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05:01:2005 Entry: "Ann : My schizophrenic pronunciation tendencies"

My schizophrenic pronunciation tendencies

So I took the test twice, each with either the same answer if it was a given, or different answers if I fluctuated between two options equally:



Your Linguistic Profile:



75% General American English

15% Upper Midwestern

5% Dixie

5% Midwestern

0% Yankee





Your Linguistic Profile:



50% General American English

20% Upper Midwestern

20% Yankee

5% Dixie

5% Midwestern



So I think this is the way it really plays out, averaging the two:



Your Linguistic Profile:



62.5% General American English

17.5% Upper Midwestern

10% Yankee

5% Dixie

5% Midwestern


What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

5 Comments

I'm still baffled that I'm 5% dixie chick.

Posted by Ann @ 04:23:2005:01:56 PM CST

What is Yankee?

Posted by Stan @ 04:24:2005:05:22 PM CST

The way my dad talks, silly.

Posted by Ann @ 04:24:2005:05:26 PM CST

i was 15% dixie -- which is also baffling. prior to moving to New York, i lived 22 years in Utah, 3 in Colorado--i wouldn't consider either of these places 'dixie'.

does yankee mean east coast/colonial/transatlantic? i'm still not sure about the (test creators) dialect groupings.

Posted by bran @ 04:27:2005:12:09 AM CST

Yeah, I think Yankee means New Englandish, like Hah-vehd instead of Harvard.

Kind of a weird word...to Brits, it means Americans (Yanks), but to Americans, it doesn't mean other Americans, just those Nor'easters.

Here's an odd bit of trivia that I gleaned from listening to NPR or something...it's a hybrid word of Dutch derivation, meaning "Johnny Cheese"...Yan (John) and kees (cheese). I guess Europeans thought those over here smelled of cheese. I would think back in the colonial days they smelled much worse.

Posted by Ann @ 04:27:2005:01:09 PM CST

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