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accent instruction video 101 part 1

March 21, 2010
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  1. March 21, 2010 6:07 pm

    You two are weird.

    Even for Americans.


  2. March 21, 2010 6:08 pm

    I am glad that you clarified that all you had had was water. BUT I’m not sure I believe you 😉

    • March 21, 2010 6:09 pm

      you should never trust an oregonian.


  3. March 21, 2010 6:08 pm

    oh i canNOT wait until may!

    i’d forgotten how bad cathi is at accents, AND how she puts on her lipgloss! (“she wipes the same way!” – hahaha! oh tamster…)

    • March 21, 2010 6:10 pm


      • March 21, 2010 6:13 pm

        and cathi is such an over-enunciator as well.

        ask her to say “buttons”.

  4. March 21, 2010 6:08 pm

    Is Mandy’s friend from Northern Ireland? Sounds like how I say ‘How Now Brown Cow’…:-)

    Check out & try some of those 😀 Double dog dare you! I know, it’s shocking that there are hundreds of different accents in the UK…:)

    • March 21, 2010 6:11 pm

      its not working for me 😦

      • March 22, 2010 8:39 am

        Oh no! But yes, we usually say ‘How now brown cow’ to get the Irish accent and ‘Power Shower’ for the Northern Irish one!!!

  5. March 21, 2010 6:13 pm

    Be warned: I think Sharon still reads your blog from time to time. 😉

    Be warned again: I probably will never read this blog againnnnn….. Not for a single minnnnnute. I do not wear a special helmut. thankyouverymuch

    • March 21, 2010 6:14 pm


      the special helmet was in reference to cathi being so weird.

      not me, of course.

      i love you mannnnnndy.

  6. March 21, 2010 6:15 pm

    *helmet. I know I spelled that right the first time.

    • March 21, 2010 6:18 pm

      one of the tests of how you are progressing with one of the many Northern Irish accents is to say ‘motorcycle helmet’. There’s also ‘power shower’ and ‘cardigan’. Hmm, maybe I should do my own video….

      Oh, and my attempt at an Aussie accent is APPALLING, even after nearly 8 years.

      • March 21, 2010 9:35 pm

        yes!!! please do a vid!

        • March 22, 2010 8:41 am

          She has done!!! Look up David, Diane & Paula’s Night Before Christmas video – the aussie interpretation one. It’s frickin’ hilarious. I LOVED it.

  7. March 21, 2010 6:16 pm

    Hmmm it should…. can you go to and then click on ‘Voices Recordings’?

    I also notice on the World Map thingo beside it, the word they’ve used is ‘bung’. Hi Jen! LOL!!!

    I love accents, you’ll certainly get an education when you meet me. That’s if you can understand a word I say, but I’ll have an Australian translator on hand.

    • March 21, 2010 9:14 pm

      That. is. AWESOME 😀

      • March 21, 2010 9:36 pm

        now we wanta hear a real accent. so…youre it!

        • March 21, 2010 10:14 pm

          I’ll have to work out if I can do video on my webcam thingie-majiggie.

  8. March 22, 2010 5:10 am

    this is *so* funny

  9. March 22, 2010 6:10 am

    This made me spit breakfast all over my computer monitor.

    • March 22, 2010 10:33 am

      i’ll have cathi send you money for that.

  10. March 22, 2010 7:20 am

    Well…you did ask…

    • March 22, 2010 7:29 am

      Oh and the lisp isn’t an accent thing, that’s just a me thing 🙂

    • March 22, 2010 8:50 am

      You two crack me up. Also impressed that David seems to have the southern English accent nailed! Disappointed that you didn’t attempt Welsh or Scottish!

    • March 22, 2010 9:35 am


      ok. but seriously… i think you two sound just alike. i cant hear much difference.

      i thought it was hilarious when you mentioned american accents then started with alaska.


      youre TOO much!

      and diane? did you say “grassy-ass”?

      • March 22, 2010 5:40 pm

        You really couldn’t hear the difference??

        I wonder if I’ll ever get Adam in front of a camera… When I was in the US for a holiday a few years ago, my girlfriends would BEG to talk to Adam on the phone.

        His voice is kinda sexy anyway… but when it’s with what is perceived as an accent *fans self* 😉

    • March 22, 2010 9:51 am

      LOVE that you snuck french “Listen and Repeat” in there. hahaha

      My wee Northern Irish friend would be proud of yous. 🙂

    • March 22, 2010 10:39 am

      I love you guys!

    • March 22, 2010 4:01 pm

      ha! i love it!

      (and i’m still waiting for translation to be provided for that one part…)

    • March 22, 2010 5:05 pm

      OH MY!

      I am so excited to hopefully maybe see you in two months. Oh yes! It HAS to work!

    • March 24, 2010 3:52 pm

      i can’t wait to see you two SOON!!! ahhhhh!!!

      and i can’t believe tam can’t hear the difference. she’s a nerd.

  11. March 22, 2010 7:30 am

    I’ve been watching it over and over trying not to cackle in the office “We maybe could get paid for this video…” “STOP!!!”

    ROFL hahahahahahaha

  12. March 22, 2010 10:28 am

    I distinctly heard a laugh snort.

    And P.S. your southern accent is WRONG! Period.

    • March 22, 2010 10:31 am

      i know it was all wrong. i was not focusing. dude! how could i focus with cathi there?!

  13. March 22, 2010 10:30 am

    It’s “manaze”. That’s how you say mayonnaise.

    Only 2 syllables! Unless you’re from the woods (like Mandy).

    Then each syllable has a little lilt. Like “mayu-naze.” It’s the little lilts that make a southerner sound so sweet and country. NOT the over-exaggerated consonants! Wheeee!

    Ask me anything on Southern. I’m an expert.

    • March 22, 2010 10:32 am

      ok then….YOU make an instructional video!


    • March 22, 2010 2:32 pm

      Waiting for the video then Russ!!! Time to put yer money where yer mouth is as they say!! 🙂

  14. March 24, 2010 8:26 am

    You girls are hilarious! Hahaha! Good stuff!

  15. March 24, 2010 3:50 pm

    Chance just said, “Cathi’s wearing her favorite color!” and “Auntie Tammy laughs a lot, mommy. a LOT!”

    and i’m saying all your accents are horribly wrong. WRONG!

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