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248.A Fragmented Blur

You might have noticed the lack of a Slow Cooker Saturday recipe this week.  Well, that’s because the only thing I ended up making in the slow cooker this week was more falafels

Last week was one of those weeks that is little more than a blur now.

I kept meaning to write, but it never happened.

Monday was Wednesday and then it was Friday and now it’s Monday again.  I hate it when that happens.

I just had a lot going on.

I was fighting with my insurance company.  I bought a new bed.  We worked on the bathroom.  (Update to come this week!)

I cooked but nothing I made was new or exceptional.

I had a minor panic attack at the realization my first half marathon on the year is in nine weeks, and my training is way off.

I hit the road for a run.  I did some CoreFusion.

I got ready for March to start.

242. The Long Over Due Dialect Vlog (which actually includes the video this time!)

At long last…the dialect vlog I intended to post over a week ago!

I am absolutely in love with the idea behind the dialect vlog.  When I read a blog, I create a “voice” for the blogger in my head: what I think they sound like based on their writing.  I think it’s so cool to hear their voice and see how it sounds compared to the voice I’ve created for them.

My “script” is below the video.

The Words

Aunt, 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

The 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?

As promised, here are a few word pronunciations and phrases that are pretty Chicago specific.

Root, roof, Roosevelt, Chicago, sausage

Highways or Interstates are called tollways or expressways.

Bratwursts are brats

Food goes in the fridge not the refrigerator.

Fronch room is a living room, generally in the front of the house.  I’m pretty sure this is specific to the south side of Chicago.  This is one I don’t actually use.  My mom didn’t grow up on the south side so she always called it the living room and so do I, but a lot of my friends do.

**Wikipedia confirms my comment about the Midwestern accent.

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