I wanna play! Dialect Blog Hop! Mom Spotted in Massachusetts!

So I discovered this fun Blog Hop over at Mama Dweeb all about dialect around the states and how we all talk differently. I had so much fun checking out others that participated that I had to jump in.

I apologize now that I am a mess. I have no make up on and the bags under my eyes show the fact I watched ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ last night not knowing it was almost 3 hours long and started it at 1:30am and had to be up at 6. It also shows my psoriasis that is usually covered by makeup. My eyes are two different colors, yes, I know this lol.

Once you get over how hideous I look I’d love for you to participate!

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?

What do you think? About my talking, not my looks haha!

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  1. nan says

    i know we live close to each other…so that may explain why i talk just like you…except for again

  2. Jennifer says

    I am feeling real country right now.

  3. I am so glad you linked up!!
    I cracked up when you said “pock the caw in the Boston Hawbuh” LOL!! You sounded like Blondie from the boards. Loved it! But you DO say “Ont” instead of “Ant” so there is some boston-ness there 🙂
    oh! And you said “New Orleens” and I just realized that i say “New Orlins” hmmm…..very interesting. I didn’t even know there was a different way to say it.
    A-gain and I say “A-Gin” wow! There really is a different way of talking over on the east coast. I didn’t know you had an accent till I listened to this. I’ve watched your video reviews before and didn’t notice an accent. So it is there, but subtle.

    You are right, I have never heard of cabbage night.

    LOL @ Lollipop! That’s funny, someone else said they got popcorn when they asked for pop. So funny!

    I love that you have portugese grandma and grandpa names. That is wonderful!

    I was shocked that some people down south call carts buggies. I have never heard it called that in person though.

    It was so much fun! Thanks for joining in. And I couldn’t see any bags or psoriosis either….for being so late at night you looked amazing!

    Night lovely!

  4. Kathy says

    We sound very similar, there is just a couple of differences. I did it in my pj’s as well. Love the frame.

  5. Mimi says

    Some people call a roly poly a potato bug. they’re little gray bugs that look like they have armor on them and when you touch them they roll up sort of like an armadillo. As for the shoes, I think I go back and forth with tennis shoe and sneakers. In the moment, I can never remember which one I use. Same thing goes for the word “Route”. I think I could say it your way or the “soft” way. I have no clue what cabbage night is. Is it just a different way of saying Halloween? Do you design cabbage instead of pumpkins?

    And I used my Droid to capture my video. It’s pretty crappy, but all I have. LOL Now it’s waiting to upload to YouTube and keeps saying it’s waiting for WiFi so who knows if I’ll even get it up. =)

    • Jennifer says

      LOL Your questions about cabbage night having my laughing. Not at you but no there is no cabbage involved. Egg and pumpkins. I’m going to have to post about this. lol

  6. Amanda @MommyMandy says

    haha, we say some words differently!

  7. you made me giggle!!

    I said Sneakers 🙂 Tennis Shoes are for the Tennis courts!!

  8. Emilie says

    The only word that really stood out for me was again. But I loved that you had never heard of a roly poly and the only sun shower thing. Because I hadn’t heard of them either!

    And I say “um” a lot too. 🙂

  9. That’s hilarious … I have no clue what you said in that first sentence in the beginning … there were some letters missing or something. lol

    You’ve really never seen a sunshower? They usually happen around sunset around here and a rainbow pops around the same time if the sun is low enough.

    • Intelligence and smipilcity – easy to understand how you think.

  10. Jenny says

    I LOL when you said you didn’t know what a roly poly is! This is such a fun link up!

  11. Annette says

    I’m an “um-mer” too. You don’t sound like you have any kind of accent to me.

    This is a lot of fun! I haven’t blog hopped in forever.


  12. Miss Blondie says

    Okay its wicked funny b/c we come from the same state yet we talk totally different!! I know you’re from western mass and I am just south of Boston but its so funny that we can still sound different.

    • Jennifer says

      But we both say WICKED lol

  13. Tiffany says

    I agree that the l is silent in salmon. Drives me nuts when I hear the l pronounced. Again and Aunt seemed the most different for me. Interesting term for toilet papering too. Loved this vlog 🙂


  14. Frances Kalender says

    I found this to be not only very interesting, but also entertaining 🙂 Sorry I have no way of uploading a video 🙁 I don’t own a cell phone, video camera, and my digital camera went kaput not to long ago. It’s a shame because then you could hear my VERY HEAVY NY accent that I just can’t seem to shake. Went from living throughout NY growing up to PA for 7 yrs and now I am in NC and have been here for almost 4 yrs. People here always say “you’re from NY aren’t you?” … my response to them is “Nope .. I’m from Alabama” … and then they have this shocked look on their face and I laugh lolol.
    Any who here is how I say my words (phonetically spelled of course)

