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How Yall, Youse and You Guys Talk
new york times ^ | 12/21/13 | nytimes

Posted on 12/23/2013 10:13:31 PM PST by eastforker

What does the way you speak say about where you’re from? Answer all the questions below to see your personal dialect map.

Take the test, it's fun.

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Ran across this a while ago, somewhat accurate somewhat not, give it a try.
1 posted on 12/23/2013 10:13:31 PM PST by eastforker
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To: eastforker

I swear, I hear another person say “the kidses fathers” when speaking about three children with one father, I’ll vomit at them in such a way as to cause projectile damage.
I hate NY so much.


2 posted on 12/23/2013 10:17:02 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: eastforker

Augusta-Richmond, Montgomery and Brownsville.


3 posted on 12/23/2013 10:19:08 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Darksheare

da Yoots Fodder?


4 posted on 12/23/2013 10:21:04 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: eastforker

I’m running Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP, and the link tells me I cannot take the quiz because my browser is out of date.

So either The NY Times is on the cutting edge of technology or I’m hopelessly stuck in the past.


5 posted on 12/23/2013 10:21:43 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: GeronL

*what follows is liquid impact damage*
“Bleeearrghagarbble!”

Port Jervis NY.
A location that would deserve a zombie invasion, but the shambling hordes would starve.


6 posted on 12/23/2013 10:24:12 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Leaning Right

I didn’t think anyone still ran IE. Many sites require chrome or Firefox to navigate.


7 posted on 12/23/2013 10:24:12 PM PST by eastforker (Cruz for steam in 2016)
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To: eastforker
I took a similar test a while back, this is what it gave me:

It's right on the money.

8 posted on 12/23/2013 10:24:53 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: eastforker

I got NY and NJ.


9 posted on 12/23/2013 10:29:01 PM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: wastedyears

So, was it accurate?


10 posted on 12/23/2013 10:30:04 PM PST by eastforker (Cruz for steam in 2016)
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To: Fresh Wind

I got either Madison, WI, which is only about 500 miles off, or Stockton, CA, which is only a couple of thousand miles off. I grew up in Omaha, by the way.


11 posted on 12/23/2013 10:31:50 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: Darksheare

nothing like that in western ny


12 posted on 12/23/2013 10:32:10 PM PST by Revelation 911
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To: All

Yankees leave off the “r” in car but add it to “idea” (idear) to make up for it.


13 posted on 12/23/2013 10:33:21 PM PST by BipolarBob
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To: eastforker

Well, it nailed my speech patterns. I was born and raised in the city of Chicago. The three cities it lists for me are all near one another in northern Illinois: Chicago, Aurora, and Rockford.


14 posted on 12/23/2013 10:33:53 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Native Chicagoan, now living in St. Louis)
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To: Revelation 911

Southern tier of the state here.
So you get all manner of....dialects.
“Appalachia” isn’t a dialect, but by God it should be.
And it would be centered on Port.
“Snuffy Smith meets Little Abner” best describes it.


15 posted on 12/23/2013 10:35:22 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Wife and I both took the test, however midway she or I got different questions. I guess the questions change as you go along to help nail your base.


16 posted on 12/23/2013 10:37:02 PM PST by eastforker (Cruz for steam in 2016)
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To: EternalVigilance

It worked for me mainly for the night before Halloween question. The “mischief night” term apparently is only used in the NYC vicinity.


17 posted on 12/23/2013 10:38:05 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: re_nortex

Rockford, Aurora and Minneapolis/ St Paul.


18 posted on 12/23/2013 10:41:02 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Darksheare
“Appalachia” isn’t a dialect, but by God it should be.

How do you pronounce that region? Appa-LATCH-ah or or Appa-LAITCH-ah? It's former for me.

19 posted on 12/23/2013 10:41:06 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: eastforker

I took the test three times, and it is pretty accurate for me. Hubby took it three times. The first and third times for him gave the same results in three Southeastern cities. His second try put him in AZ. One of our daughters took the test twice. The first results put her in three cities nowhere near anywhere we have ever lived. The second try put her in three different regions. She has lived all over (as have hubby and I), but she has never lived in any of the places that showed up in her results.


20 posted on 12/23/2013 10:41:10 PM PST by petitfour
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To: eastforker

Born and raised in Brooklyn for 18 years straight, then 4 years in CT, and back in Brooklyn for over 5 years. Thankfully, I have the accent when I’m animated about something. Other than that, I don’t have one.


21 posted on 12/23/2013 10:42:21 PM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: mountn man

I’m just glad that the test shows that any vestigial trace of my native Western Pennsylvania accent is now entirely gone. By the way, the only idiom from that region I still use is “fixin’ to”, which luckily is fairly common here in Texas.


22 posted on 12/23/2013 10:44:31 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: eastforker

I took it twice and got different questions. The results for one were close to where I grew up and the other was for my current location. It tends to weight some questions very heavily.


23 posted on 12/23/2013 10:47:36 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: eastforker

Pinpointed exactly. We must be quite unique here.


24 posted on 12/23/2013 10:48:40 PM PST by madison10
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To: eastforker

It’s Y’all...


25 posted on 12/23/2013 10:57:19 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: eastforker

It had me nailed down so close, it was a little shocking.


26 posted on 12/23/2013 10:59:01 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: re_nortex

Always heard it pronounced “laitch”.


27 posted on 12/23/2013 11:01:37 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: eastforker

Maine & Minnesota. Pretty close (I’m Canadian).


28 posted on 12/23/2013 11:01:44 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Vendome

Ally’all’s, Plural possesive. As in get ally’alls’s crap out of here and leave.


