April 22, 2005


I found this dialect quiz via Amritas, and my results were just as I would expect:

Your Linguistic Profile:

70% General American English

25% Dixie

5% Midwestern

0% Upper Midwestern

0% Yankee

This makes perfect sense, since I basically spent the first half my life in Texas and the other half in Illinois/Missouri.

Posted by: Sarah at 08:02 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 50% General American English 30% Yankee 20% Dixie 0% Midwestern 0% Upper Midwestern I don't know where 20% Dixie comes from as I'm born and raised and still live in New Joisey right next to NYC. But I do love the movie Steel Magnolias and My Cousin Vinny - so that could explain it.

Posted by: Kathleen A at April 22, 2005 08:15 AM (vnAYT)

2 55% General American English 25% Dixie 20% Yankee Oh no, I'm part Yankee! The horror ....

Posted by: Bob at April 22, 2005 11:59 AM (WMa4u)

3 60% General American English 20% Yankee 15% Upper Midwestern 5% Midwestern 0% Dixie Doesn't suprise me, since I was born and raised in Western New York - Niagara Falls area and have lived on the Northshore of Ohio (Cleveland) for the last 19 years.

Posted by: TIM C at April 22, 2005 01:08 PM (Q2c0O)

4 75% Gen. American English 15% Upper Midwest 5% Midwest 5% Yankee 0% Dixie Born and raised in Cleveland Tim. Lived in Houston for 3 months,then back to Cleveland. Had we stayed longer I'm sure I'd have been saying y'all. Have enjoyed your blog Sarah.

Posted by: Mary Ann L. at April 22, 2005 08:21 PM (oFyZD)

5 60% General American English 30% Dixie 5% Midwestern 5% Upper Midwestern 0% Yankee Twenty years in Oklahoma, 8 years in Texas, 2 years in Pittsburgh, Pa, and 15 in Illinois. I expected to see more Dixie in there, as everyone in Illinois says I have a southern accent. That was fun and interesting! Your Mama

Posted by: Nancy at April 23, 2005 01:09 AM (YuW6k)

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