The Dialect Quiz: We Want To Hear From YOU!

Tomorrow (Friday, 6/7) I am going to host a link-up that will start at 6 a.m. central and will run for a week surrounding how you say certain words or what you call certain things. This is based on a recent Huffington Post article surrounding Joshua Katz's work. I have always been fascinated by words, vocabulary and accents. It would be SO MUCH FUN if you recorded yourself answering these questions and then linked up your video tomorrow morning here in the Break Room! If you don't want to show us what you look like, show us anyway. If you really don't, you can just record your voice. (We want to see you, though!) You can link up the video that is in a blog post of yours or you can link up a YouTube video- whatever you would like to do. After we're done, I will grab a bowl of popcorn and just stare at you guys for hours!

And don't freak out about the link-up process. It's as easy as making Ramen Noodles.

Here are the questions:
1. What is the generic term for sweetened carbonated beverages?
2. What do you call the miniature lobster that you find in lakes and streams?
3. What is that thing called that kids drink water from in the hallways at schools?
4. What do you call rubber-soled shoes that you wear to the gym? Or to run? Or to go to Target?
5. Does someone cut the grass? Cut the lawn? Mow the grass? Mow the lawn?
6. What is the general term for that big road where people, like, drive really, really fast?
7. What do you call a group of two or more people?

Here are the words:
How do you pronounce:
8. Syrup?
9. Pecan?
10. Pajamas?
11. Mayonnaise?
12. Lawyer?
13. Crayon?
14. Marry/merry/Mary?
*15. Doesn't Pepto Bismol taste really, really good?

*Total bonus question.

It may be helpful to have the questions/words written down on a piece of paper so that we can follow along with you better. It's up to you. I don't want you to think I'm getting all bossy or something.

I can't wait to see and hear you! I'm doing split leaps because I'm so excited!

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