Woo, I made my first video! I’m talking about a couple of vintage books Dave and I have picked up. You don’t get to see my face (still building up to that), but you do get to hear my weird ass accent. I seem to start off a little German but then turn pretty much completely Scottish about a minute in. I’m really surprised just how Scottish I actually sound!
Oh, and the French tongue twister I’m talking about in the video is ‘Didon dina, dit-on, du dos dodu d’un dindon’. I just looked it up and apparently it means ‘They say that Dino dined off the back of a fat turkey’. I can see how that works now, though it seems to me that dodu (presumably meaning fat) refers to the the back rather than the turkey. There’s also a variation ‘Didon dina, dit-on, de dix dos dodus de dix dodus dindons’ which adds the word ‘ten’ to mean ‘They say that Dido dined off the ten fat backs of ten fat turkeys’. Oh, I love language!
Can I also say that uploading videos takes FOREVER. It’s like in the old days when downloadable music first became available. I honestly can’t wait around for almost two hours very often. It’s a shame, because the making of it was really fun, and I’d like to do more. I’ll try switching to the lowest quality next time to see if that makes a difference. And maybe then I’ll actually let you see my face!
But anyway, do you like it? Something you’d like to see more of? Yay or Nay?