Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday Fun Quiz: American English

This week I started the process of installing a WordPress blog at my Lyndi Lamont website, so that's where my blogging time has primarily gone. Tomorrow I'll have a post on the newly announced Kindle DX at my RWA Chapter blog A Slice of Orange.

During my life I've lived in several different states, from Pennsylvania to California, including short stays in Miami, Florida and Austin, Texas, so I found this quiz quite interesting. I no longer have my Pittsburgh accent and I think the quiz backs that up. My apologies to any Canadian friends for whom this may not apply.

Your Linguistic Profile:

50% General American English

30% Yankee

10% Upper Midwestern

5% Dixie

0% Midwestern



David Cranmer said...

Very interesting quiz. I'm in the majority with General American English.

Teresa said...

I speak 85% General American English, 10% Upper Midwestern and 5% Midwestern. How do we find the difference between upper midwestern and midwestern?

Linda McLaughlin said...

David, I think most younger Amricans speak general American English. Our regional accents seem to be disappearing thanks to television, I suspect.

Teresa, I don't know the difference between upper midwestern and midwestern. Unless they're talking about the Fargo/Minnesota/Sarah Palin dialect as Upper Midwestern? That would make sense, I think, you betcha.

Anonymous said...

Really interesting English Quiz. I think this is an interesting way to learn English also.