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Do I have an accent?

I always say that I have a confused accent. On one hand, I’m from Michigan. I’ve also lived all around the Midwest. But, my mom’s from Texas and talks with a slight dialect — although it’s nothing like some of my aunts.

I think that has left me with unusual pronunciations for some words, so I’m always intrigued to hear how other peoples’ accents differ. I guess I’m not alone in this either, as the whole concept of an accent vlog has been popular for a while. In fact, it’s so popular that I can’t track down the original source. (Tell me if you know who I should give credit to!)

The premise of it is that I repeat a list of words, which have different pronunciations around the country, and answer some questions, which have different answers around the country.

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

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 use to change the TV channel?

Anyway, with no further ado, here is my first ever vlog!

Did you watch it? I’ll admit that I sometimes jump over vlogs, but these ones were always amusing to me!

If you did tune into my voice, do I sound similar to what you would have imagined? Do I have an accent?

Question: Do you think you have an accent?