13 April 2005

Dialects Quiz

I want y'all to know that I am still 61% dixie. What are you?

5 Comments:

Blogger Lee H. said...

81% Dixie. I'm surprised it's that high, because native Atlantans (like me!) have a slightly different accent than the rest of the state. (For one thing, we talk FAST, where the usual southern accent is slower.) It's so rare to FIND a native Atlantan anymore that I think the dialect is probably dying out, but I still recognize it in people when I meet them.

11:50 AM, April 13, 2005  
Blogger CatsFive said...

I love these online quizzes. I've enjoyed the online IQ ones, for instance (though it took me five tries to reach triple digits, LOL). Some of them are stupid-- like the virgin index or whatever-- but there are quite a few high quality ones on the 'net. I'd love to maybe find a page with links to some of the best of them or something. They are fun.

12:39 PM, April 13, 2005  
Anonymous Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

49% (Yankee). Barely into the Yankee category.

Which is sort of odd, as I've basically spent my whole life in Seattle. Although, I think my score might be partially because of my use of "Y'all". I'd be interested to see a more specialized quiz, though, like, broken down by other regions, like, say the NE US, or the Great Lakes Region, etc., (sorta like the answers given imply they have the data on). Mainly because I tend to use language that's sort of from all over. I mean, I use "wicked" quite a bit, which is pretty much, like New England.

4:13 AM, April 14, 2005  
Anonymous Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

Oh, actually found one!
http://www.blogthings.com/amenglishdialecttest/

It's got some of the same questions, and some different ones. (Like, apparently, some folks call it when it's raining while the sun is shining "The Devil Beating His Wife". I had no idea about that. I usually just call it "Awesome", because I really like those types of things.

Your Linguistic Profile:
65% General American English
15% Yankee
10% Dixie
10% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

9:00 PM, April 14, 2005  
Blogger CatsFive said...

Looks like you and I are really similar! I love these things.

Your Linguistic Profile:
60% General American English
15% Dixie
15% Yankee
5% Midwestern
5% Upper Midwestern

3:10 PM, April 17, 2005  

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