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January 31, 2011

So. Much. Garlic. Woe is me.

Hoping lots of lemon water will help. Do you guys have any suggestions?

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Perhaps some French toast will help. The French eat a lot of garlic, don’t they?

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Assembled with granola, coconut, nature’s sprinkles and Justin’s Maple Almond Butter!

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One and a half slices for each of us – yummmmm!!!

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May I Present: Kath & Matt’s Accents!

 

Still working on that garlic..

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1 Estela @ Weekly Bite January 31, 2011 at 10:11 am

You two are so cute :)

I have no tips on the garlic. Maybe lots of water, and just let it pass?
Good luck :)

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2 Jen @ keepitsimplefoods.com January 31, 2011 at 10:11 am

Lemon water is a good idea. Chewing mint or minty gum would probably do the trick as well. I usually go for a mini shot of Pepto! Works like magic- and it I secretly like the taste.

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3 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 31, 2011 at 10:12 am

Hehhehe I love your video Kath! I knew what your voice sounded like from your sardines video but I didn’t think Matt sounded like he does (and that’s totally not a bad thing!) Have a great Monday!

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4 Stacy @ Every Little Thing January 31, 2011 at 10:14 am

The French Toast looks great! I sometimes eat TUMS (even though I hate taking any meds) or drink milk/smoothies.

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5 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun January 31, 2011 at 10:14 am

Love the video! And that breakfast looks incredibly satisfying.

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6 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 31, 2011 at 10:15 am

My only suggestion is to embrace it!!! :-D I love garlic. :-)

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7 Errign January 31, 2011 at 10:15 am

Love the video – you guys are so cute! You sound less Southern in that video than some of your others. :)

I LOL’d at the “devil beating his wife” – that must be a Southern thing.

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8 Christin@purplebirdblog January 31, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I am raised in Texas and have never heard the devil beating his wife thing… it’s a sun shower! :D

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9 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan January 31, 2011 at 10:15 am

I can’t help you with the garlic. I LOOOOVE garlic and onions.

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10 Jess (Sweet Potato) January 31, 2011 at 10:16 am

The french toast looks amazing. I’ve never really been a fan of french toast, but THIS french toast looks like it could convert me…

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11 Natalia - a side of simple January 31, 2011 at 10:16 am

Speaking of garlic, I bought my mom the GG gift set for Christmas and she is absolutely hooked. She loves using it and has already told me that it is all she ever wants from me for her birthday, Christmas, and “just because I love her” gifts. :) Thanks for introducing me to it!

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12 KathEats January 31, 2011 at 10:46 am

Yay!

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13 Marisa @ Loser for Life January 31, 2011 at 10:17 am

I wouldn’t know…I constantly stink of garlic! LOL!

Mmm… love the french toast!

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14 Jess @ atasteofconfidence January 31, 2011 at 10:18 am

Haha love the video. I wish someone would call it a potato bug!

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15 Mary (How to not be...) January 31, 2011 at 10:19 am

Urgh I hate that garlic taste when you wake up! I sadly have no suggestions… Also, that video is so cute! P.S. I am originally from Barnwell, SC (which is like the boonies of Aiken)

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16 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 31, 2011 at 10:21 am

I have always loved accents too! And I don’t think Matt has too much of an accent either until he says the word “accent!” Well… and Alabama, haha.

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17 jen @ taste life January 31, 2011 at 10:21 am

Love the video! I really enjoy hearing how all you bloggers sound :)

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18 Krissy - Shiawase Life January 31, 2011 at 10:22 am

water water water….
milk or yogurt?

that french toast looks so good.

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19 faith @ gracefulfitness January 31, 2011 at 2:15 pm

I’ve heard “drink milk” as well but I think it’s most effective directly after consuming the culprit!

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20 Marci January 31, 2011 at 10:22 am

Agree with most of your answers. Fun little game to watch and hear your voices. But if y’all are Southerners, what am I in Texas?

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21 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 31, 2011 at 10:22 am

Have you tried milk? It supposedly has a deodorizing effect.

Cute video!

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22 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 31, 2011 at 10:23 am

I just watched the video, so I’m commenting again– I love the music! It makes me feel like it’s a sesame street segment or something!

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23 Kate Walsh January 31, 2011 at 10:23 am

Fun to hear the pronunciation video. I’m from Michigan and we say pop instead of soda. But both of your accents don’t sound really strong to me. Thanks for doing the video, it’s fun to hear you speaking!

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24 polly January 31, 2011 at 10:25 am

hi sweetie!
LOVED the video!
I think I have a farm girl accent. :D I say paJAMas and CRAY-on and New OrLEANS. hehe

Garlic? oh girl, you know I hate garlic. I have no advice other than to never eat it, like onions! :P XO

I will pray that Karen is okay during her treatments, she is a strong lady and has a wonderful son (s!) and a SWEET daughter in law. :) XO

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25 lynn @ the actor's diet January 31, 2011 at 10:26 am

ugh. garlic mouth. sweat it out?!

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26 Elisabeth January 31, 2011 at 10:26 am

I love these videos, but the one you two made is definitely my favorite so far! You should get Karen to make one & post it for us.

