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PostSat Feb 16, 2019 4:57 pm 
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Here are a couple fun quizzes to waste a little time on this gloppy Saturday, besides binge-watching Netflix, tackling that novel and monitoring the latest daily-news train wreck:

How Y'all, Youse and You Guys Talk

I've lived in a number of places in N. America but spent my early years thru high school in the same place, so had to think back to which colloquialisms were used most often in my home town to see if the quiz accurately picked my geographical roots.  You can do the 2nd quiz even if you're not from there ... my results suggest some definite Irish vs Brit influence in my hometown, which doesn't surprise.

The British-Irish Dialect Quiz

I discovered lots of new lingo when I lived in Alberta - mostly Brit with some Quebecois thrown in.  Way more than I ever heard in Ontario.  Huh?  What's a chesterfield?  biggrin.gif

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PostSat Feb 16, 2019 6:04 pm 
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A couch, daveno, sofa.

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PostSat Feb 16, 2019 7:19 pm 
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They located me in WA, major cities spokane, tacoma, and anchorage

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PostSat Feb 16, 2019 9:12 pm 
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I couldn't get it to work.  I'd get clear to the end and when the results were due, the dreaded -----is not responding.

Took the UK one and it said I was clearly from somewhere else.

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PostSat Feb 16, 2019 9:19 pm 
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Huh I thought I knew what a chesterfield was a knee length overcoat with a velvet collar.   It appears both usages originate from the same Earl.
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PostSun Feb 17, 2019 8:56 am 
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It said I was from either Seattle, Salt Lake City or Grand Rapids. Sheesh, I have never lived outside of Washington State, so I will take Seattle.

Pacific Northwest English

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PostSun Feb 17, 2019 9:46 am 
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Kind of interesting quiz. Pegged me for Spokane. (I was born there but did a lot of time in Eastern Washington, and about 15 years in Seattle.) As I lived also for a time in Michigan/Indiana, the "map" they showed picked up some of my speech as being similar to that region. The map though says I don't have much in common with New Hampshire or Alaska where I have also resided.
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PostSun Feb 17, 2019 11:44 pm 
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Even though my native dialect came in second in the “America's Ugliest Accent” contest, these dialect quizzes never accurately locate native speakers of it.  Three questions would suffice.
1)  What does the word heyna mean?
2)  How many items does “a couple, two, tree” indicate.
3)  What are the differences among: “I'm going ta da mall, I'm going downa mall, and I'm going up da mall.

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PostMon Feb 18, 2019 1:20 pm 
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I got “not from around here, are you” on the Irish-Scottish quiz, and Boston-Buffalo on the American quiz.

And I’m Canadian - born in Montreal, based in Vancouver. Make of this what you will.
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PostMon Feb 18, 2019 3:13 pm 
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^^^^ Interesting, Seawallrunner.  I'm originally from the Buffalo - western NY area but the USA quiz put me farther west - Detroit and Minneapolis, where I've never been.

Adohrn wrote:
...I thought I knew what a chesterfield was a knee length overcoat with a velvet collar.

Until I moved to Alberta, the only "Chesterfield" I ever heard of was a cigarette brand.  clown.gif

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PostMon Feb 18, 2019 4:02 pm 
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It put me in Salt Lake City where I have never been, Spokane where I been a day or too and Seattle where I have spent most of my life in or nearby.

Any way the validity is in question because it didn't ask about the pronunciation of creek.   smile.gif

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PostMon Feb 18, 2019 5:06 pm 
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I just did it for a second time. This time I got several different questions than the first time and it put me in the Tacoma/Seattle area or Salt Lake City. That would be more accurate since I was born in Tacoma and have always lived within 40 miles of Tacoma.

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PostMon Feb 25, 2019 3:34 am 
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It put me way down south. I was born here and raised in Cali... I guess 7 years of Florida life has rubbed off!  clown.gif

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PostFri Mar 08, 2019 11:20 pm 
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Interesting, the cities it gave me were nowhere near where I grew up. But the colors on the map were very dark in the area I grew up, there just are smaller towns there. I think also this gets skewed because of where my family came from. Also, I think it's funny - I used to do environmental education before I had kids. When I would do a lot of talking, apparently I would start to drawl, because people would often ask me if I were from the South. I grew up in rural Oregon with a bunch of hicks and rednecks, so I think we carried some accents with us that weren't necessarily part of our native area.

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PostFri Mar 08, 2019 11:34 pm 
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Spokane (85 miles away) Boise, and Reno...wish I were in Reno playing poker.

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