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Y'all come back now, ya hear?

Your Linguistic Profile:

55% General American English
35% Yankee
10% Dixie
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

10% Dixie? I have no Dixie in me, bud.

(cue the "but would you like to?" responses)

/via Rox

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Comments

Are you sure you don't have a little angel/clone in you?

you beat me to the punchline, dammit. ah well.

I wish I was in Dixie. Hooray, hooray

We are exact "opposites". If we ever spoke face to face we'd need an interpreter!

Your Linguistic Profile:

50% General American English
35% Dixie
5% Midwestern
5% Upper Midwestern
5% Yankee

60% General American English
40% Dixie

Hmph. I blame this on my formative years being spent in the wilds of Saudi Arabia.

I don't believe that I have any Yankee in me.

80% General American English
5% Dixie
5% Midwestern
5% Upper Midwestern
5% Yankee

i'm mostly General American. is that good?

it's a bullshit test, anyways. why isn't California represented in the dialects? mix the damned midwestern and upper midwestern bastards, and give us some props!

westside, baby!

50 General American English

45 Dixie (Texas to be precise)
5 Midwestern

0 Upper Midwestern
0 % Yankee

Sounds about right.

Fo' shizzi! I be straight up 70% General American English, yizz-all!

Where is the choice for "All Hallows Eve" and "Soft Drinks"?

65,25,10,5,0

I like to think of myself as perfect.

Although the route questions is a bit wrong. I pronounce it both ways depending on what I'm describing. A "router," a network device, rhymes with "outer," a word that I just made up. "Route 66," on the other hand, rhymes with "Boot 666," a fashion accessory for the damned.

How can you guys let a straight line like that go by?

"Dixie? I have no Dixie in me, bud."

Well then, want some?

zombyboy -

You just invented the word "outer"? So are you going to sue The Outer Limits? ;)

In addition to the obvious flaws (regions and options missing, misspellings, etc.), there are two questions with no "General English" answers - #5 (the one about soda) and #12 (the "diagonal" one).

Therefore, the most general English one can speak is 90%.

Matt - "All Hollows Eve" is Halloween, not the day before it.

snicker

Er. Yeah. It was a pre-coffee moment...

I've got all the Dixie you can handle right here, baby. 45% to be exact.

The "Dixie in you" stuff reminds me of my friend who married a guy from Canada, and told everyone that she was Canadian by injection.

My Linguistic Profile:

75% General American English
20% Yankee
5% Dixie
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

Gen Am/Eng=55
Yankee=25
Dixie=15
Upper midwest=5

Youse guys are friggin mooks, I tell ya, mooks! I speak BronxBrooklyneez with a Staten Island inflection.

100% Frontier Gibberish, dagnabbit, goldurn whippersnappers!

You get 5% Dixie just for saying "aunt" like a real Noo Yawka!

Im 45% yankee, 40% General American English and 5% Dixie.

**wondering how an Australian manages to be any of the above*

The test needs "sluff class". Who the hell says "crip class"?

70% GAE
20% Dixie
5% Midwestern
5% Upper Midwestern

This quiz lacks. It doesn't offer "bubbler" as an option for what you drink from.

My Linguistic Profile:

40% General American English
30% Dixie
30% Yankee
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

Where'd I pick up the Yankee talk, I wonder.

65% General American English
20% Yankee
10% Upper Midwestern
5% Dixie
0% Midwestern

Born and lived in Chicago my whole life.

45% Yankee
35% General American English
10% dixie
10% upper midwestern
0% midwestern

Connecticut Yankee born and bred...and I call subs 'grinders'.

It's funny: I tested out at 85% standard English and 15% Dixie; and 0% in Midwestern.

I'm from Kansas.

Hmmm....Born and raised in the West/Northwest (Idaho--21 years), then lived in TX for 10 years, and now back in the PNW for the last 12.

General American English: 80%
Dixie: 10%
Yankee: 10%

I guess that's about right. While I was training someone from Texas yesterday, I found myself sliding back into that drawl so easily.

I think I saw a more detailed test like this somewhere else. Will have to look for it.

I spent the first 30 years of my life in Minnesota and the last fifteen in Hawaii and this is what I got:

Your Linguistic Profile:
65% General American English
20% Upper Midwestern
10% Yankee
5% Midwestern
0% Dixie

I expect that the time in Hawaii has twisted me more towards the "General American English" profile than it would be if I were still in MN. Non-locals here speak California style, which is pretty standard. These days I say "what for?" rather than "what fer?" and I pronounce both the r's in February and library.

55% General American English
35% Dixie
10% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern
0% Yankee
/born and reared in the great state of Tennessee:-)

Here it is, the Dialect Survey with results and maps for 122 questions. Just FYI if anyone's interested.

Students at universities in Texas call the easy courses "cowboy" courses. I just randomly chose one on that question, I had never heard any of them before, much less used them.

It said I was
60% GAM
25% Dixie
5% each for the others

I was raised in and still live in an east Texas college town.

50 GAE
40 Yankees
10 Dixie

Your Linguistic Profile:
60% General American English
30% Yankee
10% Dixie
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern