55% General American English20% Dixie10% Upper Midwestern10% Yankee0% MidwesternA little less yankee and a little more Dixie..no surprise there.
Most Houstonians were born someplace else. I don’t think we have a distinct dialect. We are strange human beings.
45% General American English 20% Yankee15% Upper Midwestern10% Midwestern5% DixieHmmmm...taht 5% must come from my time in the army.
60% General American English15% Yankee10% Upper Midwestern5% Dixie5% MidwesternI see, he said.
Forty ----- Gen AmerFoty-Fi --- DixieFiteen ---- Uhsawt'd utha
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.
55% General American English20% Yankee15% Dixie5% Upper Midwestern0% MidwesternThe '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.
I was very disappointed with that test. Where were the questions:Do you call your father:- Dad- Pop- DaddyDo you call your mother:- Mom- Mamma- Ma'amDo you refer to your Grandfather as:- PopPop- GrandpaDo you refer to your Grandmother as:- MomMom- GrandmaDo you call males you don't know:- Buddy- Bubba- YoDo you call females you don't know:- Lil' Darlin'- Sweetheart- Ma'amDo you refer to children as:- rugrats- crittersPork comes from a:- pig- hogBeef comes from a:- cow- steerIs that lump in your pocket a:- handgun- pistol- sidearmIs clothing that needs cleaning refered to as:- warsh- laundryDo you make a sandwich from:- coldcuts- lunchmeat
Knucklehead:- Pop- Mamma- Grandpa- Grandma- Yo- Lil' Darlin' (I wish)- rugrats- hog- steer- pistol- warsh (thanks, Pop)- coldcutsDifferent results this time?
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)
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 ;)
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