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27 KathEats January 31, 2011 at 10:46 am

Coming soon!

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28 laine @ beets, butter and mountaintops January 31, 2011 at 6:00 pm

yay! I was just coming to ask you to have Karen make one.

And I’m glad you explained about the devil beatin’ his wife. I had never heard that and wondered why that question was asked!

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29 Evan Thomas January 31, 2011 at 10:27 am

You two sound SO Southern to me, especially “lahwyer”. I’ve never heard of “rolling” or “the devil’s beating his wife”. And I just googled camel crickets and I think I’m scared to go outside.

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30 Christine @ What The Front Door?!?! January 31, 2011 at 10:27 am

Garlic breath is the worst! But soooo worth it. :-D

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31 Heather (heathers dish) January 31, 2011 at 10:30 am

Oh man I live garlic but hate when it gets stuck in my mouth! Lemon water should be good for it…I hope!

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32 Kasey January 31, 2011 at 10:31 am

It drives me crazy when people use the wrong inflection, too! My grandma (who I called Nanny) does it when she says french fries and it gets to me every time.

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33 cathyb@brightbakes January 31, 2011 at 10:33 am

your video is adorable…I love accents too! Ever since I was little I’ve loved to try to imitate them!
love,
cathyb.

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34 Karen R January 31, 2011 at 10:34 am

The devil’s beating his wife???? What???? I’ve never heard of rolling, either. Sunshowers and tp-ing, yes. And you cracked me up with sneakers being a blog thing. I’ve only ever heard them called sneakers, unless you have lots of pairs, and one is for running and one is for tennis…
What else would people call daddy longlegs, I wonder?

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35 skinnyrunner January 31, 2011 at 10:37 am

you guys are cute…
your breakfast looks like it could be a model today.

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36 Becky January 31, 2011 at 10:38 am

I loved this video. You guys are adorable. I would love to hear Karen make a video if she has such a southern accent!

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37 RhodeyGirl January 31, 2011 at 10:39 am

Eat some parsley with lemon juice squeezed over it. Sure to get rid of the garlic!

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38 RhodeyGirl January 31, 2011 at 10:44 am

Oh and I was going to do this video but I was afraid you would make fun of me!

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39 KathEats January 31, 2011 at 10:46 am

Haha – I WOULD!! In the most loving way possible :)

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40 Katherine January 31, 2011 at 10:40 am

Cute video! I think some of the questions themselves show regional bias. I don’t even know what a bunch of those things are, like the bugs and the “devil’s beating his wife” expression. I guess I’m a northerner!

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41 Eliz@The Sweet Life January 31, 2011 at 10:41 am

Those egg photos are so beautiful! Good luck with the garlic–since metal gets it off your hands, maybe suck on a spoon??

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42 Kiran January 31, 2011 at 10:45 am

Loved the accent ya’ll ;)

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43 Matt January 31, 2011 at 10:50 am

That would be spelled “y’all” since it’s a contraction of you and all. This drives me crazy, and you’d (y’all’d?) be surprised how many people get this wrong, even Southerners!

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44 Meghan January 31, 2011 at 4:37 pm

This always drives me crazy, too!

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45 Ella January 31, 2011 at 11:23 pm

me three! and I’m not even Southern. Do I get a vote on “y’all” anyway?

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46 Kris January 31, 2011 at 10:46 am

2nd the parsley for the garlic. Cute video!

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47 Katie @ peacebeme January 31, 2011 at 10:46 am

Really cool to see you on the video, made the blog so much more personable. :)

I have to say that you have way more of a Southern accent than Matt does!

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48 Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle January 31, 2011 at 10:47 am

that breakfast looks amazing!

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49 Stefanie January 31, 2011 at 10:51 am

Chewing on a coffee bean is supposed to help against garlic breath!

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50 Caroline January 31, 2011 at 10:52 am

I love y’all’s video! Being from Texas but going to school in Connecticut has definitely put a damper on my southern twang, but I will never let go of my love for the word “y’all”.

Also LOVE the fact that you call soda “coke” even when you’re not actually grabbing a Coke! My BF (from Boston) refuses to accept that anyone else in the world does this, so thank you for validating my case. French toast looks divine!!

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51 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 31, 2011 at 10:53 am

I can’t wait to watch that video. I’m obsessed with watching everyones!

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52 Mom January 31, 2011 at 10:57 am

Great video. I am going to put down the clicker and watch it again.

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53 seana January 31, 2011 at 11:04 am

Cute video. I live in upstate New York and you 2 sound pretty Southern to me. Matt has a bit more of an accent than you. Fun listening to you two.
Hope ya’ll have great day!

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54 Katy (The Singing Runner) January 31, 2011 at 11:08 am

I love the video! :D You are two are too cute!

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55 Alaina January 31, 2011 at 11:10 am

That french toast looks wonderful! First time I’ve seen that on your blog. :-)

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56 Jessica January 31, 2011 at 11:13 am

Awww, I can’t watch the video since I’m at work (then again, I shouldn’t be reading from my RSS feed at work, but I digress).

