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 type of video 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 can do this by uploading videos of themselves and a family member comparing how words are said with different accents and languages.
What is TikTok's Accent Challenge? To learn more about the challenge and to see some of the funniest videos, keep reading.
What is the Accent Challenge on TikTok?
The Accent Challenge is a straightforward exercise that can be completed during quarantine or even as part of a duet on the mobile application. Most of the videos revolve around two people, and they each include an emoji of a flag representing the country in which the accent originates.
A participant then begins by pronouncing a word that would be pronounced differently if it were spoken with an accent. Aluminum, tomato, and squirrel are all popular words to use as the starting point for the challenge.
Many of those who have created the accent videos have written 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 so. A large number of people who have received thousands of views on their videos have created “Part 2” material.
The challenge has been used by some to demonstrate how different accents pronounce 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 called summer shoes “flip flops,” while another called them “thongs.” in the other's native language of English.
It is not even necessary for the accent challenge to take place between people from different countries; regional accents can be used just as effectively (and are sometimes even funnier).
You can also do the Accent Challenge on TikTok by yourself if you're feeling brave
There's a version of the video that can be done with just one person, which is becoming increasingly popular on TikTok as comparison videos between people with vastly different accents become increasingly popular. If you want 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 posting 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 stereotypes about their home country or ethnic group.
One Southerner used the name “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 can see your interpretation of the viral video challenge.