2008-12-07

What kind of English do you speak?




Your Linguistic Profile:



60% General American English

20% Yankee

15% Upper Midwestern

0% Dixie

0% Midwestern



I guess that makes sense. Though I'm not sure where the extra 5% went...

I spent 18 years in NYC and the next 20 year in the Rocky Mountain states and Seattle. Those who notice my accent usually think I'm from Boston. Unless I start talking about accents or I am really tired. Or I've had a few drinks. Then I actually start talking like a normal person (those most people oddly say that's a NY accent (what do they know?)).

I found this quiz over at The Creative Nerd.

12 comments:

Mel said...

too funny! I was raised in Wisconsin (wis-cahn-sen), and have spent a number of years (2 stints) in Oklahoma.

The Okies called me a Yankee, the Cheeseheads called me a Redneck. I can't win.

Want to hear what a ticked off hick sounds like? Pass me a 5th of tequila...

Perky said...

I took mine and my results was:
55% General American English
20% Yankee
15% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

I think I got them from watching too much tv. hehehe

Duni said...

LOL.
I had private schooling and my English teacher was an American from Ohio. Yet I was brought up in a very British environment. When people hear me speak English they think I'm Canadian!!!
btw, English is my second language - I'm German.

Robin said...

I'm in Canada but originally from England so my accent is somewhat mixed (the English accent comes out with the more I have to drink). I've traveled extensively in the US and when down south it's hard to know what language they're speaking!

Cheers!

PassionateGreen said...

Thanks for sharing that - very interesting! :-)

haleyhughes said...

It has me pegged right: 70 general American, 35 Upper Midwestern, 5 Midwestern. Fun Quiz.

Jen said...

Great one Mel!
I'm from Minnesota but lived in wiscahnsen for three years. Still a Vikes fan even though they suck. Upper Midwest is different from Midwest? Is that the Fargo dialect?

Julie said...

I was born and raised in Nebraska and while I don't consider myself as having an accent, native Southerners here in Tennessee are quick to point out that I must be from "One of those Northern states"... Note, that any state outside of Tennessee seems to be one of those Northern states. LOL

Brillie said...

I speak english-indonesia. Hahaha.. my english not good.


Brillie,
http://sims2house.blogspot.com/

The Plastic Mancunian said...

Well I'm from England so I thought it would be a laugh to take this "American English" quiz.

To be honest I left a couple of the questions blank because none of the options fitted.

Anyway my results are:

35% General American English

25% Yankee

15% Dixie

5% Midwestern

0% Upper Midwestern

25% Yankee and 15% Dixie? mmm Interesting ...

:-)

Cheers

PM

Tina Kubala said...

Thanks for the link-love :-)

chilly said...

Oh this was fun!
55% General American English
20% Yankee
15% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern