How amusing – What Kind of American English do you Speak?

So I was surfind around other blogs and had to take the “What Kind of Flirt” test. I turn out to be a natural flirt.

In any case this one was more interesting because I’ve taken tests like this before and the results were much the same.

Tony’s Linguistic Profile:
55% Yankee
25% General American English
10% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

The predominant Yankee is obvious from where I was born and lived all my life. The General American English comes from my time doing radio, the upper midwest is actually Ohio, which is where my maternal grandfather was from. But what surprised the hell out of me is the Dixie until I realized, Keyron is from North Carolina, just as he’s picked up some Yankee speech patterns from me, I got some Dixie from him.

But here are his results:

Keyron’s Linguistic Profile:
40% General American English
30% Yankee
15% Dixie
10% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

His highest is General American English which for North Carolina is obvious enough. But his Dixie value is only 5% greater than mine. What gives. Could it be the amount of time I spent in Florida? He also scored higher in upper midwest which is interesting as I can trace mine directly to an ancestor. He can’t.

What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

One thought on “How amusing – What Kind of American English do you Speak?

  1. ***Your Linguistic Profile:***

    60% General American English

    20% Upper Midwestern

    10% Yankee

    5% Midwestern

    0% Dixie

    I have not a bit of the south in this California boy.


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