And too much garlic? No such thing! You could make a roasted garlic spread for those Matt Crackers :)

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57 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 31, 2011 at 11:18 am

Sadly, garlic is one of those things that lingers for a very long time. To get the smell off of your hands you are supposed to rub your hands on stainless steel. Maybe if you have a stainless steel spoon you could rub it on your tongue? Good luck with the garlic!

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58 Yvonne January 31, 2011 at 11:22 am

Chew on some fresh parsley and eat an apple. Something about the apples acids and enzymes help neutralize the garlic!

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59 Anne @ Baking Me January 31, 2011 at 11:26 am

What a cute video. I love to hear how people say things differently around the country. I am from Utah so I hear a lot of “mounin” (mountain), “crick” (creek), “bouniful” (bountiful). We tend to so leave out the “t”.
My suggestion for the garlic, drink a lot of water and suck on a few Altoids :)

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60 Abby January 31, 2011 at 11:29 am

I was just watching an episode of Dr. Oz this morning and he said whole milk helps with getting rid of the smell of garlic.

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61 Kara January 31, 2011 at 11:33 am

Such a cute video! My husband would never agree to do a vlog with me :)

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62 Allison @ Happy Tales January 31, 2011 at 11:39 am

I am suck a garlic fan! I understand where you’re coming from… lol

Also! where oh WHERE did you get that turquoise placemat?! i am LOVING it!

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63 KathEats January 31, 2011 at 11:45 am

Fabric.com!

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64 Allison @ Happy Tales January 31, 2011 at 8:37 pm

ppppperfect! thank you! I will be checkin’ up on that website!

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65 Shannon @ A Better Me January 31, 2011 at 11:42 am

Ah, I love french toast. I never make it at home though… I don’t know why? Looks yummy!

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66 Sheri January 31, 2011 at 11:47 am

Love the video..you two are so cute! I think you have more of an accent than Matt does. :)

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67 Jessica January 31, 2011 at 11:55 am

Embrace the yall! :D

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68 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn January 31, 2011 at 11:55 am

Mmm garlic:) I have to say, this is the most beautiful french toast I’ve ever seen!

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69 rebecca lustig January 31, 2011 at 11:58 am

his accent is much more prevalent (in my opinion)!

i love garlic. i usually just drink a ton of h20 goodness :)

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70 Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 31, 2011 at 12:01 pm

So funny! And yay for Spartanburg!

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71 Sarah (Sarah Learns) January 31, 2011 at 12:02 pm

your video is too cute! :) you both sound quite southern to me (from wisconsin!).

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72 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) January 31, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I love your Southern twang. I started to pick up some southern-y words when I was down at Duke. Y’all was one that I started saying by accident. I had a friend from Charlotte who had a thick accent. I guess she rubbed off on me.

THEN I went abroad and it got canceled with my British accent haha.

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73 Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 31, 2011 at 12:03 pm

That French toast looks fabulous! Have you started doing something new with your photos? They look as if they have a vintage feel to them. It’s nice. :)

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74 KathEats January 31, 2011 at 5:58 pm

A little more attention to detail :)

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75 colleen January 31, 2011 at 12:07 pm

love the video! I lived in NC for 4 years before moving back to the midwest for family and job reasons and I was amazed to hear I developed a slight southern accent. Y’all is probably the one word I still use alot – especially when I’ve been told ‘you guys’ could offend some women (a female elected official told me this after a presentation I gave). Interesting, never thought about that before.

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76 Christin@purplebirdblog January 31, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I don’t think Matt sounds very southern at all, but you do! I’m from Texas and have never heard of the devil beating his wife, lol!

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77 alison January 31, 2011 at 12:15 pm

know you don’t like gum; but what about one of those tongue scrapers? that and a lotta water and maybe mouthwash. i’m sure the citrus from the lemon will help a bit. good luck!

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78 Jennifer @ Frost BItes January 31, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Love your video, made me smile. I think that you have a much stronger Southern accent than Matt (I think). I’m originally from the Philippines and everyone I meet says I don’t have an accent. I’ve been here in the US for 22 years and have lived in the West Coast/Northwest for all those years. I still find it “fascinating” when I hear Southern people talk (it’s just something I don’t hear very often) but it’s certainly facsinating ~ especially the terms you use for certain objects i.e. tennis shoes vs. sneakers…and of course, Y’all.

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79 megs January 31, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Love the video! I am also a southerner without *much* of an accent, raised in Raleigh, NC. Of course, to friends on the military base from Minnesota, Michigan, northern VA, etc., I am twanging it up.

Is it just me or is it hard to understand people who talk quickly? That’s the southerner in me, I think, needing everyone to slow down the speech so I can understand ;).

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80 Susan Mc January 31, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Awesome video, totally agree on tennis shoes, coke and roly-poly bug, never heard the devil thing… and as someone who grew up out West (CA, AZ) then 20 years in Georgia, I still bounce between you guys and y’all.
Can’t wait to hear Karen, y’all need to grab Mr & Mrs Younger too!! :-)
Oh, love the text on pic look…

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81 Amanda January 31, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Matt doesn’t sound like anything I thought he would! this is so cute! Have a great day!

