Friday, April 29, 2011

What I Will Do for A Blog Giveaway Prize or please turn down the volume, cover your eyes and have an amazing weekend

I so know I will regret this after hitting publish, but I have been promised a totally awesome blog giveaway for you guys from a very popular shopkeeper if I post a video of myself saying "wash" (how the hell do you say wash anyway?) plus I am trying to get my nerve up to do some video tutorials (great for SEO), so even though I blanked on "mischief night", "sunshower" and " inch worm" (I think?) - (I totally blame mommy-brain which I have somehow had since 8th grade and blame for all missteps) here is my NJ dialect saying the words below - see if you can hear the 'fogetaboutit' Carmella Soprano in me:

(not sure why my face is so white - I blame weeks of rain and the spotlight I have Olive carry around trained on my face):



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

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?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

If anyone wants to try this on their own blog- leave a link and I will add it in here - there is also a link on Leigh-Ann's wonderful Freckled Nest site here. I was once asked by a speech therapist if english was my second language because I pronounce every syllable which left me very smug until he added - "whether they should be pronounced or not" - aargh!

Anyhoo, Happy Friday everyone - I am posting this Thursday night, but plan to get up at 4am to watch the wedding and drink margaritas (winks at Cinders).

The winner of Bullfrog Laserworks Custom Rubber Stamp is (drumroll please)

Chosen by random.org True Random Number Generator

Min: 1
Max: 611
Result:
105

Elena Rosenberg of Tickled Pink Knits! Congrats Elena!

Don't miss this week's giveaway it is only up through Sunday!

Wishing Everyone a Happy Ever After especially Will and Kate!

6 comments:

KJ said...

I think you look 1) young 2) cute.

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
That is TP'ing

What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
That is a rolly-polly

What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
This can be 1) a soda 2)if you are from the NE (I am thinking Pittsburgh) pop and I think elsewhere it might be 3) coke whether it is a Pepsi or something else.

Catherine Ivins said...

hmmm looks are deceiving KJ - YES TP'ing - I have never heard of a rolly-polly - is that like a potato bug- yeah I think they were going for some kind of soda - I should have read the questions first- I was blanking on what they wanted to hear me say- I was thinking why do they want to hear me say seltzer?

doforanimals said...

Except for "warsh" I didn't notice any strong dialect from you. I grew up in Ohio and New Jersey, and now live in Florida. No matter where I lived people said I talked funny. Hmm. Even after 10 years together, my husband still mocks me. Whatever.

Those bugs that curl up I called pill bugs. And I do tend to say wooter for water and carmul rather than karamel. Oh, and I say melk instead of milk. Other than that, I sound, *ahem* normal.

Danielle Renee said...

Yes your wash sounds like "warsh" or "waursh". This is fun, I call rain with sun "liquid sunshine". I think the rolly polly can also be called pill bug. I find myself saying "hey ya'll" to a group of people alot, but I only lived in Texas for two years of my life

Catherine Ivins said...

Donna- the warsh is what people always say I say- we also say dog like dawg- I think carmul is correct- one of those silent syllables - I've never heard of a pillbug although my husband is reminding me that what we call potato bugs curl up- so maybe that is the same thing- Danielle I love liquid sunshine! I don't say y'all but do stop myself from saying yous guys!

xo

Brenda said...

So much fun to see and hear you, Cat! I definitely got a hint of Jersey in your voice. :) Here on the West Coast, we don't say "warsh" and I think "coke" is more West Coast (pop in the South?), though I say "soda." The bug that curls up is a sow bug, but we called 'em pill bugs when I was a kid. :D

Looking forward to more videos!!!

xo Brendad