PermaLinkWhat Kind of American English Do You Speak?
09:13:14 PM

This is via Bob Congdon. Apologies to my non-US readers. Then again, it might be fun for you to try this one, too.


Your Linguistic Profile:

45% General American English
45% Yankee
10% Dixie
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern
What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

I have no idea how the 10% Dixie snuck in there. Otherwise, I'm not surprised.

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1. Rob McDonagh04/21/2005 09:45:22 PM
Homepage: http://www.CaptainOblivious.com


I got almost exactly the same score (5% Midwestern and only 40% General American English being the difference), which I guess isn't too shocking since we live in neighboring states. I think the assumptions re: classification on this survey are flawed.

Somebody at (insert fancy university here - Harvard? MIT?) ran a massive language drift website a couple of years ago. It was an extremely thorough survey, and they mapped the results for each question. It showed that some linguistic patterns occur in widely separated regions of the country. Fascinating, really. So whatever questions that 10% Dixie result refers to, there are apparently clusters of people who speak that way in both Dixie and New England.




2. Gerco Wolfswinkel04/22/2005 02:25:35 AM
Homepage: http://www.domino-weblog.nl


My score:

50% General American English
30% Dixie
15% Yankee
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

The 30% dixie is surprising me. Probably watched too much 'Dukes of Hazzard', when I was a kid




3. Almar Diehl04/22/2005 02:46:37 AM
Homepage: http://www.domino-weblog.com


My score:

65% General American English
20% Dixie
15% Yankee
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern




4. Ben Langhinrichs04/22/2005 08:44:38 AM
Homepage: http://www.GeniiSoft.com


My score:
70% General American English
15% Upper Midwestern
15% Yankee
0% Dixie
0% Midwestern




5. Bruce Perry04/22/2005 09:49:22 AM


Here's my score

45% Yankee
35% General American English
10% Upper Midwestern
5% Dixie
0% Midwestern

Given the limited number of choices, changing one or two choices could affect your score a lot. I note that certain Massachusetts-specific choices didn't make the list.

Tonic = soda
Bubbler = drinking fountain

They're maybe less common now than they were, but you still hear them (in eastern MA anyway).




6. jonvon04/22/2005 02:48:08 PM
Homepage: http://jonvon.net


70% General American English
20% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
5% Yankee
0% Midwestern

which i guess is about what i'd think too. i thought the dixie might be higher, i spent some time as a child in backwoods florida. out in "the boonies" as we called it, or the country. they all called me City Boy.




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