What does the way you speak say about where you're from?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Was the quiz accurate?
    Yes : (116 votes)
    66 %
    No : (17 votes)
    10 %
    Close, but no cigar : (19 votes)
    11 %
    It was accurate for where I used to live, but not where I live currently : (21 votes)
    12 %
    It was accurate for where I live currently, but not where I used to live : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    2576 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @arielmerms:  I grew up in MA, but got Yonkers, New York, and Providence as results. I currently live in Northern NJ.

    The results are odd though. It looks like I only got the results above b/c I use the words “sneakers” and “bubbler.” Kind of weird but interesting.

    Post # 4
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    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @arielmerms:  I am from Texas but lived in Arizona for a long time as well. It is semi accurate? 

    It showed that I was similar to most places in CA, kind of similar to AZ, and completely different from Texas 

    Post # 5
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    6964 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Yup. it gave me three Southern California cities- one next to where I grew up, one near where I lived last year and one close to my current address. 

    Post # 6
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    6964 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @MrsNewDay:  odd. I thought bubbler was a Midwest thing. I know when I was on my mission one state called them that and we were almost exclusively in the Midwest. 

    Post # 7
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    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    It gave me Irving, Fort Worth, and San Antonio Texas. I’ve lived in a north Dallas suburb, College Station (centralish/southish/eastish Texas), and now a northeast Fort Worth suburb. So…. pretty damn good!

    The crayon question threw me off, because there is no difference between the vowel sounds of “ahn” and “dawn” in the way I talk.

    “blow off” classes and “access road” were my definers, but I’ve heard “feeder road” and “service road” a lot more in FtWorth than Dallas. Odd that it’s apparently a San Antonio word.

    Post # 8
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    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Creepily accurate- I got Chicago/Aurora (a chicago suburb). I live right in the middle. haha.

    Post # 10
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    1327 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Interesting.  The area where I live and am from was red, but most of the country was orange and yellow, so I don’t think this map had me figured out.  I know I have a pretty heavy Chicago accent too and use region specific slang, when I travel or meet people from other areas they usually can tell pretty quickly where I’m from.  I think maybe the quiz just wasn’t asking questions that narrowed in on my accent.  I’ve actually taken it twice and had different questions come up.

    Post # 11
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    1002 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I got Yonkers, New York, Patterson…makes sense I grew up in Bergen County but live in Colorado now.

    Post # 12
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    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    wooow i am actually so impressed. i’m canadian so i was interested to see what it would say for me. and it was entirely red around like grand rapids, buffalo and rochester. i live very close to the buffalo border so that totally makes sense!

    Post # 13
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    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @MexiPino:  I’m from midwest- I don’t know anyone that calls it bubbler. Always a water fountain.

    Post # 14
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    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @FutureMrsGG:  I am from the mid west too and have only heard of water fountain and drinking fountain. I never heard of bubbler until the quiz

    Post # 15
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    1779 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m from Rochester, NY and got my top two results are Rochester, NY and Buffalo, NY! CRAZY ACCURATE!

    Post # 16
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    2576 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @MexiPino:  

    @arielmerms:  

    Yeah, I seriously thought it was just a MA thing. I was ESL so I learned all of my English strictly from classmates/school. That’s where I was taught the term bubbler.

    I started calling subs “heroes” to my friends in MA after living in the NY/NJ area for 3 years. They laughed at me all, “You’re from MA, call it a GRINDER.”

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