Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Speaking of Which



Your Linguistic Profile:



55% General American English

30% Dixie

5% Midwestern

5% Upper Midwestern

5% Yankee




I thought this was interesting. I spent my K-7 years in Shreveport, Louisiana and my mother was from Baton Rouge. That must be the Dixie part, although I don't have any kind of a southern accent. I always thought I was western or neutral. Shazam, what a shock to find out I'm 5% Yankee. You'd think that if I was 30% Dixie then I'd be 5% Damn Yankee.

So it would seem.

3 comments:

Scott in Washington said...

Pretty cool. I'm 80% General. Woo Hoo!

Joy said...

60% General American English
30% Dixie
5% Yankee
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

I was born in Baton Rouge and now live in central Louisiana. I don't consider myself to have a southern accent either. We probably have the same Dixie quirks, but I have no clue what the yankee could be from. I was also disturbed that my score didn't add to 100 until I realized that I didn't answer the one about the easy class because I didn't recognize even one of the choices. I've written too much - sorry.

franchini said...

50% General American English
20% Yankee
15% Dixie
5% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

Strange reallyto have these American strengths, since I am very European.