MAP Dialect/Accent Challenge!

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  1. LemonSloth

    LemonSloth Laugh and grow fat!

    Just to be awkward:

    I always pronounce if "Muc", though most people I know pronounce it "Mac".

    Unless I'm kevving it up, in which case it's "Maccy D's".

    And it's roof. Never ruff. Ruff is what you have when you don't shave properly.

    Or you're a golfer.
     
  2. dormindo

    dormindo Active Member Supporter

    For me it's roof, but living here in the southern part of the U.S., I've heard 'ruff' on many occasions.
     
  3. dormindo

    dormindo Active Member Supporter

    I know this isn't quite right, as you explicitly requested video (and, hey, I might actually be curious in a month about doing it when I get back from my research trip--I should actually have a decent camera by then), but I just thought I'd answer some of these in print...

    1.) What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
    TPing

    2.)What is the small beetle-like bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
    Roly-Poly

    3.) What do you call bubbly carbonated drinks like Sprite or Pepsi?
    I call it pop (or just refer to the particular brand name, though here in Texas it's commonly called 'soda')

    4.) What do you call gym shoes or generally informal shoes worn for athletic activities?
    Sneakers

    5.) What word do you use in casual speech to address a group of two or more people? For example, "you", "you all", "yall", etc.
    I used to say 'you guys'--still do from time to time--but have lived in Texas so long that I do say the occasional 'you all' or 'y'all'.

    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?
    Granddad and Grandma

    8.) What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
    Cart

    9.) What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
    Rain or sunshower, though as kid, my relatives in the south called it 'the devil beating his wife'.

    10.) What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
    The remote.

    11.) What do you call the gooey or dry matter that collects in the corners of your eyes, especially while you are sleeping?
    Mucus. To be honest, I've never had a name by which I really refer to this--I don't really talk about that stuff, but mucus is the first thing that came to mind when reading the question. I've heard plenty of names from other people, the strangest one from my wife, who says that her mother calls that stuff crackers.

    12.) What is your preferred general and casual term for a sale of your unwanted items (which may be held on your porch, in your yard, garden, or house, from the back of your car, etc.)?

    Garage sale as a kid, though somewhere along the line I unconsciously switched to calling them yard sales.

    13.) What’s it called when you have to wait single-file with a group of people?
    A line. What is this queue thing that you Brits speak of?;)

    14.) What do you call an upholstered seat for more than one person?
    I tend to call it sofa, though couch and sofa seem to be equally popular where I live.

    15.) What do you call a room equipped with toilets and lavatories for public use?
    Bathroom.

    16.) What do you call an artificial nipple, usually made of plastic, which an infant can suck or chew on?
    Pacifier.

    17.) What do you say when you don't quite hear someone and want them to repeat what they just said?
    I actually say 'Say again'. I just realized that this makes me sound like some character from a film in the forties.

    Oh, and I was born and spent my early childhood in Detroit, Michigan, though I have spent most of my life in the southern U.S.
     
  4. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    Really? I thought everyone in the US called it soda, I mean everyone, all 318,412,000 (wiki) of you. ;) I noticed Ero (IIRC) also called it pop.
     
  5. John Titchen

    John Titchen Still Learning Supporter

    Cough. A Daddy Long Legs is a flying insect. :Angel:
     
  6. Moosey

    Moosey invariably, a moose Supporter

    Recording 1
    Recording 2
     
  7. Moosey

    Moosey invariably, a moose Supporter

    Just out of interest, if you call a cellar spider "daddy long legs", what do you call a crane fly?
     
  8. dormindo

    dormindo Active Member Supporter

    When has being wrong ever stopped us Americans! ;)
     
  9. dormindo

    dormindo Active Member Supporter

    It's a Midwest (and perhaps Northeast?) thing. I'm originally from the midwest.
     
  10. dormindo

    dormindo Active Member Supporter

    I've no idea what they're called. I've known them as bugs that (supposedly) eat mosquitoes (I was told that in my youth about green lacewings, too. I'm not sure how true any of that actually was).
     
  11. boards

    boards Its all in the reflexes!

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  12. 47MartialMan

    47MartialMan Valued Member

    Mac D
    Ruff, also what dogs sounds like

    You think that's weird, chimney chimeney

    That's the strange thing of it...everyone in the US are raised in different cultures

    No, it is a tall absketball player who became a parent

    The same as you call a "horse fly"

    Wrong? Depend on what side of the fence you are
     
  13. Rhythmkiller

    Rhythmkiller Animo Non Astutia

    In scotland we call pop/soda ginger. This happens because one of our greatest exports Irn Bru is ginger in colour therefore all pop/soda is called ginger. Kind of like all vaccum cleaners are called hoovers here and razors in China called remington.

