December 22, 2013

Fun language test

Digby pointed her readers to a quiz at the NYT today. You answer a bunch of questions about words and pronunciation, and it tells you where your style of speaking is most common in the United States. In other words, it sources you.

Lo and behold, it said I'm from NYC. Which means it worked. Go take the quiz and see what it says about your style of speaking. It's kinda fun.

6 comments:

cm said...

Waddayaknow. I'm from the Noo Yawk, Noowark, Yonkers area according to the test.

writenow said...

Mine said New York, Yonkers and Springfield. Springfield? I wonder why we both got Yonkers.

Artichoke Annie said...

Santa Rosa, Sacramento & Modesto. At least it got me pegged in California, where I was a third generation native, but a bit more south of those three cities.

I know after 20+ years in Missouri I have changed a couple of words I use, like 'coke' has become more often 'soda' and 'market' has become 'grocery store'

Fun test. Thanks.

writenow said...

A California gal, eh? There's one issue remaining. I hope you say grocery this way: "grossery". Please tell me you don't say "groshery". That drives me wild!

Hi Annie, Merry ho ho ho!

Artichoke Annie said...

Ha ha ha......."groshery" i'm afraid. In high school I dated a boy from NY, I though it so odd the way he said chocolate 'malted'.....

I bet language differences are lessening now.... but I shall try to be careful in your presence.

writenow said...

I'd appreciate it. K