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Old 12-23-2009, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Midessa, Texas Home Yangzhou, Jiangsu temporarily
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65% General American English

25% Dixie

5% Midwestern

5% Yankee

0% Upper Midwestern

I'm from Texas. That 5% Yankee is just an unnecessary insult.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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70% General American English

15% Yankee

10% Upper Midwestern

5% Midwestern

0% Dixie
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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My results:

70% General American English

25% Yankee

5% Dixie

0% Midwestern

0% Upper Midwestern

That Dixie had to come from college in West Virginia. So far I haven't picked up any Midwestern
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Indiana
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80% General American English

10% Dixie

5% Midwestern

5% Upper Midwestern

0% Yankee

I think the 5% Midwestern is funny since I was born, and still live in the Midwest!
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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65% General American English

15% Dixie

15% Yankee

5% Upper Midwestern

0% Midwestern

Fun test, but not terribly accurate. Does anybody else use "wrapping" instead of toilet papering or whatever or is that a Texas thing?
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:05 PM
eek
 
Location: Queens, NY
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what driving question?
  1. What do you call a traffic situation in which several roads meet in a circle and you have to get off at a certain point?
i call it nothing. i don't drive.
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Florida
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  1. What do you call a traffic situation in which several roads meet in a circle and you have to get off at a certain point?
i call it nothing. i don't drive.
well most Americans do drive, and I'm sure even most of the people who don't drive still know what (what i call) roundabouts are. Its just an easy question to find out which regional dialect you use because different regions call it different names.
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:00 AM
 
Location: California
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55% General American English

20% Dixie

15% Yankee

5% Midwestern

5% Upper Midwestern

This is interesting, my accent is sort of hard to track because I have a French tinge to it (not very much though) and then also, I pronounce my consonants like a "Yankee" would and my vowels like a southern person would. I am not sure where I picked this up from, being as English is my second language.
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Old 12-24-2009, 03:59 AM
 
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55% General American English

30% Dixie

10% Yankee

5% Upper Midwestern

0% Midwestern
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:50 AM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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80% General American English

15% Yankee

5% Dixie

0% Midwestern

0% Upper Midwestern


Inaccurate. There is not really a difference between the Midwestern accent and the General American accent. Unless you're specifically talking about the rednecks.
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