What Kind Of American English Do You Speak??

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by N Gauger, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. b28_82

    b28_82 Member

    75% General American English
    20% Upper Midwestern
    5% Midwestern
    0% Dixie
    0% Yankee

    That pretty much sums up where i'm originally from. Even though I've been in the south for over 5 years now, this pretty much shows that I've stuck to my roots(rhymes close to stew), and even though I've gotten used to saying "soda" down here I welcome the word "pop"
  2. who_dat73

    who_dat73 Member

    Hmm kinda intresting

    55% General American English
    20% Upper Midwestern
    20% Yankee
    5% Dixie
    0% Midwestern
  3. Relic

    Relic Member

    I can see where the upper Canadians cast their lot. Spell colour
  4. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Hey now, Andy, don't you cut up Tim Horton, I met him once. He was a great hockey player, on the last winning team Tronna had. Until he tried to move that bridge with his car.
  5. trainworm

    trainworm Member

    65% General American English
    15% Dixie
    15% Yankee
    5% Upper Midwestern
    0% Midwestern

    hmmm...and i live in the midwest. :D but i spent most of my life in California and Texas.
  6. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    I got 50-30-5-5-0 with a couple of no answers, and a few where I needed to say "any of them".
    I speak southern Ontario, with a few archaisms from my father (the last man in Ontario that pronounces "clerk" as "clark"), a bit of Scottish from my mother (what do you call the grating over a sewer? a siver or seiver?) and a touvh of Ottawa Valley.

    Somewhere I have a passage that customs agents used to use to separate the Canadians from the Americans.
  7. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    80% General American English
    10% Upper Midwestern
    5% Yankee
    0% Dixie
    0% Midwestern

    Not only am I the most "general" American, I've got 5% of me missing. :eek: :eek: :D :D :D
  8. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    Do you know the Queen's English? Well, of course she is. sign1 sign1
  9. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Actually I speak a lot of Dixie.But,that there test says:
    30% Yankee
    25% Dixie
    20% General American English
    15% Upper Midwestern
    10% Midwestern
  10. I found it strange that there was no "Redneck" English.

    I was 65 general, 35 Yankee, 5 upper midwest. I must say though that I had to use second and thrid choices for some of the questions as my normal deployment of wording was not available as an answer.
  11. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery


    Nothing against ol' Tim... My wife suggested on the weekend that she might try the new coffe shop opening in town, instead of The Horton's...

    "Traitor!!", I yelled. "And you call yourself Canajun?!"


  12. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

    Basically 70% General American English - as long as it lasts.
  13. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    55% General American
    25% Yankee
    5% Midwestren
    5%Upper Midwestren

    Not bad considering that I was raised in NJ, moved to MN as a teen, spent 20 years in the Army serving in Ks 3 times, Tx once, Ky once, Korea once, Germany 3 times with a few "side trips" to strange and exocit places.
  14. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Me too! sign1

  15. 91rioja

    91rioja Member

    55% General American English
    40% Dixie
    5% Yankee
    0% Midwestern
    0% Upper Midwestern

    I was born and raised in Roanoke, VA., and then moved to Greensboro, NC. The percentages work out just about right for time spent in VA (55%) and time spent in NC (40%). Don't know where the Yankee came from. . .
  16. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    Personaly, I dont speak any kind of american english, I speak my own butcherd australian called ....ocka....but I think certain members of the gauge are trying to convert me to speaking/ frazing, some kind off american broage....sign1 sign1 sign1
  17. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Steve, buddy, don't let the YANKS sway you to the "dark side"...
    Stick with Aussie, forget Yank-speak. announce1
  18. Dorcas

    Dorcas New Member

    I am also an Australian but I steer clear away from "Ocka" . Give me 4 to 6 weeks traveling around the good old U.S.A. and I will come with an accent, ask my family, it happened 28 years ago. I think that in the main you Americans pronounce your words a little more accurately than the English way.
  19. webmaster

    webmaster Member

    sign1 I can't really see that seeing as they wear their pants on the outside! sign1
  20. I played around with that test using different answers. I believe that the test is poorly constructed or is slanted by design.

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