Wednesday, August 09, 2006

You are what you speak?

(With thanks to Bethany for directing me to this intriguing little survey.)


Linguistic Profile:
60% General American English
15% Upper Midwestern
10% Dixie
10% Yankee
0% Midwestern

Take the quiz at
The sad thing is, I probably picked up the Dixie while living no futher south than Indiana ... proof that rural Indiana IS a world unto itself, but NOT justification for their obsession with the Confederacy. That remains a mystery to me, tied up with squeamish memories of my surreal afternoon at the Matthews Covered Bridge Festival. (Remember that, Allison?)
I'm not really sure what the difference is between Upper Midwestern and regular Midwestern. I'm also wondering what it is all the people on the left half of our country speak...do the Southwest and Northwest not have their own unique dialects? I'm sniffing bias... And probably expending more brain power over this than the creator of the quiz intended.

2 comments:

allison said...

65% General American English

15% Dixie

10% Upper Midwestern

5% Yankee

0% Midwestern

allison said...

oh, and also, for those who are curious...the frappacino i am most like is the white chocolate mocha frap...which is primarily intersting to me because i don't really like the white chocolate mocha frap!