Your Linguistic Profile

It seems like I’m on some kind of strange “how we talk” trip lately. Anyway, here’s my Liguistic Profile:

Your Linguistic Profile:
50% General American English
30% Dixie
10% Yankee
5% Midwestern
5% Upper Midwestern

Find out how you rate at What Kind of American English Do You Speak? Yes, I have been known to say ya’ll. I’ve even uttered “fixin’ to” on a few occasions…

Now I just need to go back through the test a few times and figure out what I’m supposed to be saying in those situations. Doesn’t everybody push a buggy, bring home groceries in a sack, and drink Coke (even if it’s Dr Pepper)?

7 thoughts on “Your Linguistic Profile

  1. Tony

    I resolve to never say ya’ll again. Also, I’m going to start pushing a “cart” at Wal-Mart, saying “diagonal” instead of “catty corner”, and finally I’m going to just keep my mouth shut if it starts raining while the sun is shining…

  2. Paige

    70% General American English
    15% Yankee
    10% Dixie
    5% Midwestern
    0% Upper Midwestern

    Who would’ve thunk it? I’m more yankee than my husband…no more y’all for me either-but do you pronounce that “ether” or “ither”…

  3. Frances

    60% General American English
    25% Dixie
    10% Yankee
    5% Midwestern
    And, apparently, I’ve never even been to “Upper Midwestern-ia” wherever the heck that is. Not quite as Dixie as Tony…but I’ll bet he didn’t grow up singing (not whistling) “Dixie” in school assemblies like I did!!

  4. Paula

    Your Linguistic Profile:
    55% General American English
    30% Dixie
    5% Midwestern
    5% Upper Midwestern
    5% Yankee

    Whew! I am glad Yankee was my smallest number!

  5. Dan

    65% General American English
    30% Dixie
    5% Midwestern
    0% Upper Midwestern
    0% Yankee

    Yay, no Yankee on this tongue! Y’all need to sing Dixie more often.

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