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82 Lindsey January 31, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I always eat a grapefruit when I have that icky garlic feeling- definitely does the trick!

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83 aubrey (italktofood) January 31, 2011 at 12:29 pm

its so crazy to hear the different ways we say words!

I did mine yesterday. Coming from Nevada, I didn’t think I had an accent. Now I just cant tell!

http://www.italktofood.com/2011/01/accent-vlog.html

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84 Elizabeth @ RunWithSneakers January 31, 2011 at 12:30 pm

“The Devil is Beating His Wife”???? Never heard that one. That’s hilarious. I can’t wait to use it. Cute video, thanks for sharing.

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85 Nikki T January 31, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I must say I haven’t heard that one either!
I’m not sure I would’ve replied with ‘Sun Shower’ right away either though…

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86 Amy January 31, 2011 at 7:56 pm

I’ve always heard it called ‘A Monkey’s Wedding’! Fun, fun video!

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87 Marlow January 31, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Camel Crickets!! I grew up in Campobello, SC (Which is in Spartanburg County) and we never had them there! But once we moved to NC, we have seen them occasionally. My mom calls them spider crickets and they are absolutely terrifying!

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88 Mom January 31, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Kath’s terror is partially my fault. I call them “Hoppy spiders.”

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89 missy January 31, 2011 at 2:41 pm

i call them “cricket hoppers!’ lol

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90 dana @ my little celebration January 31, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Cute video! And the french toast pictures were lovely. Hope you’re having a lovely Monday.
-Dana

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91 Maggie(livingfoodjunkie) January 31, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Enjoyed the video :D I’m from British Columbia, Canada and we basically say all the same things other than we say pop and I will say coke like you do with family. I get a lot hassle about that from my American friends..you mean soda right! lol The other difference is shopping cart, a lot of people here either say buggy or cart. And lasty the y’all, I say hey guys or everyone..if it works. I have been saying y’all more often though, but I blame that on my best friend from Texas hehe :D

That was a fun video to watch :) I hear accents in both of you, and they are wonderful! :)

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92 Candy (Healthy in Candy Land) January 31, 2011 at 12:49 pm

You guys are adorable!

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93 Brittany (Eating Bird Food) January 31, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Cute video! It’s fun to hear/see how people speak differently and use different words from different areas of the world.

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94 Nikki T January 31, 2011 at 12:54 pm

I know it’s a remote, but I call it a clicker too!
I’m also from Canada…
It’s pop, not soda! ;)
Maybe it’s soda-pop!?

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95 Wendy January 31, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Ha! The video sooooo made me laugh! I live in LA, and don’t hear those twangs at all-maybe a little East LA Spanglish, but definitely no twang! :) And “the devil beating his wife” and the “sun showers” were both new to me as well (perhaps because it so rarely rains here to begin with???). Thanks for posting-super fun way to start out the day!

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96 Brittany (Eating Bird Food) January 31, 2011 at 12:55 pm

PS – I call shopping carts buggies too! haha

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97 Tammy January 31, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I got a real kick out of your video! Being from Canada, I really noticed both of your accents. Some of your words/expressions were totally new to me. Oh – and I don’t call it a remote… I call it a converter!

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98 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 31, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I’m sorry that nasty garlic has overtaken your mouth – I LOVE garlic. I double it in nearly every recipe.

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99 Runeatrepeat January 31, 2011 at 1:04 pm

What program are you using for the words on your pics. I’m torn between Lightroom and Photoshop…

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100 KathEats January 31, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Photoshop Elements

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101 Jordan January 31, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Love the accent video! I was born and raised in Texas, but I don’t think I have a very strong accent; however, I use ya’ll all the time – even in work emails. I honestly don’t know what the appropriate alternative to ya’ll is …

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102 Liz January 31, 2011 at 1:09 pm

GAH! Do NOT do a Google image search of Camel Crickets! Ewww! We had them in the garage in MD and while they have been dead and gone for years I still can’t walk into the garage without peering up first! I shudder just thinking about them.

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103 Samantha January 31, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I didn’t hear much of an accent on Matt this time, but one of your how to videos he seemed to have quite an accent….

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104 Samantha January 31, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Guess it was the sweet potato vid. Maybe it’s because I’m a west coast girl that y’all seem to sound pretty southern to me:)
XO

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105 Amber K January 31, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I have never heard of “sun shower” or “the devil is beating his wife” in fact I have never heard it called anything! It rarely happens in my part of Oregon, so it’s more like “oh cool the sun is trying to peek out while it’s raining… anyway, I’m hungry let’s find food!”

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106 Jenn January 31, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Does 1.5 pieces of french toast actually fill you up?

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107 KathEats January 31, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Absolutely – especially with all of the toppings.

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108 Melissa January 31, 2011 at 1:24 pm

The video cracked me up, especially the “lahwyer,” since I am one. Here in good old southern CA, land of no accent, it’s “loy-er”, “teepeeing”, “soda,” and “cran” for crayon. And I can honestly say I have never heard anyone use y’all unless it’s on TV! Hilarious how where you live can dictate how you speak.

