I Speak…

Keef pointed me to this interesting quiz in which you can find out what kind of American English you speak. Here is my breakdown:

Jane’s Linguistic Profile:

65% General American English
20% Dixie
10% Upper Midwestern
5% Yankee
0% Midwestern

Interesting. I liked the questions and besides, it meant I put off working a wee bit. Now, I have to go to the Reference Desk and help people find stuff.

Oh, it is all Coke people. Not soda or Pop. Coke. It really drives Mr. Rochester crazy that I refuse to change my generic word for carbonated beverages.

–Jane, finds stuff

4 thoughts on “I Speak…

  • April 27, 2005 at 11:22 am
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    Coke is a particular brand of cola. I will accept it when describing a cola of any brand. However, if you are asking for a Sprite or a Mountain Dew, then you do NOT CALL THEM A COKE. Crazy southener.

    Mr. R.

  • April 27, 2005 at 11:51 am
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    LK’s Linguistic Profile

    55% General American English
    20% Yankee
    15% Dixie
    5% Midwestern
    5% Upper Midwestern

    As a Canadian I am not sure if I am concerned about the 15% Dixie or not. I think it was the y’all question that got me.

  • April 27, 2005 at 3:05 pm
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    Mr. R’s Linguistic Profile

    75% General American English
    15% Yankee
    10% Dixie
    0% Midwestern
    0% Upper Midwestern

  • April 27, 2005 at 4:38 pm
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    Clearly, I’m from Illinois..

    70% General American English
    20% Upper Midwestern
    5% Midwestern
    5% Yankee
    0% Dixie

    And it’s pop. It’s sometimes soda. It’s never Coke. 😉

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