What Kind Of American English Do You Speak??

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  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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  2. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    I'm...

    60% General American English
    20% Yankee
    15% Upper Midwestern
    5% Dixie
    0% Midwestern

    Gee, that was fun! got any more of them?
  3. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    The worst thing I said when I was stationed in Germany.......
    Where did you learn to speak American?
    100% All American Yankee...Pawk dah caw in da Hawvawrd yawd.
  4. rksstl

    rksstl Member

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    Born and raised in the midwest, interesting,maybe i did learn something in english class:)

    70% General American English
    15% Yankee
    5% Dixie
    5% Upper Midwestern
    0% Midwestern
  5. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Interesting, 45, 20, 20 total 85. BTW, no correct answer for the night before Halloween, cabbage night, of course.
  6. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    I'm 50, 15, 15, 5, 5, with no answer for questions 10 (an easy class is just an easy class) and 14 (I'm a model railroader. What's a workout?). Interesting results for a hoser, eh?

    Wayne
  7. zedob

    zedob Member

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    50 Gerneral
    25 Yankee
    25 Dixie.
    and nothing else. Pretty much wraps up where I've lived.
  8. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    40% Dixie
    30% General American English
    25% Yankee
    5% Midwestern
    0% Upper Midwestern
    Which would embarrass my folks to no end, rest their souls. I was raised in New England.
    I guess I'm gonna hafta clean up my act (gonna hafta???)
  9. Pete

    Pete Member

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    100% Canadian English
  10. Pete

    Pete Member

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    But according to this test:
    60% General American English
    20% Yankee
    10% Dixie
    5% Midwestern
    5% Upper Midwestern
  11. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Same as you, Rich...and I was born and raised in Baltimore, whodathunkit?
  12. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    Hmm, The Canadian got:

    50% General American English
    0% Dixie
    15% Upper Midwestern
    30% Yankee
    5% Midwestern
  13. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Canajun, eh?

    As in aboot, Tronna (the capital of Ontario), and The Horton's, eh?

    Andrew
  14. Taylor

    Taylor New Member

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    60% General American English
    25% Dixie
    15% Yankee
    0% Midwestern
    0% Upper Midwestern

    There is a guy that I work with from Michigan. I always give him a hard time for his "English" and he does the same to me. I drink a soda or a coke....he drinks a 'pop'. I enjoy eating a 'lollipop' on occasion, while enjoys a 'sucker' He has no accent whatsoever (that I can tell anyway) but he'll throw in these words on occasion that completely throw me off guard. We frequently give each a hard time...and his favorite with me is that I drink water from a 'wooder fountain' and when in the mood, I will 'warsh' my car ;) But I remember the old stories from 'Dad' talking about him swimming in the 'crick' as a kid.
  15. webmaster

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    I don't know......:cry:

    Were good enough to give you a language & you go & ruin it... sign1 sign1
  16. Raistlin

    Raistlin Member

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    Strange no category for Canadian English or the Queen's English...

    How naff, eh?
  17. Catt

    Catt Guest

    I couldn't take the test there were not enough choices.But here is my personal breakdown of what I speak.By the way I use Y'all (pronounced Yawl :D ) quite often and I am a Mid westerner.

    20% General American English
    20% Yankee
    20% Dixie
    20% Midwestern
    20% Upper Midwestern
  18. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Eastern Long Island, overlayed with New England, overlayed with "Chicago midwest", and traces of just about everywhere else, picked up during the twentyone years I spent in military service.
    100% mongrel, North, East, South, West, American "murder" of the english language.

    Still, come to think of it, you can't get theah, from heah......or back again :D
  19. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

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    Now lookitthat: The test sez:

    50% General American English
    30% Yankee
    20% Dixie
    0% Midwestern
    0% Upper Midwestern

    Since my native language is (Swiss-)German, I should have learned 100 % General English English - in school. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

    But as it looks, something's gone awfully wrong. Ok, the 20% Dixie I blame to my old friend Elvis, who I copied as a youngster when I played and sang in a Rock 'n Roll band, but the rest... :confused:

    Hey, could it be that you guys at the Gauge spoilt my beautiful :oops: school English? :D:D:D

    Well, I don't care at all, as long as anybody of you still understands me...:wave::wave::wave:

    Ron
  20. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    what no category for western if there were I would be 80% western 20% GAE.:)