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What type of american english do you speak?

  1. Sep 7, 2005 #1

    dduardo

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    Take the test now:

    http://www.blogthings.com/amenglishdialecttest/

    Here are my results:

    80% General American English
    15% Yankee
    5% Dixie
    0% Midwestern
    0% Upper Midwestern
     
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  3. Sep 7, 2005 #2

    russ_watters

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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...
     
  4. Sep 7, 2005 #3

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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?
     
  5. Sep 7, 2005 #4

    Bystander

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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."
     
  6. Sep 7, 2005 #5
    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 :-)
     
  7. Sep 7, 2005 #6
    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.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2005 #7
    75 - General
    15 - Dixie
    10 - Yankee

    The last time I took it I had 5% dixie.
     
  9. Sep 7, 2005 #8

    BobG

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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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  10. Sep 7, 2005 #9

    BobG

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    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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  11. Sep 7, 2005 #10
    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 :))
     
  12. Sep 7, 2005 #11
    50% Zoobie
    30% Grey Space Alien
    10% Weird, Purple Jellyfish
    5% Standard American Gibberish
    5% Inaudible To Human Hearing
     
  13. Sep 7, 2005 #12

    russ_watters

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    Well I'm 25% Scottish, so it makes sense that yours and mine are close. :uhh:
     
  14. Sep 7, 2005 #13
    For #2, we called it Goosey Night in NJ.
     
  15. Sep 7, 2005 #14

    Chi Meson

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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?")
     
  16. Sep 7, 2005 #15

    Moonbear

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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.
     
  17. Sep 7, 2005 #16
    65% General American English
    25% Upper Midwestern
    10% Midwestern
    0% Yankee
    0% Dixie
     
  18. Sep 7, 2005 #17

    iansmith

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    70% General American English
    20% Yankee
    5% Dixie
    5% Midwestern
    0% Upper Midwestern
     
  19. Sep 7, 2005 #18

    EL

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    50% General American English
    30% Yankee
    15% Dixie
    5% Upper Midwestern
    0% Midwestern
     
  20. Sep 7, 2005 #19
    75% General American English
    20% Upper Midwestern
    5% Midwestern
    0% Dixie
    0% Yankee

    I'm a midwester for sure
     
  21. Sep 7, 2005 #20

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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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