    Barry
     
  14. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    1.) Are you male or female? What is your age? Is English your native language or a second language? Male. 41. Speak english like a native.
    2.) Where were you raised as a child? List the city/town, state/province/etc, and finally the country. London, England.
    3.) Where do you live now? Is where you live now a place that exhibits a different accent or dialect from the place you grew up? Or is it about the same? Which region do you think you most sound like? I live in Yorkshire. They speak funny up here. Sorry...theh speaks reet fun-ee up 'ere tha does.



    1.) What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house? First time I've heard that this is a "thing" that gets called something. It's just a prank.
    2.)What is the small beetle-like bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball? Woodlouse. Although woodlice don't really curl into balls...the ones that do that are called pillbugs. But they all basically get called woodlice.
    3.) What do you call bubbly carbonated drinks like Sprite or Pepsi? Fizzy drink.
    4.) What do you call gym shoes or generally informal shoes worn for athletic activities? Trainers
    5.) What word do you use in casual speech to address a group of two or more people? For example, "you", "you all", "yall", etc. You lot.
    6.) What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs? Harvestman. Daddy-long-legs fly and aren't spiders.
    7.) What do you call your grandparents? Nanny and Grandad.
    8.) What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket? Trolley.
    9.) What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining? Is this a "thing"? A shower? It's just "rain" really.
    10.) What is the thing you change the TV channel with? Doofer (might be a dialect confined to just my house that one). Remote.
    11.) What do you call the gooey or dry matter that collects in the corners of your eyes, especially while you are sleeping? Sleep.
    12.) What is your preferred general and casual term for a sale of your unwanted items (which may be held on your porch, in your yard, garden, or house, from the back of your car, etc.)? Jumble or car boot sale (depending if it's in a hall or out the back of a car)
    13.) What’s it called when you have to wait single-file with a group of people? The proper way for a civilised nation to go about business. A queue.
    14.) What do you call an upholstered seat for more than one person? Settee.
    15.) What do you call a room equipped with toilets and lavatories for public use? The Bog. Or a rude word that rhymes with twitter. The Khar-zee sometimes.
    16.) What do you call an artificial nipple, usually made of plastic, which an infant can suck or chew on? Dummy. Although it gets called a "dummles" specifically in my house.
    17.) What do you say when you don't quite hear someone and want them to repeat what they just said? Some variation of...What?! You what? Eh? How much?
     
  15. LemonSloth

    LemonSloth Laugh and grow fat!

    1.) Are you male or female? What is your age? Is English your native language or a second language? Male, 27, first language (who needs another? :p).
    2.) Where were you raised as a child? List the city/town, state/province/etc, and finally the country. Ermahgerd, all over the place. I suppose I should choose the place I lived longest (about 12 years), so...Torrington, Devon, England.
    3.) Where do you live now? Is where you live now a place that exhibits a different accent or dialect from the place you grew up? Or is it about the same? Which region do you think you most sound like? If you are bidialectal, feel free to do two recordings with the dialect you spoke when you were younger as well as the one you speak currently.Live in Holsworthy (about half an hour away) currently, accent is slighty more "Cornish farmer" than Black Country.

    1.) What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?A prank. Pretty crap one at that.
    2.)What is the small beetle-like bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball? Wood louse. There's a fair few that curl up though so I'm assuming it's a fairly common one. Sometimes "Chicky pig".
    3.) What do you call bubbly carbonated drinks like Sprite or Pepsi? Fizzy. Rarely tend to refer to them by anything other than their brand name though.
    4.) What do you call gym shoes or generally informal shoes worn for athletic activities? Trainers.
    5.) What word do you use in casual speech to address a group of two or more people? For example, "you", "you all", "yall", etc. Guys.
    6.) What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs? Spider. Or funny, depending on company :p.
    7.) What do you call your grandparents? Gran and Grandad.
    8.) What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket? Trolley.
    9.) What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining? Rain or "peeing" it down, depending on company. Only rather than pee, it's the version that's banned by ToS.
    10.) What is the thing you change the TV channel with? Usually just "remote". My xBox controller is usually called the Skyrim-ote though.
    11.) What do you call the gooey or dry matter that collects in the corners of your eyes, especially while you are sleeping?Eye bogies or sleep, depending on company.
    12.) What is your preferred general and casual term for a sale of your unwanted items (which may be held on your porch, in your yard, garden, or house, from the back of your car, etc.)? Car boot or "crap sale", depending on company.
    13.) What’s it called when you have to wait single-file with a group of people? A queue.
    14.) What do you call an upholstered seat for more than one person? Sofa.
    15.) What do you call a room equipped with toilets and lavatories for public use? Lavatory, loo, bog.
    16.) What do you call an artificial nipple, usually made of plastic, which an infant can suck or chew on? Dummy.
    17.) What do you say when you don't quite hear someone and want them to repeat what they just said? Usually either "Pardon?" or "What?" depending on company.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2014
  16. LemonSloth

