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Old 12-21-2013, 08:05 PM   #1
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Dialect map quiz

Fun little quiz that places your dialect

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...-quiz-map.html
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:27 PM   #2
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I'm really surprised to find that I got Fort Worth... I suppose it's because I use the word Y'all and said that I knew what a drive-in liquor store was
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:32 PM   #3
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Interesting that Fremont, CA was on there for me. Pretty sure my parents lived around there for years before we moved when I was three.
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Ok, it screwed up on me the first time, second time I get Indiana, but DFW was still pretty hot in the map for me.
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Southern California here. We've been here over 40 years, so that makes sense.
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Springfield, MA.

that's amazing. very close to where i grew up.
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:29 PM   #7
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I'm a true, native New Yorker!

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I got Tyler The Creator - Yonkers - YouTube

We call those grey bugs "butchy boys", drive-through grog shops "bottle-os".
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Holy shit - it placed me in southern Wisconsin/northern Illinois. That's scarily accurate. (My hometown is three hours away, in north-central Wisconsin.)
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It placed me at Cleveland - exactly where I grew up.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:28 AM   #11
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i got yonkers/newark/new york (it listed all three): http://nyti.ms/JRbKB0

i've...never been to new york or new jersey. that's hilarious. the map's making it look like my calling rubber-soled shoes sneakers is what pushed it over the top. i've stumbled across an incredibly in-depth dialect quiz but they took the damn thing offline and now all you can do is look at the questions and maps. you can't take the quiz. i hope they bring it back up because i love taking stuff like this, and that one also will place you to the city you live in based on the answers you give.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:52 AM   #12
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I was doing this quiz on my phone earlier, so I couldn't see the question-by-question heat map. I found it interesting to know that apparently I am the only person in the U.S. to say the following:

Frosting and Icing refer to separate things
I use both pronunciations of Caramel, but the two have separate meanings.
Not using the word Kitty-Corner and instead saying Diagonal.

I found the question about the highway interesting. We don't use the word freeway here, far as I know, but the way they differentiated between it and a highway made me long for the term "Interstate". That's what I would more accurately refer to a big road you drive fast on. Highways here are usually glorified backroads. Ah well.

I've taken the quiz a few times now, so that I could see all of the questions and I find it amusing that no matter how much it fluctuates between what my dialect is (between Texas, Chicago and Indiana), it's always exactly the same on what my accent is NOT: Boston.
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Mine says Boston, New York and Washington DC. Interesting, since I have no idea what any of these accents sound like.
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i got yonkers/newark/new york (it listed all three): http://nyti.ms/JRbKB0

Same!
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I remember going to Washington DC when I was in high school and talking to someone for about 3 or 4 minutes. Afterwards he looked at me and told me I was from a northeast PA coal mining town. As far as I know, he didn't know anything about me. We weren't talking home or geography or anything that verbally would have clued him in. But he told me I dropped my T's, which is one of the characteristics of speech in those areas. Assume we aren't the only people who drop T's so there must have been some other clues. But of course, I don't think I have an accent.

The quiz gave me Philadelphia, which is about two hours from where I live and grew up.
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