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109 Kristen @ That Hoosier Girl January 31, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Loved this video! I’m kinda wondering what I sound like now living in the Midwest because I know in home videos from when I was a toddler, I sounded like a straight-up southerner.

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110 Christine (The Raw Project) January 31, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Supper cute video, how fun! And the french toast looks wonderful!

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111 Jill Will Run January 31, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I’ve really liked this accent thing… it’s so fun to hear how people say things!
Here’s my entry… from a Las Vegan by way of Illinois & Utah:
http://jillwillrun.com/2011/01/28/blogger-accents/

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112 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) January 31, 2011 at 1:41 pm

That French toast looks so delish!

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113 Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) January 31, 2011 at 1:43 pm

French toast is my favorite! Your looks picture perfect, especially with all the toppings!

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114 Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 31, 2011 at 1:46 pm

All those french toast pictures!! Lovely!!!!

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115 Juliana January 31, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Hey Kath,

I`m from Germany and I had to laugh so hard when I watched your video. I was an exchange student in Kansas a couple of years ago and whenever I met people who didn´t know where I was from they would ask if I was from the South. I never knew why they thought so, but now that I´ve watched your video I kinda get it :) I do pronounce a lot of words like Matt ;)

Well, love reading you blog and I hope I´ll be able to visit your bakery sometime when I´m back in the States!

juli

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116 Emily J January 31, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Hi Kath! I first heard Matt talk on a “How to” video for sweet potato fries. I wasn’t expecting a southern accent! So, as a New Englander, tell Matt he hasn’t lost his accent, at least to my ears. Also, I’m happy to hear you two pronounce syrup correctly (Coming from a Vermonter!). : )

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117 grace b January 31, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Great video! You two are adorable.

I totally love accents too and feel like I’m getting pretty good at them, so to me I definitely hear a difference between yours (NC) and Matt’s (SC) accents. He totally has one. I guess I’ve spent a good chunk of time in those states to pick up on it a bit. As a Marylander I know that I totally have an accent (ex: Merlin, Kenislan, Bawlmer!) and I love it! :)

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118 Katherine January 31, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I’m a Marylander too (but of the close-to-DC-therefore-no-accent variety) and I can’t figure out what Kenislan is supposed to mean!

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119 Katie January 31, 2011 at 2:10 pm

LOVED the video, I actually do call soda, POP! lol! It was what everyone called it growing up and what I was used to! I do agree soda is the better term ; )

The french toast looks delish, and with Justins Almond Butter on top, perfection!

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120 Pamela January 31, 2011 at 2:10 pm

From Michigan and we call it “pop” not soda but I have family in the south so I know we are different that way. Also, in Scotland they call a shopping cart a buggy.

This was a FUN video. Thanks for sharing!

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121 Wendy January 31, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Cute video! I’m from Missouri, and never thought I had an accent. But, when I lived in middle Georgia for a year, the receptionist in the our office, who had a serious drawl, had the worst time understanding MY accent!

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122 Caro January 31, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Hey Kath!
I apologize in advance for any misusing or misspelling of words. I am not a native speaker, I am from Germany actually.
I enjoy reading your blog for about a year now. And find it very interesting to see which foods you have over there (in the US) or which foods you don`t have and to see all the small things which are different (I remember how many bloggers bought their christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving and decorated it, which is crazy early. Here we buy our tree the day before Christmas Day and put it up and decorate it on Christmas Day.) Anyway…

Something with a high fat content should help with the garlic. e.g. milk with a high fat content or cheese.

We discussed accents and dialects in class just last week. We even talked about the soda – pop thing. So to see the video was very interesting to me :)
I am studying to become an english teacher for primary school (and a german and math teacher ;) )

greetings from across the pond
Caro

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123 KathEats January 31, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Hello from far away!

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124 Sarah @ The Strength of Faith January 31, 2011 at 2:25 pm

You two are adorable! I bet it’s nice to have Matt back. :) I’ve been waiting for my voice to come back to do an accent vlog, and I think you’ve inspired me to convince my husband to do one with me. :)

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125 Eileen January 31, 2011 at 2:27 pm

You guys are adorable! I think your accents are both lovely and mild. I am as un-Southern as you can be, but even I admit that y’all is totally useful.

As for the garlic, a run should take care of it. It’s not pleasant, but it works!

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126 Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks January 31, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Loved your accent vlog! I did this the other day….so fun to hear all of the differences and similarities!

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127 Jess (Daly Authenticity) January 31, 2011 at 2:34 pm

This was hands down one of my favorite posts from you! I don’t know why! I seriously am in love with your accent! I had heard you in videos before, but for some reason, today I really could hear it! You and Matt are too cute for words!

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128 KathEats January 31, 2011 at 5:59 pm
129 Amy January 31, 2011 at 2:49 pm

my boyfriend smells like garlic all the time. lemons and chocolate!

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130 ann January 31, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Great video!

And by the way, my daughter is waiting to hear back from Davidson about admission there.

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131 KathEats January 31, 2011 at 5:59 pm

omg – good luck!!!

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132 evelyn January 31, 2011 at 3:09 pm

you guys are so adorable!!!!!