    LemonSloth Laugh and grow fat!

    You know I spent all last night singing that damned "Chim chimeney, chim chimeney, chim chim cherry..." song because you wrote that. Thanks for that.

    :woo:

    :p

    No really, I did.

    Either our side or the wrong side. :D
     
  17. LemonSloth

    LemonSloth Laugh and grow fat!

    EDIT: Never mind, software isn't working on my laptop.

    Also, your voice reminds me of my childhood and motorways. We were forced to listen to The Archers :)bang:) over and over again whenever we went to go see aunts and uncles, which was normally around 4 times a year. You have the same accent and type of voice as most the voice actors used. :p
     
  18. Rhythmkiller

    Rhythmkiller Animo Non Astutia

    1.)Are you male or female? What is your age? Is English your native language or a second language? Male 35, English is my only language.
    2.) Where were you raised as a child? List the city/town, state/province/etc, and finally the country. Viewpark, Uddingston, Glasgow, Scotland.
    3.) Where do you live now? Is where you live now a place that exhibits a different accent or dialect from the place you grew up? Or is it about the same? Which region do you think you most sound like? If you are bidialectal, feel free to do two recordings with the dialect you spoke when you were younger as well as the one you speak currently. Still live in Viewpark. Accent is Glaswegian.

    1.) What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house? Only seen it done in South park was called T-Peeing I believe. Not something practiced here.
    2.)What is the small beetle-like bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball? Have no idea but I’ll go with wood louse.
    3.) What do you call bubbly carbonated drinks like Sprite or Pepsi? Ginger/jeggy – the neds call it scud for some reason.
    4.) What do you call gym shoes or generally informal shoes worn for athletic activities? Trainers/trainees/gutties(gutty). (gutty is also a nickname for someone who’s surname is Trainer)
    5.) What word do you use in casual speech to address a group of two or more people? For example, "you", "you all", "yall", etc. Guys/dudes/folks/chaps.
    6.) What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs? Jenny longs legs.
    7.) What do you call your grandparents? Gran and Papa
    8.) What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket? Trolley.
    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? The remote or “the buttons”
    11.) What do you call the gooey or dry matter that collects in the corners of your eyes, especially while you are sleeping? Sleep.
    12.) What is your preferred general and casual term for a sale of your unwanted items (which may be held on your porch, in your yard, garden, or house, from the back of your car, etc.)? Car boot sale.
    13.) What’s it called when you have to wait single-file with a group of people? A queue.
    14.) What do you call an upholstered seat for more than one person? Sofa/couch.
    15.) What do you call a room equipped with toilets and lavatories for public use? Public convenience
    16.) What do you call an artificial nipple, usually made of plastic, which an infant can suck or chew on? Dummy/soother.

    Baza
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2014
  19. Rhythmkiller

    Rhythmkiller Animo Non Astutia

    Missed this earlier. I believe only in the states would a micnugget be called a macnugget. McDonalds (mic) MacDonalds (Mac). In Scotland we call a Mcnugget a Mic Nugget (as should be) but we call the burger the Big Mac.

    You guys have actually got it wrong but at the same time created a unique vernacular for Mc and Mac for example in the Movie coming to America. The Mcdonald restaurants call their tasty burger the Big Mac (McDonalds) where as the MacDonalds family call their burger the Big Mic (MacDonalds). "they have the big Mac and we have the big Mic" in actualy fact if you reversed that the Mic and Mac for the restaurants the pronunciation and dialect would be true but as it is, it's false.

    America has actually created a vernacular of a wrongly pronounced Scottish name (McDonald) that Scots actually pronounce wrongly as a result of capitalism lol as does the rest of the world.

    Baza
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2014
  20. dormindo

    dormindo Active Member Supporter

    The ones that get me (and are heard commonly here in the south) are: nuclear as nu-ku-lar and realtor as real-le-tor.
     

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