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55% general american english
35% Yankee
10% dixie
0% Midwestern
0% upper midwestern

btw i'm from new york, lived here all my 22 years.
I guess it made some sense.
 

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85% General American English
10% Yankee
5% Dixie
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

these numbers really tell where we live
 

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70% General American
15% Dixie
15% Yankee
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

I score different on the other test.
 

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65% General American English
20% Upper Midwestern
10% Yankee
5% Midwestern
0% Dixie

having lived in chicago my whole life, i guess this makes sense, though the 10% yankee seems a tad unusual......
 

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70% General American English
10% Upper Midwestern
10% Yankee
5% Dixie
5% Midwestern

Im from Detroit yet no midwestern.
How whould a midwestern anwser these?
 

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Your Linguistic Profile:
75% General American English
15% Upper Midwestern
5% Midwestern
5% Yankee
0% Dixie


I got nailed when I said pop. I actually usually say Soda now, but said pop "which is definitely pronounced "pahp") originally. Glad to see the 0% Dixie. I have been fighting it off for years. lol
 

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I thought they only said pop in Metro Detroit because when i go on vacation and ask for a pop they always say "hey you from Michigan?"
 

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TroyBoy said:
I thought they only said pop in Metro Detroit because when i go on vacation and ask for a pop they always say "hey you from Michigan?"
They say pop all along the shores of the Great Lakes.... from Milwaukee/Chicago to Buffalo and Rochester, NY.
 

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ROCguy said:
They say pop all along the shores of the Great Lakes.... from Milwaukee/Chicago to Buffalo and Rochester, NY.
milwaukee is "soda" country.

"pop" & "soda" are completely interchangeable in chicago, though "pop" does predominate here. being from chicago, the pop vs. soda debates always seemed very strange to me becuase it seemed like people were arguing between "car" and "automobile"; two completely normal, but differnet, words for the same exact thing. i guess in other places the issue is much more one side or the other. in chicago, we're neutral on the pop/soda thing.
 

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

Interesting...
 

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70% General American English
15% Dixie
15% Yankee
0% Midwestern
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55% General American English
20% Upper Midwestern
10% Dixie
10% Yankee
5% Midwestern

I guess Detroit/Toledo is Upper Midwestern. I nailed Devils Night :lol:
 
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