Monday, May 30, 2005

stupid blog mess

There is so much you can do on the internet. So much wonderful stuff. This is apparently my English speaking profile. What is yours? (Who cares, actually? Soon I will return to spirit-blogging.)



Your Linguistic Profile:



50% General American English

40% Dixie

10% Yankee

0% Midwestern

0% Upper Midwestern





I hope to have "Dixie" creep up to 100% some day. For now, I am gratified that it is what it is. I have got to beat down that phonetic yankee. Was Sherman's march to the sea not enough, but now there must be linguistic hegemony? Shame.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is most disturbing. How did I pick up an Upper Midwestern? I've never even been there, nor could I even point out such a region on the map. I gave this machine one slightly dishonest answer though because none of the options fit just right, so perhaps this got the whole thing out of whack. Anyhow, my results:

50% General American English
25% Dixie
20% Yankee
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

This machine also leaves little room for foreign English terms. Suppose I have just retured from the Punjab? I don't think they even have basements or cellars, do they? Mercy. Small-minded machines indeed.

koenigsfreunde said...

Well, in reply to the previous comment, these sorts of online tests are free for a reason. They're far from perfect.

My score was:

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

Interesting I scored 5% on Dixie, even though I've never lived in the South. Must be WB rubbing off on me.

The Ranter said...

With mine, I got 20% Dixie which makes no sense. I did pick up using the word 'y'all' in conversation sometimes from a friend from Alabama... but other than that, I've lived in New Jersey, New Hampshire and Michigan...

Thorpus said...

People have said I don't have much of an accent, but I did expect more Dixie or Midwestern.

70% General American English
15% Dixie
5% Midwestern
5% Upper Midwestern
5% Yankee

Wade said...

50% Dixie
45% General
5% Yankee


UGH. I want no part of that Yankee business! Must be something I picked up from a friend somewhere.

The Dixie proudly comes from 29 of my 35 years lived here and my hillbilly progenitors.

General comes from too much tv and too many English courses.

Enough TV and everyone will be speaking "general" soon enough.