Monday, February 13, 2012

Accent Vlog (assume the 'cringe' position)

All right, so I know that I said I would never do a vlog because I have a nasal voice and my eye is slightly woking (okay- so i did't tell you the eye part but it'll be pretty obvious, so  i thought it best to out myself now- i'll tell you that story another time). But then I was chatting with this saucey texan and we both decided it would be a bad good idea to do an 'accent' vlog. You know, so we can hear how funny other peoples* our own accents are. A list of words is to be read (warning 'route' is one of them and you can't tell how it's spelt when you say it out loud) and a selection of ridiculous questions answered.

 I just launched right in - no flowery introductions. I do however break from the script at the end there to remind you that 'i don't have a t.v' - when watching it back it reminded me that i really am a wanker. sorry 'bout that.


Untitled from The Beetle Shack on Vimeo.


Okay, now that's done.  Don't even think for one second that you can get away with not doing one. C'mon Australian and international friends- hit. it. up. Put your link in the comments section below so we can all ... you know... giggle at each other. See below for your guide to public humiliation.



The instructions are to say these words:
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


And answer these questions:
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 use to change the TV channel?






* im loving all over that strike out tool today.


make sure you enter this shoe giveaway before you start filming your face

50 comments:

  1. PFFFTTTTTT! You didn't, you haven't?!

    No nasal Em, just damn perfect hair.

    Looking forward to Talia's version x

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  2. Your voice sounds completely normally! Bubz is adorable!

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  3. Kesh and I just watched your video together, and loved it. Kesh says 'your hair looks soooo good'. I think I'm going to make Kesh do this.

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  4. That was good Emily...not wankerish at all, how cute was the Lady Baby getting in on the act...sweetie!

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  5. I loved your answer to question 3!

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  6. EEEEE!!!!

    Highlights for me:

    -You answered "champagne" for "bubbly carbonated drink.
    !!!! I answered "soda". Hilarity.

    -"What do you say to address a group of people? Hello."

    -Little Olive climbing the couch in the background.

    The best.

    Here's mine! http://taliachristine.blogspot.co.nz/2012/02/accent-vlog.html. Play along everyone!

    xoxo

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    1. Good on ya Talia! Your one is super cute too, when we met and were hanging out at my sisters I noticed you used the word 'route' pronounced Rowte...funny! I knew it was coming! ;)

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  7. Yes, your hair rocks!
    No, you dont sound nasally
    And oh my goodness Olive is cuuute! x

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  8. Your hair - amazing
    Olive - totally adorable
    And how wonderful to hear your voice - without wanting to sound weird I have now watched this a couple of times and I cant stop smiling at you - just gorgeous!

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    1. woman- turn of your blogger bounces so i can reply to you!

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  9. Oh and I forgot to say that I also laughed at your champagne comment - I would have said softdrink!

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  10. Nasally? You're not nasally! Wanky maybe, but not nasally... and you have THE BEST skin EVER. Soooo gorgeous. x

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    1. totally wanky bron. that was even me trying NOT to be wanky- can you IMAGINE the alternative?

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  11. Without sounding stalker-ish..your hair! Your skin! Your girl! And not nasally at all. Why would you throw toilet paper at a house? :)

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  12. Watching Vlogs make me feel kinda weird - they seem so much more intimate than written posts. I squirm a little/avoid making eye contact with the monitor during them, like you can see me watching you... odd reaction on my part. That being said, I watched, smiled + enjoyed x C

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  13. Love the accent. I would say your Aussie accent is nicer than mine - going by how nicely your pronounced your words.

    And yes, your hair/skin etc and daughter(cutie) - all wow.

    bxx

    p.s it's late, so hope this made sNense.

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  14. Just reading through the comments here, I'm with everyone on the hair – it's fabulous Em. The skin too. But why has no one heckled you for saying Joggers? Who the hell says Joggers!?

    xx

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  15. LOVE it! And you are so not a wanker! But you do have perfect hair. Jealous!! x

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  16. Your hair. It's ridiculous. Does your hairdresser live in your bathroom? NO ONE looks that good except for the 20 minutes after they leave the salon. (dying of envy on the inside).

