What type of american english do you speak?

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55% General American English
35% Yankee
5% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

Edit: that would have been substatially different two years ago when I lived in Pascagoula, MS...
 
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50% General American English
25% Yankee
20% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

Is that bad?
Are Upper midwesterners good people?
 
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70, 15, 10, 5, 0 --- last time I saw this, G. Amer. was called "midwest," and there was a distinction between "NE" and "Yankee."
 
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55% General American English
20% Yankee
10% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

considering I am from Glasgow Scotland originally that blows that test right out of the water :-)
 
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65% General American English
15% Upper Midwestern
15% Yankee
5% Dixie
0% Midwestern


Which is funny because I am from the Midwest, but got 0% Midwestern.
 
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75 - General
15 - Dixie
10 - Yankee

The last time I took it I had 5% dixie.
 
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75% General American English
15% Upper Midwestern
5% Dixie
5% Midwestern
0% Yankee

Just because you can speak English, doesn't make you a citizen. Could you pass the US citizenship test? I got 10 of 10, but I have to admit, one was little more than a guess (I knew when it was approved, but not when it was written).
 
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arildno said:
50% General American English
25% Yankee
20% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

Is that bad?
Are Upper midwesterners good people?
No.

They don't like it when someone from Kansas ("Can's Ass") says "warsh" or "fal" or "chock-lit". They think those words are pronounced "wahsh", "fowul", and "chocolate".

Of course, a lot of Upper Midwestern folks are of Scandinavian descent, so they might like you. Edit: My bad, I didn't notice the 20% Dixie you speak. You're hosed - they'll tie you up and leave you abandoned in a fishing shack on Lake Woebegone.
 
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60% General American English
25% Yankee
15% Dixie
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

I had to just choose some of the answers at random, because for some of them I wouldn't say any of those words (it's not a shopping cart, it's a trolley! :p :))
 
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50% Zoobie
30% Grey Space Alien
10% Weird, Purple Jellyfish
5% Standard American Gibberish
5% Inaudible To Human Hearing
 
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Anttech said:
55% General American English
20% Yankee
10% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

considering I am from Glasgow Scotland originally that blows that test right out of the water :-)
Well I'm 25% Scottish, so it makes sense that yours and mine are close. :uhh:
 
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For #2, we called it Goosey Night in NJ.
 
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50% yankee, 40% Gen Am. (that seems to be Southern Connecticut in a nutshell), 5% dixie (that must've been my 5 years at UVA),
0% midwestern. (No surprises, I freaked out the first time someone asked "Do you want a sack for your pop?")
 
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45% General American English
45% Yankee
10% Dixie
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

Juvenal, where the heck in NJ are you from? It's always been mischief night in NJ.

I had a hard time with some of the choices, because I either wanted to choose "all of the above" or "none of the above." Like, #10, I would never use any of those terms. But, for "route," I pronounce it either way, it just depends on which road I'm talking about.
 
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65% General American English
25% Upper Midwestern
10% Midwestern
0% Yankee
0% Dixie
 
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70% General American English
20% Yankee
5% Dixie
5% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern
 
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50% General American English
30% Yankee
15% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern
 
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75% General American English
20% Upper Midwestern
5% Midwestern
0% Dixie
0% Yankee

I'm a midwester for sure
 
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60% General American English
25% Yankee
15% Dixie
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

Not that I really have any idea what that means.

And tell me, when it's raining while the sun is shining, who in the world says "the devil is beating his wife"!?
 
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50% General American English
30% Yankee
20% Dixie
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

But I think most of all I speak american english norwegian :biggrin:
 
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70/10/10/5/5
 
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There is a flaw in this test that would allow them to distinguish more:

You drink from:

A water fountain
A drinking fountain
OR A BUBLER!!!1
 
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Anttech said:
55% General American English
20% Yankee
10% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

considering I am from Glasgow Scotland originally that blows that test right out of the water :-)
You're missing 10% somewhere.

Mine are :

65% General American English
20% Yankee
10% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern
 
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55% General American English
30% Yankee
10% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

And I'm a Slav.
 

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