Friday, April 15

what kind of american do YOU speak?



Your Linguistic Profile:



85% General American English

10% Upper Midwestern

5% Midwestern

0% Dixie

0% Yankee


7 comments:

kim said...

75% General American English
15% Yankee
5% Midwestern
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Dixie

The Yankee part is pretty scary. I think it's because I "eat" some of the syllables (like the caramel being a two syllable word question).

PutYourFlareOn said...

Hmmm, this is good timing I was just talking to someone about the different regions int he US and how the English can vary. I'm from Kansas and here are my results:

70% General American English
15% Upper Midwestern
5% Dixie
5% Midwestern
5% Yankee

Glad to see that Kitty Corner made it there I use that all the freaking time and all my friends from the East Coast totally make fun of me for it.

Dixie and Yankeeness, have no clue where that came from.

ddj said...

85% General American English
10% Upper Midwestern
5% Yankee
0% Dixie
0% Midwestern

There should have been another option for "water fountain." I'm from Milwaukee, and we call it a "bubbler."

shellorz said...

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

Dude I can't believe I don't speak any Frenglish at all...

Is this test exhaustive? :rolleyes:

David said...

I don't know where the Dixie came from!

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

Sammy said...

I was Born in ALaska, grew up in Texas, lived in South Carolina, Colorado, both Washington D.C. AND Washington State, Switzerland, The Netherlands, India... and now in France... I'm suprise I didn't turn out more confused than this!!

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

Emily said...

50% General American English
40% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
5% Yankee
0% Midwestern

Looks like those Yanks didn't have too much of an impact on me. ...And to think that I thought I spoke Wall Street English!