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Old 12-24-2009, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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You Speak General American English!

50% General American English

30% Yankee

10% Dixie

10% Upper Midwestern

0% Midwestern
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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You Speak General American English!

70% General American English

20% Upper Midwestern

10% Yankee

0% Dixie

0% Midwestern
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:02 PM
 
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80% General American English

10% Midwestern

10% Upper Midwestern
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:52 PM
 
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Don't bother with this test.

It is incapable of detecting a classic Southwestern accent. Among others.
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Denver
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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.
Hey! It's called a rotary!

45% Yankee

35% General American English

15% Dixie

5% Upper Midwestern

0% Midwestern
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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50% General American English

30% Yankee

10% Dixie

5% Midwestern

5% Upper Midwestern
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Burnsville, Minnesota
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Here are my results.

70% General American English

10% Upper Midwestern

10% Yankee

5% Midwestern

0% Dixie

I speak general American English. I've lived in the upper Midwest for my entire life though.
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Old 12-24-2009, 08:07 PM
 
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So many of those things to me were the same.

I say "route" both ways-- one is a verb, the other is a noun. Rowt is a verb, when pronounced "root" it becomes a noun. I thought everyone knew that.

"Tennis shoes" and "sneakers" are both the same to me. I use them equally.

The other one that got me was cellar vs basement. A basement is not necessarily a cellar-- they're different in the same way that the third story of a house is not necessarily an attic.
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:28 PM
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Location: Queens, NY
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why do ppl say tennis shoes, tho? is/was tennis really that popular??
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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why do ppl say tennis shoes, tho? is/was tennis really that popular??
I don't think so. It's just something I've always said. I think it's a Midwestern thing.

Also, 1000th post!!!
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