What kind of American English do you speak?


Your Linguistic Profile:

45% General American English
25% Yankee
20% Dixie
5% Midwestern
5% Upper Midwestern

I had to lie about two questions, because none of the alternatives fit. Spreading toilet paper (lavatory paper?) in front of a building is new to me, and I use none of those terms for an easy class.

(Via Anna’s Journal)

5 thoughts on “What kind of American English do you speak?

  1. Margaret, have you seen all the other tests on that page?
    What personality disorder are you?
    What gender is your brain? or the best
    How normal are you?

  2. I gave up. I push shopping trolleys (not listed); if I did exercise I’d wear trainers (not listed), et considerably cetera.

    I do not, in fact, speak American English at all.

  3. As a matter of fact, I skipped the American English test (I don’t like AmE, I deeply love BrE, above all as far as pronunciation is concerned!) and devoted myself to personality, age etc. I’ll die at 64, I’m pretty normal, my brain is 66.67% Female, 33.33% Male and my Irish name is …well, that’s pure rubbish, it changes everytime you refresh, I got all possible Irish female names, from Caoimhe to Saoirse! I’m utterly disappointed…

  4. Sonja: yes, I have a feeling I’ve seen that before. I’ll leave it to you, though. I’m frightened of discovering I’m 90% normal

    Des: I forgot about the shoes – I chose ‘tennis shoes’, but it isn’t what I would have said.
    I just wondered how BE would be rated. I would have expected more Yankee and Dixie.
    Liseuse: As long as your French name doesn’t change every time I refresh, that’s OK!

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