What Kind Of American English Do You Speak??

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  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

  2. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member


    60% General American English
    20% Yankee
    15% Upper Midwestern
    5% Dixie
    0% Midwestern

    Gee, that was fun! got any more of them?
  3. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    The worst thing I said when I was stationed in Germany.......
    Where did you learn to speak American?
    100% All American Yankee...Pawk dah caw in da Hawvawrd yawd.
  4. rksstl

    rksstl Member

    Born and raised in the midwest, interesting,maybe i did learn something in english class:)

    70% General American English
    15% Yankee
    5% Dixie
    5% Upper Midwestern
    0% Midwestern
  5. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Interesting, 45, 20, 20 total 85. BTW, no correct answer for the night before Halloween, cabbage night, of course.
  6. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    I'm 50, 15, 15, 5, 5, with no answer for questions 10 (an easy class is just an easy class) and 14 (I'm a model railroader. What's a workout?). Interesting results for a hoser, eh?

  7. zedob

    zedob Member

    50 Gerneral
    25 Yankee
    25 Dixie.
    and nothing else. Pretty much wraps up where I've lived.
  8. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    40% Dixie
    30% General American English
    25% Yankee
    5% Midwestern
    0% Upper Midwestern
    Which would embarrass my folks to no end, rest their souls. I was raised in New England.
    I guess I'm gonna hafta clean up my act (gonna hafta???)
  9. Pete

    Pete Member

    100% Canadian English
  10. Pete

    Pete Member

    But according to this test:
    60% General American English
    20% Yankee
    10% Dixie
    5% Midwestern
    5% Upper Midwestern
  11. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Same as you, Rich...and I was born and raised in Baltimore, whodathunkit?
  12. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Hmm, The Canadian got:

    50% General American English
    0% Dixie
    15% Upper Midwestern
    30% Yankee
    5% Midwestern
  13. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Canajun, eh?

    As in aboot, Tronna (the capital of Ontario), and The Horton's, eh?

  14. Taylor

    Taylor New Member

    60% General American English
    25% Dixie
    15% Yankee
    0% Midwestern
    0% Upper Midwestern

    There is a guy that I work with from Michigan. I always give him a hard time for his "English" and he does the same to me. I drink a soda or a coke....he drinks a 'pop'. I enjoy eating a 'lollipop' on occasion, while enjoys a 'sucker' He has no accent whatsoever (that I can tell anyway) but he'll throw in these words on occasion that completely throw me off guard. We frequently give each a hard time...and his favorite with me is that I drink water from a 'wooder fountain' and when in the mood, I will 'warsh' my car ;) But I remember the old stories from 'Dad' talking about him swimming in the 'crick' as a kid.
  15. webmaster

    webmaster Member

    I don't know......:cry:

    Were good enough to give you a language & you go & ruin it... sign1 sign1
  16. Raistlin

    Raistlin Member

    Strange no category for Canadian English or the Queen's English...

    How naff, eh?
  17. Catt

    Catt Guest

    I couldn't take the test there were not enough choices.But here is my personal breakdown of what I speak.By the way I use Y'all (pronounced Yawl :D ) quite often and I am a Mid westerner.

    20% General American English
    20% Yankee
    20% Dixie
    20% Midwestern
    20% Upper Midwestern
  18. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Eastern Long Island, overlayed with New England, overlayed with "Chicago midwest", and traces of just about everywhere else, picked up during the twentyone years I spent in military service.
    100% mongrel, North, East, South, West, American "murder" of the english language.

    Still, come to think of it, you can't get theah, from heah......or back again :D
  19. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Now lookitthat: The test sez:

    50% General American English
    30% Yankee
    20% Dixie
    0% Midwestern
    0% Upper Midwestern

    Since my native language is (Swiss-)German, I should have learned 100 % General English English - in school. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

    But as it looks, something's gone awfully wrong. Ok, the 20% Dixie I blame to my old friend Elvis, who I copied as a youngster when I played and sang in a Rock 'n Roll band, but the rest... :confused:

    Hey, could it be that you guys at the Gauge spoilt my beautiful :oops: school English? :D:D:D

    Well, I don't care at all, as long as anybody of you still understands me...:wave::wave::wave:

  20. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    what no category for western if there were I would be 80% western 20% GAE.:)

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