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133 evelyn January 31, 2011 at 3:11 pm

p.s. this is why I love your blog… your posts clearly show that you love doing your job, and you’re not just into a quick post to get it out of the way. everything tells a story, and you are so likeable and seem like a lot of fun!

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134 KathEats January 31, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Thanks :)

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135 Meg January 31, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I want to hear Karen’s accent!

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136 Lea @ Healthy Coconut January 31, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I love the video Kat. I met you in San Francisco for Foodbuzz so I know what your voice sounds like and I thought you had a slight southern accent. It’s cute actually. Accent is quiet a distraction when it’s too much, but yours not so much.

I don’t think Matt has any accent at all. How did he get ride of it?

I grew up in Southern California and I don’t sound like a Valley Girl like most people expect. But I did have someone comment in Florida that we talk really fast. I thought that was funny.

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137 Lea @ Healthy Coconut January 31, 2011 at 3:15 pm

I meant *how did he get RID of his accent?*

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138 Susan January 31, 2011 at 8:56 pm

I think it’s something you have to be conscious of doing. I grew up in CT and went to college outside of Boston. A lot of the people I went to school with were from or around Boston and most had pretty strong accents. One did not and she said she hated the way it sounded and felt people judged her negatively for it, so she really made an effort not to have one.

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139 Lea @ Healthy Coconut January 31, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Also, try eating dairy to get rid of garlic taste? Don’t know if it will work, but worth a try.

I know that dairy (ice cream specifically) helps rid of spicyness in your mouth and cleans your palette.

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140 Nikki (Eat Run Read Repeat) January 31, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I am so addicted to watching these Vlogs. I want to do one but I am so afraid of what my Pittsburgh accent would reveal!

Hope the garlic mouth has subsided.

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141 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 31, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Love the video!

Hate!! garlic! I know, it’s a crime to say that in the ‘sphere, but i do hate it! Avoid it at all costs! And sadly the only thing that gets rid of it..is time. Your liver has to detox it out. Nothing to really do to get rid of it faster,not that ive found :(

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142 Jack O'Brien January 31, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I also call a remote/clicker a “changer”. My boyfriend ALWAYS makes fun of me for this! haha

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143 Maggie(livingfoodjunkie) January 31, 2011 at 7:59 pm

lol thinking about now..I do sometimes say “where is the channel changer?” hehe Your are not alone with that one!

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144 Justeen @ Blissful Baking January 31, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Try eating some ginger maybe? :)
Cute video!

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145 Kaitlin January 31, 2011 at 3:37 pm

According to my grandmother, the secret to getting rid of garlic bread is fresh parsley. Eat a handfull’s worth, and you should be good to go.

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146 Robin January 31, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Loved the video! Where does “the devil beating his wife” come from??? I’ve never heard that one. I’m from the midwest, and I grew up calling the remote control “the tuner”… but I must admit that as a child it was my job to physically get up and be “the tuner” because there was no remote control back then!!! And yes, we say ‘pop.’

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147 KathEats January 31, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Tuner!? Lol.

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148 marie January 31, 2011 at 3:53 pm

The pop/soda/coke thing is very interesting.

I’m in Ottawa, Canada, and pop is definitively the one used in the English language.

And the French Canadian way to say it is either “boisson gazeuse” which roughly translates to “gaseous drink” or most-used/slang way is “liqueure”, which translates to English as “liquor”, even though its obviously not liquor and only a pop.

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149 Julieanne January 31, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Okay, I didn’t have time to go through everyone’s comments, so I don’t know if someone mentioned it, but milk gets rid of or at least lessens the smell of garlic on your breath. The higher the fact content, the better it’s supposed to work.

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150 Robyn January 31, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Very cute video! ^_^

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151 Lola January 31, 2011 at 5:10 pm

I’m 100% with Matt regarding “y’all”. Hailing from Austin, TX (but born in California, raised by non-Texans), I haven’t even a trace of a southern accent except for my use of this word. Also, although it may be wrong, I know I tend to negatively stereotype those with a southern twang, so I’ve made attempts to cut “y’all” out of my vocabulary. But then one day I put my foot down and decided to be a loyal “y’all-sayer”, because: It makes sense. It’s useful. And, as we can look to some of our most beloved fellow contractions, “we’d”, “they’re”, “can’t”, Y’ALL is in complete concordance with the grammar bylaws of our fine language and should be incorporated as such!! I meannnnn, I’m just sayin’…

BUT as Matt pointed out above, it is a shame and I dare say, sacrilege, to improperly place the apostrophe. If you’re going to use “y’all”, please respect the word and do so correctly.

Peace & Love. I’m out.

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152 Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) January 31, 2011 at 5:26 pm

YES! You should have your MIL do ‘the words’ !! Loved the video you guys.

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153 Caitlin January 31, 2011 at 5:43 pm

love the accent video! I have never heard of a sunshower either! lol

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154 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen January 31, 2011 at 5:52 pm

haha I love the video! I want to do this…and that french toast looks incredible.

