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The world's such an awfully big place

I've always thought of myself as fairly well-travelled...but when I look at the map and the places I've been, I feel humbled at the realisation and awed at the prospect of what's still out there for me, currently unexplored, to discover.

visited 26 states (11.5%)
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visited 4 states (8%)
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Next, I really, really, really want to visit Iceland...but I'll probably head off to the UK again before too long.

This is the list of words, and the list of questions:

Say These 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

Now answer these questions:

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bug that when you touch 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?



( 3 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
Jan. 24th, 2011 08:07 am (UTC)
What is your accent? I can't figure it out!
Jan. 24th, 2011 09:55 am (UTC)
Good question! I don't think I can answer that. I could be flippant and say it's Dutch, only...it really is nothing of the sort.

We were taught something approaching RP in school. But then, when I was about 15, 16 years of age, we took in a couple of lodgers from Birmingham (actually, I found them in the street, took them home, fed them, and persuaded my mum and dad to let them stay for a while - about two years, as it turned out) and my marks went down as fairly soon after, my teacher no longer had a clue as to what I was saying. Some years later, I went to study at Leicester University, where I met students from all over the UK, and I guess my accent became sort of a mishmash of all the different regional accents I came into contact with there. And then after I got back to The Netherlands, I worked at hp with ex-pat Brits and a handful of Americans for 15 years...
Jan. 27th, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
Well, I was listening for Dutch but heard something more/different! I love hearing the world's different accents.

Interesting to hear your history — thanks for that! :)
( 3 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )