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linguistic memery

Originally published at Faith Seeking Understanding. You can comment here or there.

H/t Dawn Felagund via pandemonium_213. The questions:

The questions:

1. Your name and/or username:

2. Where you’re from: (As specific or as generalized as you wish, depending on your level of comfort)

3. The following words: aunt, roof, 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, orange, coffee, direction, naturally, aluminum and herbs.

4. What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?

5. What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?

6. What do you call gym shoes?

7. What do you say to address a group of people?

8. What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?

9. What do you call your grandparents?

10. What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?

11. What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?

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

And my answers:

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Nov. 10th, 2012 01:38 am (UTC)
Marta, you sound like a New Yorker! And I mean City, not upstate. You are picking up some of that accent. You may not be able to hear it--I didn't figure out that I had begun to sound like a Clevelander until I suddenly realized that I wasn't noticing the local people's accent anymore.
Nov. 12th, 2012 01:02 am (UTC)
You know, New York is the one area I didn't think had impacted my accent. But I can see why it would; I live in the real Little Italy so I can't pick up laundry without talking with someone who belongs in "The Godfather." Not that that's a bad thing; I just should have expected it to rub off.
Nov. 12th, 2012 03:17 am (UTC)
I noticed a change in cadence more than a change in pronunciation. The rhythm is very different from what I remember. As a musician, you may be highly susceptible to picking that up from the people around you. LOL about "The Godfather." Did I ever tell you how my Italian-American mother-in-law scared the hell out of me when she told me that she loved that movie because it reminded her of "the old neighborhood"?



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