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155 Joanna January 31, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Love the video! Can’t wait for Karen’s. I also call a “sun shower” (i never heard that before) “the Devil is beating his wife.” I grew up in the suburbs of DC, where my mother was also raised, and she sounds much more southern than people who live in the DC area do today. It’s more in her phrases and terms of speech than the accent, though. And although I didn’t grow up where people say it, I use y’all often because I’m lazy and it’s much easier to say. I also use coke for every kind of soda, and have been known to ask “what kind of coke would you like?”

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156 Molly January 31, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Oh man…I googled “camel cricket” like you suggested! I hope I don’t have nightmares! Gross!

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157 Hannah January 31, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Surely that French Toast would cure anyone of anything!! Amazing!

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158 Katy January 31, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Loved the video. You both pronounce your words like most native Californians (which surprised me!), but with a twang. Except law-yer, most of us saw loy-er.

I’d say the biggest giveaway that I’m from CA is my use of “hella.” It never gets old.

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159 KathEats January 31, 2011 at 6:55 pm

I saw hella all the time :)

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160 Chelsea January 31, 2011 at 7:39 pm

It’s a Northern California thing. You’ll never catch me saying hella!

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161 Katy February 1, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Straight-up! I’m from the Bay Area.

Does “a grip” suit you better? I went to college in San Diego and I could never fully adopt it.

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162 Lea @ Healthy Coconut February 1, 2011 at 12:57 pm

So funyy…I say “a grip” and didn’t even think those were something special. I grew up in SoCal and went to college in San Diego.

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163 kaila @ healthy helper! January 31, 2011 at 6:47 pm

haha loved the video! it’s so funny that you mentioned you never say pop….because that’s all we say up here in western new york! you would never hear anyone saying soda or anything of the like lol! it’s so interesting to see how other people pronounce things and how things are known by different words depending on what part of the country you are in.

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164 Alyssa January 31, 2011 at 6:49 pm

so funny, i thought the most bizarre thing you pronounced was “emphasis” and “syllable”– i have never heard anyone pronounce the words like that in my life! I’m born and raised in the Pacific NW (Seattle) and never think of us having a very distinct accent– so it’s fun to see how different you guys talk in the south. I would say 99% of the people here say pop instead of soda… and i think for rain when it’s sunny out, most people would call that a “drizzle” or “sprinkle” or “it’s sprinkling outside” here. “Sprinkle” is probably more appropriate and common here. “Drizzle” is probably more for when it’s gray outside– which is 99% of the time.

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165 KathEats January 31, 2011 at 6:55 pm

those were jokes!!!!!!!!! I don’t really say them like that

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166 Alyssa January 31, 2011 at 10:45 pm

ha!!!!!! okay, thought that was a little strange haha

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167 Aly January 31, 2011 at 7:07 pm

OMGosh! Too funny! I’m from NY and we say potato bugs, sun showers, and POP! I worked in a restaurant for YEARS and was reprimanded from a customer for saying soda :)

And Kath, your breakfasts always look fab-u-lous!! Just curious . . . about how much time do take each day to whip up such a gourmet feast and where does your inspiration come from? Cooked pears with maple and orange zest? Nice.

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168 KathEats January 31, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Maybe 20 minutes MAX. I am too hungry in the morning to wait for things to bake or do much more than assemble. Pancakes/ french toast are my max time breakfasts!

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169 Bridget January 31, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Cute video! I didn’t think you guys pronounced any of the words from the list different than I do (I’m from Chicago) but just generally when you speak I can hear a Southern accent. And the only terminology I would choose differently was pop! Soft drink is ok, but definitely pop not soda :)

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170 Kaci January 31, 2011 at 7:24 pm

What a yummy looking breakfast and super fun video!! I laughed so much. =)

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171 Vanessa January 31, 2011 at 7:35 pm

You guys are adorable. Love the video! The other day I googled camel crickets because I didn’t know what they were. Biggest. Mistake. Ever. Gahhh! I feel your pain!!!

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172 Laurie January 31, 2011 at 7:35 pm

Great video!!! You guys were so great! I’m glad the answers ‘y’all’ had were the same ones I mostly had! I’m like Matt, never knew sun shower had a name to it!

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173 Kristin R. January 31, 2011 at 7:39 pm

You guys are super cute. To a Californian, your accents are very southern- soft and syrupy. I love it!

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174 Chelsea January 31, 2011 at 7:41 pm

As a linguist, you know that I loved this. You definitely say “y’all” I promise :) I had never heard “rolled” before and you say “lawyer” the way my mother does.

I never said “y’all” but now I do. I don’t know why Boise would do that to me?!?! I think I write it more than say it though.

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175 Andy January 31, 2011 at 8:02 pm

The devil beating his wife…? I’ve never heard that in all my days! We don’t call it anything special in Missouri – but I’d be sure to look for a rainbow if that was happening. I don’t think either of you have an especially “southern” accent – maybe on a few words but nothing extreme. I have a good friend from S Carolina and she’s a southern belle through and through – I love her dearly! One thing I noticed she says differently is that when you want to turn something off, like a light or the stove she says, “cut it off”. You and your hubby make a darling couple!

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176 Dee January 31, 2011 at 8:09 pm

That was such a cute video!