    I feel like there should be one of these done with a Far North Queensland accent. A week in Melbourne has reminded me I sound like a bogan purely by opening my mouth and that the content doesn't really matter….

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    1. Is that a challenge, Kathryn? ;) x

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    2. Ha! You were exactly who I was thinking of!! Tell me you have already!?

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  17. Ditto hair, skin and general face comments. You glow lady! But, if I can be honest, I was a tad disappointed not to hear an ounce of bogan in that accent of yours. Oh and I say joggers too. Boo hiss (lovely) MB. xx

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  18. Geez you're brave, I couldn't do that!
    Dunno what you were scared about, you have the cutest voice, and I loved the little giggle in there too!
    Good on you Em!
    Rach x

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  19. I almost wish I'd never met you because this would have been so exciting! But it's just boring old you. Snooze. ;) xx

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  20. P.S - you are exceptionally gorgeous, Lady!

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  21. PPS - Is that Olive copping a feel at 0.33 and then getting bored and leaving when she gets no reaction from you? HA!

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  22. Ditto everyone on the AMAZING hair, skin, general gorgeousness. And c-ute Olive!

    Think I'm too self-conscious to do this...plus my blogger accent would stick out like a sore thumb with all you Ozzies! Love that you said Champagne though and awesome to gear your voice and see you move!! Haha Xxx

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  23. Blogger accent? That should say Blighty, haha! X

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  24. Your voice is fine! And you do have perfect hair. Now I feel the need to put on make up so I can do this!!

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  25. You are so cute! Why didn't you do this a long time ago?!? Seriously I love your blog! LOVE! (If you wanna come visit my not as cool blog it's http://mammathought.blogspot.com/)

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  26. I laughed when you said champagne! And I just vlogged my accents!

    It was fun. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Oh and I agree you hair is awesome. Love it!

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  27. You're too cute, definitely not nasal!

    Lila

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  28. Why hello there lady friend! Or should I say wanker (but we don't have a TV). It's EVER so nice to see you for reals. You sound just as you should, how you do. Thank you for sharing, I am so pleased I can tell the girls that those bugs are called Slaters. We have a lot of slaters in this neck of the woods x

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  29. Loved this! (and btw I'm completely green for your hairdo!) I will pluck up the courage to tryout my South African/Australian/Pretensious Pronounciation/Try-to-sound-casual accent... maybe :-)

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  30. Ahhh, Ok might have a go!
    Ps. Not nasaly at all and you're hair looks cute!
    Jx

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  31. That was great! You have a gorgeous voice, hair and face and your eyes are beautiful - not wonky at all. Actually, now I'll never do a vlog!!!

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  32. Oh hey, me again! Had to come back for another look. Stalker much?!
    It's such a novelty to hear a bloggers voice! Hehe, LOVE IT! Do it again!

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  33. Everyone's going on about the incredible hair, the glorious skin, the hollywood teeth, the divine baby, the tuneful speaking voice .... yes, yes, yes - but nothing about the wonky eye?! Kellie xx

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  34. Okay I might... do

    Just you are soooo pretty and your voice sounds so normal. wanker NOT. Please dont tell me you spent hours on your hair and made up your face just for this...

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  35. Pretty Lady!
    I love your wandering eye...its so unique and makes you YOU and go the spunky looks! :)
    Lookin super polished for a stay at home momma! (me sitting here in food covered clothing/make-up-less face/oily hair..hoping your going to reply saying this gorgeous get-up was for the vlog!?)
    x

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  36. Hello. Would you please do another post about your hair/fabulous cut with more pictures? I am dying to see more. Please and thanks!

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  37. Here I am, in all my unedited glory! http://bitty-bird.blogspot.com/2012/02/what-accent.html What fun... We must do this again sometime. =)

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  38. haha this is hilarious. love it!

    bel. xx

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  39. Please don't ever ask me to do this again.. here is mine.. hideous and to think people say I sound Aussie these days... http://blog.downthatlittlelane.com.au/2012/02/oh-it-is-so-cringe-worthy-accent-vlog.html

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  40. http://picklebugdesigns.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/ok-its-my-turn-now.html

    Done. EEK!

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em