Apparently there’s this thing that lonely teenagers from Ireland and England and places like that do, where they read words aloud in front of their webcams so lonely American teenagers on Tumblr or something can hear how they talk. They call it the accent challenge, or the Tumblr Accent Challenge. Kids these days!
And do you know what one of the first words is on what seems to be the standard Tumblr Accent Challenge vocab list? “Alabama.” And they also do this thing where they ask you what you call tennis shoes or Coke (I’m totally calling it fizzy juice now) or your grandparents… or—and I think this might have even been first—throwing toilet paper over a house.
And it gave me an idea. [Can’t see the video? Try here.]
More British Dee Ford: Alter Dee-go: Case of mistaken Twitter identity leads British woman Dee Ford on journey of Auburn discovery / Auburn recruit British Dee Ford live-tweets national signing day, gets interviewed on American television, World-renowned American football fan British Dee Ford poses in Auburn gear sent to her from AU Athletics Director Jay Jacobs
More British Auburn stuff: British TV Bombshell Caroline Flack Sports Vintage Auburn Shirt in Maxim / British buzz band The Vaccines sport Auburn shirt in photo shoot / That time Auburn students called the King of England to tell him the score of the 1949 Iron Bowl / Pat Dye on the neonatal recruitment of Prince William: ‘He looks like a split end to me.’
* Auburn-educated astronaut wanted ‘War Eagle’ to be first words on the moon
* Smithsonian Magazine photographs kid in Auburn hat at Texas prom
* The WiFi Network Names of Auburn
* Auburn’s Legend of Zelda
* That time they burned the Glom
* Auburn’s 1960 cheesecake schedule
* I think of Kurt Crain
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