Sunday, April 17, 2005
My Linguistic Profile: Whistling Dixie? 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 

Your Linguistic Profile:

45% General American English

40% Yankee

10% Upper Midwestern

5% Dixie

0% Midwestern

What Kind of American English Do You Speak?
Well, I know that the "Yankee" component comes from my years in New Jersey and New York, and I recently discovered that my mysterious subtle accent is indeed "Jersey-Philly," since I still pronounce "water" waw-ter instead of wah-ter most of the time. The Upper Midwestern I can also see, since I've had a tendency to use terminal prepositions for some time - even before moving to Chicago.

However, I have absolutely no clue about the "5% Dixie." [Via Lauren at Feministe.]