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Dialect quiz

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe, Dec 28, 2013.

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  1. Joe

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    it nailed the city I grew up in as well but from some of the questions most of the country speaks weird especially the further south and east you go.
     
  3. Kickin

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    This completely nailed right where I grew up as well, with crazy accuracy. Pretty cool.
     
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    Nailed it. Pretty cool.
     
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    Nailed it for me with y'all and coke. All drinks are coke here.:beer:
     
  6. lostfido

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    It got me dontcha know
     
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    Good post Joe. Bubbler nailed it for me too. Youbetcha, eh......lol. :peace: :beer:
     
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    Nailed it. Kitty-corner and pop.
     
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    Pretty much spot on. Kitty-corner and gym shoes.
     
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    Very interesting. I'm Canadian (Near NY state). The areas where my dialect is most likely found in the US is Northern NY and Northern Minnesota. Pretty close!
     
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    Bubbler and rotary got me spot on.
     
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    I thought some of my answers were outliers.

    But it nailed my city as well. I was kinda surprised.
     
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    I'm Canadian but grew up in a small Canadian town on the Minnesota border and now I live in Toronto which is pretty close to New York, and it said Minneapolis/St. Paul or Buffalo/Rochester...probably as close as it could get without picking Canadian cities.
     
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    First time it found my city directly (St. Louis). 2nd time it picked Springfield, mo, Overland Park, ks, and Indianapolis. St Louis is a pretty easy one to spot because we are the only major city in the Midwest that says soda. My g/f is from Chicago and says pop. It still tilts me after 7 years.
     
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    It suggested either Yonkers or Honolulu for me.

    I was assuming it would come up with somewhere in the North East as that would be where UK/Irish dialect would be likely to remain.

    Hawaii was a strange choice, but then again they have the Union Flag as part of their State flag, so perhaps centuries of British seafarers have left their mark.
     
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    The questions must be different. I don't remember a question about gym shoes?
     
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    For an old English teacher who used to teach this sort of thing, this quiz was a blast! Thanks for posting.

    The quiz placed me into three possible locations, one of which is correct. All it had to do was to include one more option on one question and it would have nailed me.

    That word is "devilstrip". The term has been used for many years to identify Akronites.

    Another word I use that was not supplied was "crawdaddy", although I don't know where people use that. Could be something I picked up from non-native neighbors.
     
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    It is soda in the Milwaukee area also, but drive 90 miles west to Madison and it is pop. btw, Milwaukee is a major Midwest city.:poke:
     
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    I did it twice and got slightly different questions each time. There's a link that appears in the results that shows about 120 different questions.

    What is your *general* term for the rubber-soled shoes worn in gym class, for athletic activities, etc.?
    a. sneakers
    b. shoes
    c. gymshoes
    d. sand shoes
    e. jumpers
    f. tennis shoes
    g. running shoes
    h. runners
    i. trainers (0.23%)
    j. I have no general word for this
    k. other

    I have never been to a drive-through liquor store so I got a chuckle out of these question.
    What do you call a drive-through liquor store?
    a. brew thru
    b. party barn
    c. bootlegger
    d. beer barn
    e. beverage barn
    f. we have these in my area, but we have no special term for them
    g. I have never heard of such a thing
    h. other
     
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