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April 25, 2005

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Bonnie

I got the following results:

45% General American English
40% Dixie
15% Yankee
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

Which makes sense, except for that 15% Yankee. Must be the outlanders around here.

nell

Dang! Who knew?

Laura

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

I'm losing it.

PaBear and I did one of these a couple years ago. He was way more Southerner than the rest of us. Hmmm. Imagine that.
Love,
Laura

P.S. Marcus is:

75% General American English
10% Upper Midwestern
10% Yankee
5% Midwestern
0% Dixie

(Who would have guessed? No Dixie in this Minnesotan lad.)

Sarah

55% General American English
30% Dixie
15% Yankee
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern


You would think that I'd have a bit more Dixie mixed in there. Then again, Huntsville isn't really Alabama...

nell

General American 40%
Dixie 45%
Yankee 10 %
MIdwestern 0%

Gee, wonder how that Yankee got in there?

Pa Bear

50% General American
40% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern (huh?)
5% Yankee

There was no test for mountain vs. Dixie. The choice for what you carry groceries in should have included "poke", and there was no mention of the pronunciation of "tire", "fire", "finger", or "iron". Do you call a small body of water a creek, crick, branch, or what?

Laura

Here is the test I had taken before: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/lgrob/southern_dialect_quiz.htm

It says that I am more Dixie than the other one. And it offers you the option of poke.

I am a little puzzled that there ARE drive through liquor stores much less that you would call them something other than stupid.

Theresa

No wonder people have trouble pegging my accent:
45% General American English
35% Yankee
10% Upper Midwestern
5% Dixie
0% Midwestern

Theresa

By Bill's link, I am "barely a yankee" at 43%. But they missed some Philly lingo (which I never picked up anyway, like aunt would be a harsh long a sound and it would be "youse guys".

nell

I took Laura's other test and it was 100% Dixie. And a lot of the questions were the same. I don't think the folks who design these things have a clue.

Elizabeth

50% General American English
35% Dixie
10% Yankee
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

I'm more Southern than I thought!

Elizabeth

Oh, and by Laura's test, I'm 87% Dixie. :)

David

On the first link:
60% General American English
25% Dixie
15% Yankee
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

And on the second:
66% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!

Of course, there are some words I use because they make more sense to me- for example, I say soda because not all soda IS coke. Beyond that, I blame growing up in Oak Ridge. I have it on good authority that makes me a Yankee anyway.

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