Monday, November 14, 2005

Would y'all get me a can of coke from the cellar before I put on my tennis shoes and run to the store that's catty corner from the roundabout?



Your Linguistic Profile:



70% General American English

15% Dixie

10% Yankee

5% Upper Midwestern

0% Midwestern



What Kind of American English Do You Speak?


Whuh? Hilarious, huh? Where'd all that Dixie come from? More than 23 years in Chicago, and it's been almost completely rubbed out by 4 years in Texas!

4 Comments:

At 11:26 PM, Blogger candsmom said...

You want to know where the Dixie came from, I want to know where my 30% Yankee came from!!! Must be from those sneakers in the basement that's kitty corner to that thingamajig in the middle of the road. :-)

 
At 5:56 AM, Blogger Ashley said...

Apparently, 6 years in Texas adds exactly 15% to everybody's linguistic profile. Is it the "y'all"? Is that woth 15% all by itself?

 
At 6:53 AM, Anonymous Nancy said...

As long as it's still "Pop" and not "Soda" and you don't pronounce the "s" at the end of Illinois, you'll always be able to claim your Chicago heritage. :-)

 
At 6:46 AM, Blogger Marisa said...

I'm all midwestern, 15% from the upper midwest, wouldn't my mom by proud!

Good thing you're coming back to Chicago soon. We'll have to make you count pops: one pop, two pops, tree pops...

 

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