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Old Dec 24th 2013, 03:21 PM
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Default US Dialect Quiz - with US map of results

Here's a fun thing for Americans to play with.

The quiz asks you a dozen questions then maps out where it thinks you are based on your accent. US only.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...-map.html?_r=0

It puts me in Spokane/Seattle area of Washington State - which isn't too bad because that's where my father and his family come from.
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Old Dec 24th 2013, 07:26 PM
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Default Re: US Dialect Quiz - with US map of results

I took it. It was about fifty miles off. Fifty!

Very interesting!
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Old Dec 24th 2013, 09:37 PM
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Default Re: US Dialect Quiz - with US map of results

This non native English speaking European whose English is at least 95 % British rather than American was detected as being from New York City, Jersey City and Yonkers.
Kinda makes sense I think.
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Old Dec 26th 2013, 09:56 AM
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This non native English speaking European whose English is at least 95 % British rather than American was detected as being from New York City, Jersey City and Yonkers.
Kinda makes sense I think.
OMG - you mean you speak English like someone from Jersey/Bronx?

That's got to be something wrong with the software. BBC style English is totally NOT the Jersey/Bronx accent!

Example: NeYaack and Joisey?
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