Thursday, April 21, 2005

What Kind of American English Do You Speak?




Your Linguistic Profile:



65% General American English

10% Dixie

10% Midwestern

10% Upper Midwestern

5% Yankee



12 comments:

Peter said...

AD: Help? How to I re-format the html code to make the text show up black?
. . . helplessly yours,
Peter

A. D. said...

Peter-

Try this:

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<table style="color:black;" width=400 align=center border=1 bordercolor=black cellspacing=0 cellpadding=2><br /><tr><td align="center" bgcolor="#A8FFB3"><br /><h3>Your Linguistic Profile:</h3><br /></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#D9FFD8"><br />65% General American English</td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#A8FFB3"><br />10% Dixie</td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#D9FFD8"><br />10% Midwestern</td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#A8FFB3"><br />10% Upper Midwestern</td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#D9FFD8"><br />5% Yankee</td></tr></table><br /><br /><div align="center"><br /><a href="http://www.blogthings.com/amenglishdialecttest/">What Kind of American English Do You Speak?</a><br /></div>
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Peter said...

AD: You are a gentleman and a scholar. I owe you one, man.
xo
Peter

A. D. said...

No worries. I got your back.

C. Dale said...

According to this quiz, I speak 50% Yankee, 45% general American English, and 5% Southern. Jesus!

C. Dale said...

Jeez, I am a Yankee. There is no Southern. It was 5% Dixie!

Peter said...

C Dale: It must be all that *New England* Review reading (grin).

Radish King said...

I speak 100% Jesus.

Robert said...

I'm 65% General with a heavy dose of Upper Midwestern on the side, which I guess makes sense as my mother is from northern Wisconsin.

C. Dale said...

Peter,

Ha! I think it may be having lived in Boston and gone to school there for a while. I didn't realize how much it affected my English. Personally, I am fairly sure my diction and speech is more likely a product of my mother being English. Who knows?

jenni said...

45% gen english
30% dixie
15% yank
10% midwestern

my life path # is 11
my true birth month is Sept
my inner european is dutchI'm going to die at age 79
i act like im 15
and my rising sign is Pisces.

:)

Peter said...

Oh Jenni: you are too funny! It's a found poem. Luv it.