Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Let's compromise and call it soda pop

Steph over at Forget Me Not did this awesome vlog that I swear to you I tried to do but I couldn't figure out how to operate the damn web cam to make a video. *Sigh*

Anyways, there is a list of words that you have to say to see how they sound in different accents. Like I think she says caramel funny. Hehe. But there also a list of questions that I can answer without you hearing my accent.

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
I call it toilet papering.


What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
Rollie Pollie.

What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
Pop.

What do you call gym shoes?
Tennis Shoes

What do you say to address a group of people?
Hello group of people. No seriously, I usually just say "Hey Guys!"

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

What do you call your grandparents?
Pappy and Grandma

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

What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
Rain. I didn't really know there were different names for rain.

What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
Remote, although I do know a few people that call it channel changer.
 
I know Steph doesn't like it when people say "pop" in place of soda. I went to see my cousin in New Jersey one summer and I asked for a pop and she punched me. Not cool. When I lived in Boston for a couple of years, I was talking to a class mate about my Pappy and she was all "What in the world is a Pappy?" And then in the same conversation I said "bathing suit" and she had no clue what that was either. For all of you that don't know, bathing suit = swim suit.
 
Anyways, everyone should totally do the vlog so that I can hear what you sound like, but if you're like me and can't operate a damn camera or just don't want to, feel free to tell me in the comments what you call these things! I find it very interesting.
 
Trivia Time! This week its movie trivia. As always, the first to answer gets to go on the Giggle Button for the week.
 
Who said “I can't believe I gave my panties to a geek”?
 

36 comments:

Amy said...

I say pop too!!! YAY!

and Bathing Suit! that's a good one - I've thought about doing the vlog but I'm camera shy and suppppper awkward and nobody will read my blog anymore if they see me on camera because they'll think I'm a super huge loser.

Meg O. said...

I say bathing suit!!! But I don't call it pop - I call it "Coke." Yep, that's a Texan girl for you.

steph c said...

Was it Rachel from Glee?!

Hah and yea I always get made fun of for how I say caramel.. I guess I like phonetics? Who knows.

I'm trying to not mind pop as much, but it's just sooo weird to hear it! And I'm in shock someone didn't know what a bathing suit was.. I totally call it that too!!

Danger Boy said...

Hollywood Rain!!!
Also, it was Molly Ringwald in Sixteen Candles. ;)

Jumble Mash said...

@Amy- I'm a bit camera shy, too, but this was worth doing. If I could have figured out the camera. I just love listening to other people's accents.

@Meg O- Everything is Coke? What if you want a Sprite?

@Steph- Rachel may have said it too, but originally it was Molly Ringwald in Sixteen Candles. As Danger Boy guessed. And yay for bathing suits! I was totally embarrassed to call it that for years because she made a fuss about it. Boo her.

@Danger Boy- Yay you win. Be sure to email me who you want to go on the Giggle Button. jumblemash@gmail.com

bruce said...

my father was from Brooklyn, so we (I) called it soda.

the living room was outside.

the front steps were the stoop.

we called it a sunshower.

car o mel or carmel...i don't like it either way!

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Bubbles said...

I'll answer the same questions here as they are fun...

1. I've no idea about this one as its not something I've ever seen happen.
2. Bug
3. Pop
4. Trainers
5. I'd just go in saying hello or something... but I know a lot of people say ladies and gentlemen.
6. Daddy Long Legs

7. I say it in Pothwari.. so not English
8.Trolley
9. Rain Storm... I wish I could say Tropical Rainstorm.
10.Remote control

becca said...

i call it a cart and it's always been grandma & grandpa

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

LOL - too funny. I'd try the webcam thingy but i'm afraid i'd scare people off...

i call it "soda" but if you're in the south, it's a coke - no matter what... you want a coke? sure, i'll take a 7-up.

it's a shopping cart.

Thisisme said...

Hi. I would call the bubbly, carbonated drin - Lemonade.
Would call gym shoes - gym shoes!
To address a group of people - I would either say "Good morning everyone" of "Good afternoon everyone".
To change the tv - I call it a remote control.
If my grandparents were still alive, I would call them grandma and grandad.
The others I haven't heard of!!

Bouncin' Barb said...

This makes me remember a funny one from my Dad. He used to refer to his family member as Don. Don this, Don that. When I found some old pics I asked which one is Don. He pointed to a lady. No Dad, which one is Don. He pointed to her again. Turns out Don in West Virginia speak is "Dawn" in New Jersey speak. hahaha

GotThatSwing said...

I say 'gas' :D

The Empress said...

It is "pop". Everyone knows that ; )

http://rantersbox.blogspot.com

ib said...

When I was a kid, I called pop, pop. In my "adult" years, I find myself saying soda. So one can only conclude that when I enter the twilight of my life, I will end up referring to it as "soda pop". I knew my grandparents as "Pop Pop" and "Gramma" and you put your food in a "cart" at the grocery.

ib said...

Oh, I almost forgot. I call a "bathing suit" a speedo. Just kidding. Although, when I 12ish, my mom bought me a green speedo that I pimped at the local pool. STUD they said, STUD.

amchornetgirl said...

We call it TPing..."Their house got TPed last night." I say soda. The spider things we call daddy long legs. Grocery cart or shopping cart...I never knew either of my grandfathers, but my dad's mom had remarried and I called him Grandpa Joe. She was Grandmommy. The rest I answered the same as you, JM!

Mrs. Hyde said...

I'm not that funny in person, so here are my answers:
1. TPing
2. Idk inchworm?
3. soda
4. sneakers, sometimes tennis shoes
5. hello everyone
6. daddy long legs
7. grandma and granddaddy (my kids say Pop Pop)
8. shopping cart
9. sunshower (and for some reason, the devil is beating his wife.
10. remote or clicker

SkippyMom said...

