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    Idita-Rock-n-Roll Tonichelle's Avatar
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    What Kind of American English do you speak?

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

    Your Linguistic Profile:
    80% General American English
    10% Yankee
    5% Dixie
    5% Upper Midwestern
    0% Midwestern
    Last edited by Tonichelle; 04-18-2005 at 01:04 PM.

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    Your Linguistic Profile:

    40% Dixie
    30% General American English
    20% Yankee
    5% Midwestern
    5% Upper Midwestern

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    Your Linguistic Profile:
    65% General American English
    25% Yankee
    5% Dixie
    5% Upper Midwestern
    0% Midwestern


    Yana

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    Fun poll! Here's mine:

    45% General American English
    35% Yankee
    15% Dixie
    0% Midwestern
    0% Upper Midwestern

    I've lived in Philly all my life!
    Last edited by iluvtodd; 04-18-2005 at 04:24 PM.

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    My Linguistic Profile:

    45% Yankee
    40% General American English
    10% Dixie
    5% Upper Midwestern
    0% Midwestern

    I was raised in Boston. If I'm not actually playing "tennis," then I think calling sneakers "tennis shoes" is just plain ridiculous!

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    45% General American English
    35% Yankee
    15% Upper Midwestern
    5% Dixie
    0% Midwestern

    I live outside of Bahstun....

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    Your Linguistic Profile:
    70% General American English
    15% Dixie
    10% Yankee
    5% Midwestern
    0% Upper Midwestern
    I've noticed that my vocabulary has changed quite a bit since I moved from Eastern KY.

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    65% Yankee
    35% General American


    I really love New England.

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    Mine surprised me...

    55% General American English
    20% Yankee
    15% Dixie
    5% Midwestern
    5% Upper Midwestern

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    60% General American English
    25% Upper Midwestern
    10% Yankee
    5% Midwestern
    0% Dixie

    I guess Michigan is Upper Midwestern? I have no idea what that one word even is, "croller" or however it was spelled. Anyone know what that is? It's definitely "pop" and "grocery cart" and "drinking fountain" and "tennis shoes". I think that cellars and basements are two different things.

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    I have no clue why mine came out this way:

    75 % Gen. Am. English
    15% Upper Mid Western
    10% Dixie
    0% Mid West
    0% Yankee...............42

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    This was mine:

    80% General American English
    15% Yankee
    5% Dixie
    0% Midwestern
    0% Upper Midwestern

    I noticed they don't have a West Coast or Southern California English! LOL! They could ask "Do you ever say 'dude'?" or "Do you say 'like' a lot?" or "Do you speak slowly?"

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    85% General American English
    5% Dixie
    5% Midwestern
    5% Yankee
    0% Upper Midwestern

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    Lucy, a cruller is basicallly a glazed or sugared donut. Around here, it means a fried cake made of two twisted pieces of dough. Though some people will call a ring-type donut a cruller (to me, a round donut is a donut). Hey, do you think we could get Krispy Kreme to twist some of their dough and bring the word "cruller" back into use?

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    65% General American English
    10% Midwestern
    10% Upper Midwestern
    10% Yankee
    5% Dixie

    Dee

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