Whatever your motivation for scrolling through the TikTok app during downtime or constantly refreshing your feed and the “For You Page” to stay up to date on the latest content from your favorite creators, there’s no denying that the challenges are on the app can be both addicting and tremendously amusing.
In recent months, viral videos such as the Renegade Challenge, the “Say So” Challenge, and the Naked Challenge have all gone viral, but there is a new form of film that is going viral because it is so simple to make.
With the Accent Challenge, users are having a lot of fun comparing how different accents and languages are spoken. They may do this by uploading videos of themselves and a family member comparing how words are uttered with different accents and languages.
What is the Accent Challenge on TikTok? What does it entail? Continue reading to learn more about the challenge and to view some of the most amusing videos created thus far.
Accent Challenge on Tiktok
The Accent Challenge is a straightforward exercise that may be completed during quarantine or even as part of a duet on the mobile application. Most of the films revolve on two people, and they each include an emoji of a flag symbolising the country in which the accent originates.
A participant then begins by pronouncing a term that would be pronounced differently if it were spoken with an accent. Aluminum, tomato, and squirrel are all popular terms to use as the starting point for the task.
Many of those who have created the accent films have typed the words out in the same way that the users are speaking them.
The videos have received more than 200 million views on the app, and the people who make them are having a great time doing it. A large number of people who have received thousands of views on their films have created “Part 2” material.
The challenge has been used by some to demonstrate how different accents sound the same words differently, and by others to demonstrate how words with the same meaning are interchanged depending on where you are from. During a comparison of Australian and American accents, one participant termed summer shoes “flip flops,” while another named them “thongs” in the other’s native language of English.
It is not even necessary for the accent challenge to take place amongst persons from different nations; regional accents can be used just as well (and are sometimes even funnier).
The Accent Challenge has a solo version on TikTok
There’s a variation of the video that can be done with just one person, which is becoming increasingly popular on TikTok as comparison videos between people with dramatically different accents become increasingly popular.
If you wish to take part in the challenge but everyone in your household speaks with the same accent, you can still participate by following the steps outlined below:
Many users, instead, are putting lists of words on pieces of looseleaf and reading them through with their accents, which is becoming increasingly popular.
While some people are taking this challenge seriously, others are using it as an opportunity to poke fun at preconceptions about their home country or ethnic group.
One Southerner used the moniker “Dolly Parton” to create a TikTok video. Instead of addressing her by her given name, she addressed her as “god.”
In the event that you decide to take part in the accent challenge, whether with a friend or by yourself, make sure to include the appropriate hashtag so that others may see your interpretation of the viral video challenge.