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post #73 of 82

Two or more people are "all y'all"


Now all y'all need to set a spell and mash the 'any' key.

post #74 of 82

Mine got it exactly right. 

 

Most Similar: Minneapolis, MN

Least Similar: Providence, RI

post #75 of 82

 

Pretty dang close.

 

Most similar: Baton Rouge, LA

Least similar: Spokane, WA

post #76 of 82
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

 

Are you from there?


Western Washington. But spent my adult life in places like Pascagoula, MS, San Diego, Roanoke, VA and Florida.  Probably why I don't have a lot of strong dissimilarities in any part of the US, except Wisconsin (?!). I tried to answer the questions based on my early years, such as saying "pop" instead of "soda", which is what I would use now. But the quiz seems to be spot on for just about everyone.

post #77 of 82

Most similar: Sacramento, CA**

 

Least Similar:  Bridgeport, Waterbury and (lol - because it was one of the questions) NEW Haven, CT.

 

**Although, one of the questions asks you what "the city" means without giving a "none of the above" option.  (I never say "the city" except when we are in NY.  When at home, IF I said it (I wouldn't), I guess it would mean LA.  And they ask for your location, and your location when growing up.  Not sure how much they "cheat" when factoring those 3 pieces of info to the rest of the quiz.

 

Either way, it seems accurate.

post #78 of 82
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

**Although, one of the questions asks you what "the city" means without giving a "none of the above" option.  (I never say "the city" except when we are in NY.  When at home, IF I said it (I wouldn't), I guess it would mean LA.  And they ask for your location, and your location when growing up.  Not sure how much they "cheat" when factoring those 3 pieces of info to the rest of the quiz.

 

Re-take the quiz and put your hometown as Dallas, TX or something.

post #79 of 82

 

 

Very cool. I thought it might show a mixture of places I've lived over the last five decades (including California, Texas, Missouri), but I see it strongly picked up on my first 17 years.

post #80 of 82

I have an ambiguously Mid-American dialect, though apparently not indicative of the area where I actually grew up (roughly inside that yellow hole in central Illinois). It's also pretty obvious that I've never traveled to the Mid-Atlantic states, or more than driven through the bayou.

 

 

 

Most Similar Cities:

Minneapolis, MN

Fort Collins, CO

Rockford, IL

Provo, UT

Denver, CO

 

Least Similar Cities:

Pittsburgh, PA

Elizabeth, NJ

Newark, NJ

Baton Rouge, LA

Waterbury, CT

post #81 of 82

It gave me Providence, RI because I called it a "bubblah", which I did when I was a kid.  South of Boston Mass accent.  I am never going to be confused for an "OK or TX".  

 

post #82 of 82

New and Improved Regional Slang Quiz

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/shouts/2014/01/what-do-yall-yinz-and-yix-call-stretchy-office-supplies.html

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