Speak Yankee or Dixie?

June 20, 2006 at 10:29 am Leave a comment

post by Hal…..

Maybe it’s just a coincidence. Or maybe it has something to do with the fact that the Stanley Cup has taken up residence in the South. Whatever the reason, NPR had a story this morning (and an online quiz!) about the causes and differences of regional speech patterns in the United States.

The quiz introduces itself thusly: “To find out how much Southern blood your speech shows, simply choose the words you use below, then press ‘Compute My Score!’ at the end.”

The test is based on research by the Harvard Computer Society and enhanced by Dr. Robert Beard, the CEO of Alphadictionary. The quiz is 20 multiple choice questions and bears absolutely no resemblance to “You might be a Redneck If…” surveys.

Take the Quiz Right Now: AlphaDictionary / Rebel or Yankee?

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Entry filed under: Humor, language, wordsmithing.

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