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New York Times Regional Dialect Quiz
« on: October 14, 2020, 08:23:25 PM »
I thought we could all play this New York Times game from 2013:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/dialect-quiz-map.html?_r=0

I'll start with my Top 3:

Durham
Greensboro
Montgomery

You can see my results at https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/dialect-quiz-map.html?r=j0k2204018001040080000000j00j1050j0k018001010b0000

What are yours?

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Re: New York Times Regional Dialect Quiz
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2020, 08:47:23 PM »
For me, here are my top three:

Santa Rosa
Fresno
Reno

I am from Washington state, lived here all my life. My mom’s family is from the Midwest so I have heard a lot of Midwest lingo though.

My results are https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/dialect-quiz-map.html?r=8242400k080010600j002040204000008j0j21808000080200
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Re: New York Times Regional Dialect Quiz
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2020, 08:57:14 PM »
LA, Glendale and Long Beach.

As I've never been west of the Mississippi my entire life, I'm puzzled.

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Re: New York Times Regional Dialect Quiz
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020, 12:14:20 AM »
Jackson, MS
Columbus, GA
Montgomery, AL

Makes since, 'cause was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, y'all.

In the South, "y'all" is singular, "all y'all" is plural.

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Re: New York Times Regional Dialect Quiz
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2020, 12:31:42 AM »
Three California cities, but not LA, surprisingly.

Although I feel my results might be a little skewed because I don't know of a drive-through liquor store anywhere remotely near me, nor do I think I should know where any are.
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Re: New York Times Regional Dialect Quiz
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2020, 12:58:46 AM »
Newark/Patterson
New York
Yonkers

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Re: New York Times Regional Dialect Quiz
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2020, 01:14:39 AM »
Although I feel my results might be a little skewed because I don't know of a drive-through liquor store anywhere remotely near me, nor do I think I should know where any are.

I had never heard of drive-through liquor stores before this quiz. Maybe not a thing up here in Washington!
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Re: New York Times Regional Dialect Quiz
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2020, 01:15:02 AM »
I got Anchorage, Tacoma, and Seattle. Makes sense because Alaska and Washington state are just north and south of my Canadian home which is British Columbia.

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Re: New York Times Regional Dialect Quiz
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2020, 01:45:03 AM »
I got Moreno Valley, CA which is somewhat close to me, but I also got Spokane, WA and Grand Rapids, MI. Didn’t see a question about a drive-thru liquor store, but around California we have the “drive-thru dairy” which might be similar.
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Re: New York Times Regional Dialect Quiz
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2020, 02:54:53 AM »
Buffalo
Newark/Patterson
New York

Living in Buffalo all my life I'm not a bit shocked. Sneakers, pop and sub are very Western New York. We do have our own distinct flavor here, just like Pittsburgh has "yinz".

Also, who the hell needs liquor so fast that they can't get out their car to get it?!
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Re: New York Times Regional Dialect Quiz
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2020, 01:01:58 PM »
Augusta-Richmond, GA
Columbus, GA
Montgomery, AL


My results are surprisingly farther south than my location in Middle Tennessee, but we all just about speak the same way, so... 🤷🏻‍♂️
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Re: New York Times Regional Dialect Quiz
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2020, 01:23:20 PM »
Manhattan/Yonkers/Jersey City.

On the other side of the city as my homeland of Long Island, but not too far off. The Mary/marry/merry question reminded me of the debate I had with thejeopardyfan’s owner. I pronounce all three differently.

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Re: New York Times Regional Dialect Quiz
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2020, 02:16:56 PM »
Philadelphia, Baltimore, and oddly, Mobile, AL. I don't really have much of a southern drawl, but was a little surprised. I'm not sure what a typical Mobile accent is compared to the rest of Alabama, since its sort of like its version of New Orleans, which has a unique accent of its own compared to say Montgomery or Huntsville which is much more traditionally southern in tone. Nationally, I have least in common with the upper Midwest accent.
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Re: New York Times Regional Dialect Quiz
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2020, 02:36:42 PM »
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Arlington.  I've lived in the southern half of Pennsylvania my whole life so this comes as no surprise.  In fact, I've had a few people tell me I have a southern accent although if I had to guess I'd say they've never heard a true southern accent.  I talk a lot like my dad's side of the family who are all very rural people and have a little bit of that hillbilly twang.

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Re: New York Times Regional Dialect Quiz
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2020, 05:02:01 PM »
Rockford, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Grand Rapids, MI. No surprise, as I'm north of Detroit. I do love the y'all speak though, sounds so smooth.

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