Molly Ringwald in "Sixteen Candles".

We studied this extensively one semester in college [Linguistics Major] and it was fascinating to see, dependent on where you lived, what you said.

What word do you use for a bucket - or is it a pail.

Amy said...

okay I looked back at these comments - Daddy Long Legs... seriously... I always thought it was Dandy Long Legs - I'm questioning my whole existence.

Jimmy said...

1. this is called rolling a house
2. Roly Poly or Doodle Bug
3. Coke, no matter what it is, still call it coke.
4. Tennis Shoes
5. Hey Y'all
6. Granddaddy Long Legs
7. Granny and Papa
8. Buggy
9. Devil beating his wife.
10. Clicker or remote

Love the responses, all different but the same :)

bruce said...

i missed the gist of this post until i saw all the comments!

tp ing
potato bug (sow beetle)
soda
sneakers or tennies
usually hey bro's or hey guys
daddy long legs
dead people grandma and grandpa
POS(piece o sh*t)shopping cart sunshower
POS remote


i agree with ib speedo is it!

Bruce
bruce johnson jadip
evilbruce
stupid stuff i see and hear
Bruce’s guy book
the guy book
Dreamodel Guy
dreamodeling!

The Adorkable Ditz said...

I would do the vlog thing but I don't think what I say is very amusing. But I call my dad pappy sometimes, because he tries to act like a cowboy sheriff and such. Haha.

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LottieSpartacus said...

OK...here goes the Australian version;

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


What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
Millipede??

What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
Soft Drink

What do you call gym shoes?
Sneakers

What do you say to address a group of people?
Hi guys?? (I know you want me to say 'Gday Mate' but really, it's not what we say!)

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

What do you call your grandparents?
Grannie and Pa or Nana and Gramps

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

What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
Sun shower

What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
Remote, but my mum calls it the bopper (but that's cos she's weird, not cos she's Australian!!)

FreeFlying said...

In Nashville we called all sodas "coke." You asked for a coke and then, when they said what kind, you said "a Sprite." I'm pretty sure my mom still does it.

Really, though, that question just sticks out to me because I cracked up when you just casually threw "she hit me" into the sentence. I hate to break it to you, but you are in an abusive relationship. You should probably seek therapy. And a restraining order.

Emily said...

Hahaha thats very interesting. I call carbonated drink soda, gym shoes sneakers, my spider is just daddy long legs.And i go shopping with a cart.

Guess thats just New Jersey for you, your cousin would know.

As for the Trivia im most likely not the first one but thats molly Ringwald from 16 candles. Great movie

Tress said...

OMG I love all of these answers! Some are sooo different! Oh and I'm totally calling the raining/sun shining thing sunshowers now. Boyfriend said if we were hippies and had a kid we would name it Sunshower.

Ingrid Gray said...

I call everything a coke. I say tennis shoes roly poly, cart/shopping cart, remote, grandma and sisi and bawbaw (but that's b/c my cousins are redneck hicks), and y'all. I had never heard of sunshowers. I think dialects are interesting!

Copyboy said...

I like the running bases / hot box controversy.

hed said...

DAMN! I always know the answers and am always like a day late!

I would be so, so happy if I heard your accent. I LOVE them. I want to take a dialect class one day just so I can differentiate them.

hed

Daffy said...

I'm a Soda sayer and I called my grandparents Grandma and Grandpa but my daughter calls my parents Nana and Papa.

I wear tennis shoes and a swim suit. I use a remote for the tv and rain is rain. So I suppose I'm a little of both sides of the Mason/Dixon line?! Fun stuff!

Not the Hero said...

Get ready for this I'm Canadian


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


What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
"Kill IT!!!"

What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
Sparkling water? or pop.

What do you call gym shoes?
Sneakers

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


What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
daddy Long Legs or "Kill It"

What do you call your grandparents?
Nan and Larry.

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

What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
Monkey's Birthday

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


There you go.

candace said...

Cool quiz. I'm from the Caribbean but our answers are not too far off from yours. Here goes:

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
Toilet papering aka the owner will kill you


What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
Congoree

What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
Soft drink or sweet drink (then they ask what flavour and you tell them Coke or whatver brand you want)

What do you call gym shoes?
Sneakers

What do you say to address a group of people?
Hey everybody, what's the scene!

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

What do you call your grandparents?
Grandaddy and Gran/Nanny

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

What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
Sun shower (@ Mrs Hyde, we think that the devil is beating his wife too!)

What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
Remote/ Clicker

Kevin Michael said...

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


What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
Rollie Pollie.

What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
Soda!!!!1

What do you call gym shoes?
Tennis Shoes

What do you say to address a group of people?
(In best "Sloth from the Goonies" voice) Hey you guys!!!

What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
daddy Long Legs or Jeff

What do you call your grandparents?
Abuelo and Abuelita or Gramma and Grampa.

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

What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
Rain. I didn't really know there were different names for rain.

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

On My Soapbox said...

Oh, I will play!

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


What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
Pill Bug or Potato Bug

What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
Pop or soda, but not soda pop.

What do you call gym shoes?
Tennis Shoes

What do you say to address a group of people?
"Hi!" {waves}

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

What do you call your grandparents?
Grandpa and Grandma

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

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

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

Tress said...

You guys rock. I really love reading these answers. Especially those of you that call a shopping cart (aka buggy) a Trollie. That's awesome. And the whole devil beating his wife thing. I really wanna know how that came about.

Corey said...

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


What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
Potato Bug

What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
Soda

What do you call gym shoes?
Pumas

What do you say to address a group of people?
Hey guys! How are you!?

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

What do you call your grandparents?
Gramma and Grampa

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

What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
Rain. I didn't really know there were different names for rain.

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