Quick, Before I Change My Mind!

I like to jump off cliffs when I’m bored- in this case it’s a proverbial cliff, although when I was much younger I did go cliff diving. I really doubt I could do that now, someone would probably have to push me! anyways… 

I recorded myself talking. I’m not sure if it was brave or reckless; I’ll tell you tomorrow. I did kill several birds with one stone though by not only showing you what I sound like and what I look like when I talk, but this is also the first time I’ve recorded myself (thus the crappy sound) and uploaded a video to YouTube. so many firsts! here’s me:

I would have fixed my hair and put on a nicer shirt but I did this on a whim before I could talk myself out of it. wow, I open my mouth wide when I talk, don’t I? and I almost flubbed up saying “Indiana”. that’s the word that tripped me up, really? good thing I didn’t say Indianapolis…

 

(edited to add: as you can see, I *did* change my mind…)

 

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18 thoughts on “Quick, Before I Change My Mind!

    1. what I found difficult was that when reading the words first, I then wanted to pronounce them “correctly”, but that wouldn’t be how I would say them in conversation. example: I would actually say “prob-ly” instead of probably 😉

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      1. For sure. We read differently than we speak, and we speak to different people. I would say things to my family in ways that I’d never say them in a classroom, and so on …

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        1. when I get excited or angry my childhood accent comes out, which my kids enjoy calling me on 🙄 the other day I said “winner” instead of winter. I don’t think I’ve pronounced it that way since I was 10 😛

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          1. Me, too. Or when I am super tired. Or if I’ve been in Germany for a while, when I speak English I sound really northeastern Wisconsin again all of a sudden.

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  1. This is very interesting. I’m from the UK – but live in the north of England and speak totally different from those in the south. It’s a varied world we live in!! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. here in the US our North & South have big differences in their accents too. my native accent, the one I grew up using and the one my parents use, has many similarities with Northern England b/c those are the immigrants that settled the area.

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  2. You sound American to me. Haha. Well, but apart from that I’d like to say that I always love it when I get a glimpse of my internet friends. Just really puts you in the picture, if you pardon the pun. Brings you closer. And let me just add that you look really young! And your hair is fine the way it is!!!

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  3. Aw, thanks for sharing! It is fun to be able to put a face to a name. I grew up in New Mexico but pronounce most of those words the same as you did. Although, any carbonated beverage is a “coke”. LOL

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  4. Oh how nice to hear and see you 🙂 lovely! hairs is fine and i like how soft your voice sounds 🙂 Brave thing to do 🙂
    and i sound foreign in the UK but not completely and seem to take on accents from where i live/ed sadly my slight Scottish accent has been washing out since i’ve stopped living in auld Reekie

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