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    Whacha talk like? Take the quiz

    Here's a nice little time killer for the holidays. With a name like Hey y'all, you would figure I'm from the South. That is true, except I have been living in MN for over 4 years. Many people in MN just kind of stare and wonder what in the world I'm saying. No, it is not a strong accent. It is that I speak proper English

    Take this quiz to see how you fair.
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    Here's my result. Yep, it placed me correctly on the map. My mother's from Alabama and I grew up in Charleston.

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    Took the test, would not load resulting map. Gave up after eight tries.

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    Buffalo, Rochester and New York... which is close to where I live and work (Caledon and Toronto, Ontario)
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    I got the same answers as AZ. No map. (Firefox)
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    Whacha talk like? Take the quiz

    Did you guys take all 25 questions?

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    Yes sir. (Chrome)

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    Wow. It placed me correctly in the city where I go to school/live in nine months of the year, and it gave me a city about an hour north of where I grew up.

    Both cities are still pretty close to each other, and they have similar dialects, but still interesting.
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    No map....I'm using Safari.
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    No map here.

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    My wife took it but after living here in NZ for too long she couldn't remember how she pronounced some stuff. It moved her two states west so now she's a valley girl. I took it too and it turns out I'm a Jersey Boy. Who'd a thunk?
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Here's a nice little time killer for the holidays. With a name like Hey y'all, you would figure I'm from the South. That is true, except I have been living in MN for over 4 years. Many people in MN just kind of stare and wonder what in the world I'm saying. No, it is not a strong accent. It is that I speak proper English
    I have lived in the south most my life but my family is from Mn and I have lived all over this country so I have very little accent.

    Anyways, when I was younger and had a little more draw/twang and would go to Mn people would ask where I was from. I would then ask them what they meant in which they would reply "you have an accent". In which I would reply to them "I don't have an accent, you have an accent".
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    BTW, it put me in Orlando, St Petersburg and Tampa.
    Although I have never lived in Florida, it makes sense because I have lived all over the country and Florida is the melting pot of the country.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    I'm a Brit/Aussie so I am not gonna even bother...
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    I tested it in Firefox and Chrome. Both worked, but not in an expected manner. It took close to a minute for the map to show up. In fact, I gave up on chrome thinking it was the problem. I clicked random answers in firefox. When I went back to chrome to report the bad news here, the map was showing. I think went to firefox and it was there too.

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    Not really close. Born & raised in San Diego (2nd generation in fact), but my "most similar" was Salt Lake City
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    No map either

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    Waste of my time. No map nor results. Stupid NY Times.

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    I'll try again later to get the final answer but what was interesting was that many of my answers didn't seem to line up with where I grew up or live now. I wonder if my life has been an illusion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Understater View Post
    My wife took it but after living here in NZ for too long she couldn't remember how she pronounced some stuff. It moved her two states west so now she's a valley girl. I took it too and it turns out I'm a Jersey Boy. Who'd a thunk?
    That's like soooo tubular.
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    buffalo upstate ny. I guess that is pretty close to southern ontario eh!
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    Most similar had two cities in Cali and one from NV. Guess what, I live in Cali!!! It's rigged, I tell ya!
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    I finally got the map to work and it looks like my dialect is that of central california around Stockton. I'm originally from CO which according to the map is very similar.
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    I've never been to those three places.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
    I've never been to those three places.


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    That's because you're a psychopath in disguise and the Chupacabra thing only reinforces the facts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
    I've never been to those three places.


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    There are some hotspots in the south west. Perhaps snow birds that settled in? Or, too much time on the the internet has led to a loss of identity

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