American Roots

Thursday, May 18, 2006
Your Linguistic Profile::
60% General American English
15% Dixie
15% Yankee
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

11 comments:

terrye said...

55% General American English
20% Dixie
10% Upper Midwestern
10% Yankee
0% Midwestern

A little less yankee and a little more Dixie..no surprise there.

David Thomson said...

Most Houstonians were born someplace else. I don’t think we have a distinct dialect. We are strange human beings.

Eric Blair said...

45% General American English
20% Yankee
15% Upper Midwestern
10% Midwestern
5% Dixie

Hmmmm...taht 5% must come from my time in the army.

Skookumchuk said...

60% General American English
15% Yankee
10% Upper Midwestern
5% Dixie
5% Midwestern

I see, he said.

Buddy Larsen said...

Forty ----- Gen Amer
Foty-Fi --- Dixie
Fiteen ---- Uhsawt'd utha

loner said...

65-20-10 - General-Yankee-Dixie and whatever 5% a "yes" answer to question 18 (Do you pronounce "aunt" like "ant"?) would add if it were being included in the result.

Syl said...

55% General American English
20% Yankee
15% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

The 'soda', 'pop', or 'coke' one really brought it home for me.

When I lived in Minnesota, it was 'pop' and soda was for ice-cream sodas. Then I moved to Connecticut. It was a bit of a culture shock. They said 'soda'. So I picked that up.

But now I just say 'coke' (or Pepsi).

And that 15% Dixie blew me away!!

That's all Virginia. Moving to Virginia was the biggest culture shock of all my moves.

Knucklehead said...

I was very disappointed with that test.

Where were the questions:

Do you call your father:
- Dad
- Pop
- Daddy

Do you call your mother:
- Mom
- Mamma
- Ma'am

Do you refer to your Grandfather as:
- PopPop
- Grandpa

Do you refer to your Grandmother as:
- MomMom
- Grandma

Do you call males you don't know:
- Buddy
- Bubba
- Yo

Do you call females you don't know:
- Lil' Darlin'
- Sweetheart
- Ma'am

Do you refer to children as:
- rugrats
- critters

Pork comes from a:
- pig
- hog

Beef comes from a:
- cow
- steer

Is that lump in your pocket a:
- handgun
- pistol
- sidearm

Is clothing that needs cleaning refered to as:
- warsh
- laundry

Do you make a sandwich from:
- coldcuts
- lunchmeat

Skookumchuk said...

Knucklehead:

- Pop
- Mamma
- Grandpa
- Grandma
- Yo
- Lil' Darlin' (I wish)
- rugrats
- hog
- steer
- pistol
- warsh (thanks, Pop)
- coldcuts

Different results this time?

CF said...

Your Linguistic Profile::
55% General American English
30% Yankee
10% Upper Midwestern
0% Dixie
0% Midwestern
( I grew up in Wisconsin and I can translate the patois though)

Knucklehead said...

Skook,

You gotta lotta hick... err... rural in you but you've been to the Big City a time or three and didn't hate it. You've been a member of a trade union at some point. Oh, and you almost certainly graduated from HS at least ;)