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Greg
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:13 pm
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Considering my background, that's not a big surprise, y'all.

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:15 pm
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The item that did surprise me is "caramel." If you say as three syllables, it increases your Dixie score.

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miros1
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:10 pm
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50% General American English

25% Yankee

10% Upper Midwestern

5% Dixie

5% Midwestern

What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

http://www.blogthings.com/whatkindofamericanenglishdoyouspeakquiz/

Which is about right, Upper Appalachian is part Yankee and part Upper Midwestern...

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:07 pm
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55% General American English

25% Yankee

15% Dixie

0% Midwestern

0% Upper Midwestern

What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

http://www.blogthings.com/whatkindofamericanenglishdoyouspeakquiz/

That was a fun quiz!

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Liss
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:46 pm
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65% General American English

10% Dixie

10% Upper Midwestern

5% Midwestern

5% Yankee

What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

http://www.blogthings.com/whatkindofamericanenglishdoyouspeakquiz/

I suppose this comes from living all over the country growing up?

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:03 pm
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55% General American English

20% Yankee

10% Dixie

5% Midwestern

5% Upper Midwestern

What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

http://www.blogthings.com/whatkindofamericanenglishdoyouspeakquiz/

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:34 am
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50% General American English
35% Yankee
10% Dixie
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

...which is about right, except the 10% Dixie is probably because I admitted saying "y'all"; but that's a habit that I picked up as an adult because I wanted a plural form of "you", not something I acquired normally.

(And durn it, the night before Hallowe'en is "Gate Night"; everyone knows that!)
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:48 am
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Your Linguistic Profile:

60% General American English

25% Dixie

10% Yankee

0% Midwestern

0% Upper Midwestern

What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

http://www.blogthings.com/whatkindofamericanenglishdoyouspeakquiz/

Pretty interesting! I suppose I'm not more Dixie because I make an effort not to sound like a complete hick! razz I do say "y'all" all the time...it's just habit from growing up in the South. I also call all sweetened carbonated beverages "coke" when I'm speaking with friends, though when I'm on the road I tend to say "soda" to avoid confusing others when I really mean Dr. Pepper and not Coca-Cola.

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:50 am
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40% Dixie
40% General American English
10% Yankee
5% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

huh....go figure.

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:20 am
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dmchess wrote:
...which is about right, except the 10% Dixie is probably because I admitted saying "y'all"; but that's a habit that I picked up as an adult because I wanted a plural form of "you", not something I acquired normally.


Um, technically, "you" is the plural form. "Thou" is the singular. So when someone says "Group, get thy boots on!" thou can correct them!

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:32 am
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Um, technically, "you" is the plural form. "Thou" is the singular. So when someone says "Group, get thy boots on!" thou can correct them!


I thought the plural form of "you" was "yinz". Rolling on the Floor Laughing But, I'm from Pittsburgh, so....

Actually, I say ya'll - I like the way it sounds.

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:51 am
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60% General American English
20% Yankee
15% Upper Midwestern
0% Dixie
0% Midwestern

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:55 am
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Um, technically, "you" is the plural form. "Thou" is the singular. So when someone says "Group, get thy boots on!" thou can correct them!


lol! That sounds really strange.....Group, get thou boots on!

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:33 pm
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Actually, I was commenting about the misuse of the singular form rather than the plural.

It would be either, Group, get your boots on, or Group, get ye boots on.

<has a flashback to Latin declensions>

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:53 pm
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miros1 wrote:
Um, technically, "you" is the plural form. "Thou" is the singular.

I'm not quite that thoroughgoing a prescriptivist, myself. *8) It's been a few years since singular-thou / plural-you was normative. Nowadays it's you/you, and you/y'all sounds less funny than thou/you. At least to my ears!
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