I have been watching all the Blog Voices videos that are popping up at the moment and it seemed like a fun thing to join in. So here goes!
I am from Liverpool, England. I have lived just outside Liverpool for most of my life - I keep moving away and always end up coming back! I think my accent identifies me as from the north west, but it is not particularly strong. I have had a couple of jobs where I was on the telephone a lot or dealing with people who didn't speak English as a first language so I think I consciously "took the edge" off my accent a bit as it was important to be understood.
You can also catch a sneaky glimpse of my sewing space behind me and my current project (an Anna dress) on the dressform standing guard beside me! Some people may call it a dining table but clearly they don't sew :)
One last fun accent fact: Many years ago, I spent two years living in Montreal. I didn't visit home or hang out with any Brits the whole time I was there. When I came home I had a Canadian accent when I spoke English and French! My family just laughed at me for about a week until my normal accent in English came back. But many months later, my French professor at university (with his very proper "French from France" accent) would still wince every time a little bit of Quebecois slipped out!
I realised I didn't explain the blog voices concept very well but it's just a bit of an internet meme showing the differences in accent. And it's quite fun to hear what people sound like! Below is the list of words to read and questions to answer. Leila also has been collecting the links of the sewing blogger participants!
List of words:
Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theatre, 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
List of 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?