Just for fun: Dialect quiz!!

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’ve loved this quiz ever since it first came out!  So cool.  And hilarious… now I know and use the phrase “The devil is beating his wife” allllll the time.  So weird and random.

Anyway, I grew up in Oregon and Wyoming, and live in SE Wyoming, so this is pretty accurate!  In general I think the western US has less variation per unit area than the East and South, hence all the red.

 

Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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megm1099 :  I’m pretty sure I chose “I have no word for this” on half the questions. So maybe we have a very limited vocabulary in my suburb. Lol! It pointed out that I called an easy class a “blow off” class. I only picked that because there wasn’t an option for “no word for this” on that one, and blow off seemed closest.

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017 - Maui, Hawaii

Mine was very concentrated and very accurate! Apparently Michigan is nearly the only place that calls the night before Halloween Devil’s Night. 

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - The Olmsted

I am so surprised it was so accurate for me. It was exactly right! First guess was Louisville, where I am originally from. Moved to DC 3 years ago. 

 

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This is so cool!  My #1 is actually the relatively small suburb where I actually live, #2 is the metro area where I have lived my whole life (Denver) and then #3 is where my parent’s just moved to retire…I’ve only been there twice but it still popped up!  

Post # 38
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Busy bee

It gave me Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Jacksonville.  Since I live in Central FL, that’s dead on.  Good job, dilaect quiz!  πŸ˜‰ 

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

This got me dead on! I thought it might get thrown off because I went to college in Virginia and med school in New Orleans but I guess my Michigan-ness can’t be shaken! Haha

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

Mine was spot on! To be fair, bubbler narrows down the results quite a bit πŸ˜†

Post # 43
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Bumble bee

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KittyYogi :  Idk Kitty, the people from Montana and the Dakotas definitely have a different accent from people in, say, Denver.  I have no idea what someone from Wyoming sounds like though because I’ve never met anyone from there in person to hear his/her voice. Judging by all the deepness of the red, is it safe to assume that it’s very similar to those in Montana and the Dakotas?

Post # 45
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

it always fails miserably for me, but to be fair it’d be impossible to get totally right as I’m from Toronto, ON Canada.  So many of my answers resulted in a SOLID blue “your last answer” map… must be Canadianisms.

It used to at least guess close to the border, but I’ve spent the last 6 yrs in the US; plus my parents both learned various versions of British english; plus in general I adapt to language patterns quickly (I find myself mimicking local cadences after only a day or two, I’m sure I start mimicking local sayings quickly) so annywayyyy it guessed I was from three southern cities (Omaha was one, forget the other 2).

Tried again (some different questions, did you know that?)  and got San Jose, Newark, or Pembroke Pines. 

I’ve visited San Jose once.  The other two I haven’t ever even been in the state.

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