Saturday, April 16, 2005

As I would expect

Your Linguistic Profile:

75% General American English

15% Upper Midwestern

5% Midwestern

5% Yankee

0% Dixie

These results are actually a bit off because one question asks what you call the shoes you wear to work out. I really don't call them tennis shoes or sneakers. Around these parts, they're gym shoes, dammit! So gimme 5% hard-core Chicagoan in lieu of 5% Yankee.

(Thanks for the link, Psycho Kitty!)


thenutfantastic said...

hahaha, I was 75% American English and 20% Yankee and 5% Dixie. great stuff!!

The Un-Apologetic Atheist said...

I got:

50% General American English
35% Dixie
15% Yankee
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

Georgia-raised boy with family from south Florida and south Louisiana... secondary and university educations both primarily from Louisiana. I think coming out only 35% Dixie is a miracle!

Actually though, the number for my Dixie is rather high because, for instance, though the term y'all just "rolls off my tongue," as the question asks, because it's a natural to use term I was surrounded by all my early life; I rarely use the word. Likewise, I rarely use the expression "expecting" for pregnant, as so many southerners do. So perhaps the wording of some of the questions could've been reworked to allow for more options like: "the phrase is native to my speech but I am an educated southerner who does not use that expression, except in jest."

Orange said...

Rob, you're a self-loathing Southerner!