs! I even did one of my own! You don’t really have an accent, which I think is pretty cool! I couldn’t even begin to tell where you’re from, except for the word “aunt” sounds like a northerner! ;) Anyways, I also wanted to say that Operation Beautiful is awesome! I didn’t realize you were the founder until I clicked on your other link up there. I did several posts during NEDA week last year & mentioned Operation Beautiful! Very cool!!

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    • Caitlin February 6, 2011, 4:49 pm

      Thank you so much amy!

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  • N April 20, 2011, 12:10 am

    I live near a place called Carmel with one “a” and everyone pronounces it Car-mell. I think the name has something to do with the Carmelite nuns.

    Also, here’s another word I haven’t heard on the vlogs yet but should be considered: crawdad vs crayfish. I call it a crayfish, but my friend from TX insists its a crawdad. I’ve also heard crawfish, but never craydad.

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  • Katherina @ Zephyr Runs June 14, 2011, 3:13 pm

    I’ve never heard of a sun shower and I live in Florida. WEIRD. Cute accent vlog! Caramel is pronounced the way you said it, the other way is spelled CARMEL, like the middle school I went to in Charlotte haha. That’s one of the few pronunciations that drives me nuts!

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  • Anna October 2, 2011, 2:20 pm

    I know I’m totally late, but I’ve finally made one as well.

    http://linguaphileme.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/accent-vlog/

    Crazy accent of a native German, currently living in French-speaking Belgium that has spent the past 4 years in the UK.

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