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Thursday, October 13, 2005
  5:55 PM — What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

Your Linguistic Profile:

50% General American English

30% Yankee

15% Dixie

5% Upper Midwestern

0% Midwestern

What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

They left out a few choices though - not that I say these, but I hear them all the time here in Massachusetts.

5. You call sweetened, carbonated beverages:

6. You drink from:
A bubbler

14. You work out in...

And a few other interesting points...

1. The level of a building that is underground is called the:
In Europe, the ground floor is 0, and if you go up one flight of stairs it's the 1st floor. For the geeks, it's just like the difference between Fortran and C. ;) Belowground are increasingly negative numbers.

15. "Y'all"...
Some people around Pittsburgh, PA, say "Y'ins".

20. Mary / marry / merry...
Dawn / Don - I say those VERY differently. (I'm from NYC originally.)

Regarding the floors in a building in Europe.
I once worked on a construction site in Singapore.
The structural drawings had the lower
basement as level 1, upper basement as level 2 and so forth...
The electrical services drawings had the lower basement as -2, the upper basement as -1 and ground floor as level 0 (zero).
The interior drawings then had lower basement as -1, upper basement as 0 (zero) and ground floor as 1.
This of course made everyone very confused, but that's Singapore for you.
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