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177 Elise Anderson January 31, 2011 at 8:23 pm

I’m late in getting to this (I don’t read blogs until the end of the day), but try gargling a little bit of baking soda dissolved in water next time you have garlic breath. Baking soda gargle worked wonderfully for me recently (I was sick and ate a clove of raw garlic a night, several nights in a row, for the natural antibiotic properties…I know…but it worked!).

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178 Jenna January 31, 2011 at 9:15 pm

You guys are so cute! And neither of you sounded like what I expected, which is so interesting. You said that you went to college with quite a few people from Canada, though I’m not sure exactly where. Do you guys think that Canadians have a distinct accent? I ask because I’m from Alberta and I always wonder what people from the South think I sound like.

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179 KathEats January 31, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Definitely! It’s kind of like those big north states :)

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180 natalie (the sweets life) January 31, 2011 at 9:43 pm

you guys are too cute, this was fun to watch :) I remember thinking you had a little bit of an accept when i met you!!

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181 Suzanne January 31, 2011 at 10:02 pm

I really enjoyed your accents video! I even paused Gossip Girl to watch it. :)

You and Matt definitely have Southern accents. I never really associated Southern accents with lower intelligence (as Matt mentioned). I always found the accent very warm, sweet and welcoming.
I’m from New Jersey, and am always hearing Jersey and New York accents, so the Southern accent sounds nicer on the ears sometimes. :)
Looking forward to some more vidoes!

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182 Amy February 1, 2011 at 12:12 am

So cute. I’m from Maryland, and I say “the devil’s beating his wife” too!!! I couldn’t believe none of the other blogger videos said this. I had never heard of a sun shower. And I grew up saying tennis shoes, until I went north to college and everyone called them sneakers.

Have you ever had “stuffed ham”? It’s a southern/Maryland thing that most people have never heard of, but it is the one meat I miss around the holidays (since I’m a veghead).

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183 Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf February 1, 2011 at 1:25 am

Haha! I say y’all, soda, and coke. But my need to write in proper English keeps me from writing “y’all” or “coke” very much.

I’ve never heard of the sun being out when it’s raining, let alone a term for it!

For a born and bred Texan, I don’t have much of an accent compared to others, but when I get around people with heftier drawls, or if I go to the city, or if I’m feeling tired, silly, or excited, it comes out more.

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184 Charlene February 1, 2011 at 5:42 am

I love these vlog series going around with all the bloggers – as an Aussie I’ve never actually picked up the difference between all the US accents though I can pick out the totally obvious differences e.g. New York accent vs Southern accent…but interesting to hear the regional differences. Some things which I thought were ‘universal’ English aren’t (though totes obvious when I hear it) e.g. shopping cart – we say trolley. The devil beating his wife is a completely foreign concept!

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185 Marieke February 1, 2011 at 6:23 am

This is a great post. I am Dutch, living in Scotland UK and always enjoy hearing different accents from everywhere. Some people here say I sound Scottish, some say Irish, some say that I have a vague Dutch accent (been here for a while) but I’ve also been mistaken for Swedish (maybe that’s the pale skin and blonde hair..) or they think I’m British but just can’t place where exactly from. It’s odd how different people have different ideas! I love twangs, accents, dialects, whatever you want to call it. Here, the word for soda is “juice”. At first I really didn’t get it when my husband told me we needed to get juice and went straight for the Diet Coke.. One of the many examples! Anyway, you two are a lovely couple!

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186 Lee February 1, 2011 at 8:10 am

I had my husband, who is from South Carolina, do this last night and his answers were very similar to yours and Matt’s – especially the devil beating his wife. I’d never heard that! But apparently, my husband says it.

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187 Charise February 1, 2011 at 8:17 am

I for some reason never put two and two together with you being from the south – I was surprised by your bit of southern drawl! You guys are super adorable together.

I was raised in the suburbs of Chicago and used to have a bit of the nasally accent, but 5 years in central Ohio, the land of the neutral accent perfect for broadcasting, and I am losing it. It kind of makes me sad!

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188 Amanda February 1, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Love love love your video. I can hear a teensy bit of an accent in both of you, depending on the words, but definitely not a strong NC accent. A lot of my family is from there and they say some crazy things :) I’m SO glad to find others that embrace “y’all,” it IS so convenient to use. We always called them granddaddy long legs. I just looked up that they are actually called Harvestmen. Never heard that in my life. Also, I’ve definitely heard of the devil’s beating his wife, but I have never ever heard of a sunshower. Looked like you had a lot of fun with this!

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189 bitt February 1, 2011 at 9:56 pm

To my northern ear you both have accents! But I am sure compared to others they are not as strong, I mean, I could understand you at least. I like southern accents more than some others.

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190 April February 8, 2011 at 2:37 pm

I’m so behind on my blogs, but I just watched your accent vlog and loved it! I’m from Knoxville, TN and I have to say the “Devil’s Beatin His Wife” thing made me laugh. That’s what my family always said about rain when the sun’s shining so I’m glad we’re not the only ones! My mom also says buggy for the term shopping cart. I used to until my midwestern husband shamed me out of it :).

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