Wednesday, November 02, 2005

I'm a Mutt!



Your Linguistic Profile:



80% General American English

10% Yankee

5% Dixie

5% Upper Midwestern

0% Midwestern




Which should be no surprise to anyone. With a mother from Florida, who also lived in Vermont for a time, and a father from the PNW, who spent his formative years in Hawaii, and both of whom spent a great deal of time in the South, and Midwest, and then they had a daughter who was born in Chicago, moved to the PNW by the time she was two, and then spent four years straight of her early adult life in various East Coast cities...yeah. Mutt, anyone?

I am a little annoyed that there's no West Coast dialect listed, however, although it'd probably be offensive. To get a West Coast dialect, leave off your ing's, have terrible grammar, use the f-word gratuitously (not all swear words, just that one) and also pepper your speech with Random Long Words and Awesome, Dude, Rad, Gnarly, For Real, Word, and the all-time favorite, Sweet.

9 comments:

Leah said...

We have all the same numbers!

dewey said...

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

Ummmm, I have no idea how Dixie got in there, since I'm pretty far from "Southern"

alex said...

...and say "hella". As in, this coffee is hella great. Maybe that's just northern California, I've never been farther north than that.

Aarwenn said...

god yes, "hella". they say it up here, too. all the time. It's been known to come out of my mouth on occasion, when really in the west coast groove.

AJ Gentile said...

65% General American English
25% Yankee
5% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

I'm actually a little surprised by that. Naturally, I assumed that I pronounced EVERYTHING correctly.

Oops.

Aarwenn said...

AJ-No one using your lovely voice has complained yet, right?

The World Against Me said...

For reals? That's Hella Cool! OMFG!
I got 20% Dixie.. That's kinda gnarly, for reals! For Shizzle I thought I would have gotten 90% General American English. But Dude, when the results came up, I was like woooo.. that real rad!. And to round up the west coast dialect, I will not include the long word: SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICOESPIALIDOSO

Aarwenn said...

Fuck yeah. You know what I'm sayin'?

Ben O. said...

Here's one for ya . . . what's the plural of "Ya'll"?

Give up?


Answer - "All Ya'll"

Nice site - Ben O.