    Aunt = Ant
    Route = Root
    Wash = Wash
    Oil = Oy-ill
    Theater = TheaDer (I pronounce the t more like a d)
    Iron = I – Urn
    Salmon = Sa-mon … I agree that the L is silent 🙂
    Caramel = Car = mel (I drop the 2nd a)
    Fire = Fie -er
    Water = Wader (again my t sounds more like d)
    Sure = Shore
    Data = Day-da (I guess I have a thing with my t’s .. never realized it lolol)
    Ruin = Roon
    Crayon = Cray-on
    Toilet = Toy – lit
    New Orleans = New Or=Leans … I know that is not the way that New Orleanites pronounce it .. I think they say something more like Nor-lans.
    Pecan = Pee – can
    Both = Bo – th (I do pronounce the th correctly here)
    Again = A – gen
    Probably = Pra – ba – blee
    Spitting image = Spid – ding Im – mig (there I go again with my t’s lol)
    Alabama = Al -la – bam -muh
    Lawyer = Loy = er
    Coupon = Q – pon or Coop – on … I go back and forth on this one
    Mayonnaise = May – o – nays (but usually I just say may – oh)
    Syrup = Seer – rup
    Pajamas = I too just say jam – mees or PJ’s
    Caught = this sounds more like I am saying Cought

    My kids always tease me that and say that I always add R’s to the ends of my words …. like Soda they say sounds more like Soder lol

    Ok now for the questions:

    1. What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house? … I too say TP’ing … Never heard of cabbage night though … We call it mischief night.
    2. What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball? … Never heard of Rollie Pollies, I just call them Nasty little critters and get someone to squash them! ewwwww I HATE bugs with a passion! They literally freak me out! The only bugs I can deal with are lady bugs, ants, & butterflies.
    3. What is the bubbly carbonated drink called? …… Soda … or as my kids would say that I say Soder lol
    4. What do you call gym shoes? I too say Sneakers … and those all white little sneakers that you usually see little girls wear, you know the ones you can buy from Walmart that now come in different colors for like $5 … I call them Skippies
    5. What do you say to address a group of people? I too say Hey … or just Hi or Hello. Down here in NC everyone is either Mam or Sir. I am still not used to it … makes me feel soooooooo old lolol
    6. What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs? … Daddy long legs
    7. What do you call your grandparents? Unfortunately I didn’t grow up with grandparents, but my granddaughter calls me Nana and my husband Pop Pop.
    8. What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket? Shopping Cart
    9. What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining? Sun Shower
    10. What is the thing you change the TV channel with? Remote … and when my husband has it I call him Flipper because he is always changing or flipping the channels lolol

    What do you think? About my talking, not my looks haha! ……… I guess both of us coming from the North we use about the same vocabulary, but my accent is MUCH thicker than yours. I was a bit surprised that you don’t have the typical heavy Mass. accent though 🙂

    It’s interesting to see how people say things or what name they give certain objects. Ever since I can remember I always thought up calling a chair a chair or a table a table … why not call a chair an apple or call a table a toe? I know it all goes back to Latin and beyond, but I am too lazy to really look into it ….. It’s nice to keep the curiosity going 🙂
    Thanks … this was fun and I learned something new about myself and my T’s lolol 🙂

  15. You don’t have an accent at all. I was laughing at lollipop because we call them suckers here. I’m loving this VLOG so much fun.

  16. Dawn K says

    I actually say most of the words the same way as you. That surprised me because I figured there would be a lot more. However, I live in Savannah, GA and grew up here but we visited my family in upstate NY all the time. My mom and dad were both from there. I didn’t really notice a difference in the way she talked except for a few words (pecan, California, etc). Although, my cousins would always have me repeat words because they said it was different (toilet, barret, balloon). I think me getting the mix of both makes it where I really don’t realize it as much but people can hear the difference from me. I don’t really have the slow southern sound like a lot of people picture people from here sounding but if you go out of town from here about an hour you can difinitely hear it. It is fun to hear the differences though!

  17. Horay for the New Englander who knows that there is an “U” in the word aunt… 🙂
    Also, I love that you called gym shoes sneakers and bubbly drink: soda!
    You speak for us New Englanders… I’m from Connecticut… 🙂
    I’m in Florida now and am living with a bunch of southerner so I have picked up a bunch southern words… I have started saying y’all and all y’all a lot. TeeHee
    You look beautiful BTW. No worries.

  18. Nicky says

    Thanks for the giggle, I think I have to give this a try 🙂


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  19. Erica G says

    Very entertaining. I had to watch one I read your description of yourself. With a 3 year old and a 16 month old, I don’t think I have slept well for the last 3 years! Atleast you were up watching a movie!

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