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Regional Dialect Meme
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I copied this off bas_math_girl  because she'd changed the spelling to British spelling (which happened to be the same spelling we use in Canada for those words), but I first saw it done by lumalit.

Regional Dialect Meme

Say these words:
Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theatre, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pyjamas, Caught

Now 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?


Eep, the rambling!
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How wonderfully waffly and babbly!!! And it's great to hear a proper (and lovely) Canadian accent [we're rubbish at distingusihing them here btw].
I'm glad that I'm not the only one who thought "It's a spider of course!" :D

I'm a complete waffle! Combine all that stammering with a terrible memory, and it makes me complete rubbish at telling stories about what happened to me the other day.

Oh, not to worry: even WE can't tell a Canadian from an American, unless they start using words like "soda".

I don't spend time looking at spiders; I spend my time running away from them!

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D'aww, thank you~ Usually I don't like it (does anyone like their own voice), but it sounded all right that day. XD

Does it really? I've only ever heard soda. And I've had people from California, Connecticut and Vermont insist that I should be saying "soda" because "pop" is silly.

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LOL, I'd assumed Sineibe was a person's name.

Those people insisting pop was silly weren't completely serious. But I do also get flack from them for saying "pencil crayons" instead of "colored pencils", which according to them is the only PROPER thing to call them. XD Pencil crayons is what we always called them in school, and that's what all my local friends say.

Yeah, you even get different stuff in the same region--my friend from my hometown listened to this and said she says data as "DAH-ta", while I tend to say "DAY-ta".

I find this kind of stuff so fascinating. XD

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