29 posted on 12/23/2013 11:05:27 PM PST by eastforker (Cruz for steam in 2016)
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To: eastforker

I get the Great Lakes region, but I’m from Eastern Oregon.


30 posted on 12/23/2013 11:15:48 PM PST by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
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To: eastforker

That’s a little spooky. It nailed me. Denver and Aurora CO and Santa Rosa CA. I grew up in Aurora. Never been to Santa Rosa but I guess I’d fit right in.


31 posted on 12/23/2013 11:17:49 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: wastedyears

I got Philadelphia, Newark, and New York. The term “hoagie” was a dead giveaway for Philly area.


32 posted on 12/23/2013 11:19:16 PM PST by Tired of Taxes
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To: EternalVigilance

I got Omaha, Wichita and Jackson, MS. Not sure what the last one has in common with the first two.

Least similar Boston/NYC area.


33 posted on 12/23/2013 11:19:26 PM PST by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: eastforker

If you simply don’t know or have never heard a phrase click “other.”

I took the test twice (gave a few different questions) and both times came up with North Carolina.

Correct both times.


34 posted on 12/23/2013 11:42:23 PM PST by sigmashooter (Guns don't kill people. It's those damn little humans...)
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To: eastforker

Mine were dead wrong, but possibly because I have lived in a few places. None of which they came up with! lol


35 posted on 12/24/2013 12:02:48 AM PST by ozaukeemom (Is there even a republic left?)
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To: eastforker

Omaha, Lincoln, Wichita....

But, Eyez an Okie...


36 posted on 12/24/2013 12:04:40 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: eastforker

LOL!!!

I ain’t hear’d thatz in why’ll....


37 posted on 12/24/2013 12:05:49 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: eastforker

Startling. The survey finale picked the very town that I live in. I have location services turned off.


38 posted on 12/24/2013 12:21:01 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: eastforker

this is what i got, “Sorry, an error has occurred. Keep this link to save your answers and view your map later.” must be run by govment or the NY times.


39 posted on 12/24/2013 12:23:00 AM PST by kvanbrunt2 (i don't believe any court in this country is operating lawfully anyway)
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To: kvanbrunt2

I have a proxy server under my internet access. They are using your internet provider to figure out the answer. ha ha.


40 posted on 12/24/2013 12:24:56 AM PST by kvanbrunt2 (i don't believe any court in this country is operating lawfully anyway)
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Strangely, I got Yonkers for calling sneakers sneakers. Aren’t they called sneakers in a lot of places? Actually, I thought it was an old term, not a term particular to a certain part of the country.
Philly - New York - Yonkers

From DC but did 10 years in Philly and worked a year in NYC. I didn’t think I’d picked up NY words, but Philly, yeah.

I did ask someone in the Midwest for some ‘warder’ once and they didn’t know what I wanted. Another person in the group was from the east coast and recognized ‘water’ immediately.


41 posted on 12/24/2013 12:28:56 AM PST by radiohead
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To: KoRn; eastforker

“It had me nailed down so close, it was a little shocking.”

Me too!

I took this before today (the kid posted it to facebook), but seeing here that there were different questions I took it again.

This time I got the title question - being from NYC, but not from Brooklyn, I say “you guys”.

It’s a very good little quiz, I like the “I have no word for this” answer.

I even asked hubby, but it seems we have no word for the little strip of grass between sidewalk and street. And he grew up in Long Island suburbia! He uses “apron” but only for the bit of the driveway that crosses the sidewalk. Amazing that we don’t have any name for them.


42 posted on 12/24/2013 1:02:18 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Wicket

I get a similar result. I grew up in Texas but it tells me Alabama.

My parents are from Alabama. Maybe you had some relatives or a teacher from from that area when you were young. The test is not about accent so much as word usage


43 posted on 12/24/2013 1:19:21 AM PST by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Wicket

I get a similar result. I grew up in Texas but it tells me Alabama.

My parents are from Alabama. Maybe you had some relatives or a teacher from from that area when you were young. The test is not about accent so much as word usage


44 posted on 12/24/2013 1:19:22 AM PST by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: kvanbrunt2
Don't think so... considering I am in Japan (and have been for almost 2 decades), 2 of the 3 cities are pretty close to where I am from ;^)


45 posted on 12/24/2013 1:22:56 AM PST by Bikkuri ( those would have been affected.)
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To: Charles Henrickson; eastforker

Same here it was pretty spot on with Rockford/Aurora IL but also threw in Toledo, OH strangely enough:)


46 posted on 12/24/2013 1:47:13 AM PST by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: eastforker

Heh. Spokane, Boise, Modesto(!?) Red hot Northern Rockies (which is correct), with red swirls and warm colors running into Desert SW across Lower Midwest, and throughout the South. Stone cold blue everywhere the liberals live... go figger :)


47 posted on 12/24/2013 1:49:46 AM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: eastforker

Mine nailed it...central South Carolina. Central Mississippi was also dark red.


48 posted on 12/24/2013 2:09:28 AM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: Leaning Right

Unfortunately, I just had to give up my XP; 7 Y.O. machine died, so had to “upgrade” from what is really the best Windows version there is. In four more months there will be no more security updates or other support for it from Macroshaft, so it didn’t make sense to try to keep XP going. April 8th is the cutoff date.


49 posted on 12/24/2013 2:10:07 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: re_nortex

A lady friend from the bayou in louisiana once asked me during an intimate encounter if I was “fixin” to come.
I replied “not any more, forgetaboutit”


50 posted on 12/24/2013 2:10:57 AM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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