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« on: December 23, 2013, 07:08:19 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013, 07:11:44 PM »
DES MOINES
WICHITA
AKRON

Are my three areas...

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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2013, 07:21:28 PM »
New York

Yonkers

Jersey City.

Whoknew all three were settled by folk from Yorkshire?  :silly:
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2013, 07:28:54 PM »
Providence

New York

Washington DC

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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2013, 07:32:21 PM »
I must say, that's a pretty fascinating study. The Professor Henry Higgins in me appreciates it.

This is me:

Boston ("Baw'-stin", obviously)
Worcester (which is prawpahlly pronouced: "Whist'uh")
Providence (Praw'vuh-dints')

No surprise, I s'poze...
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2013, 08:10:05 PM »
Lexington, KY

Huntsville, Alabama

Oklahoma City

That''s about right, although Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee is the most accurate. 
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2013, 08:12:46 PM »
Salt Lake City, Fresno CA and Modesto CA.

I have resided in Orange County CA most of my life. So I suppose with 2 of the 3 cities in CA it is fairly accurate.

My father was raised as a Mormon in Wyoming, so his accent probably pushes the 3rd city for me.

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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2013, 08:21:18 PM »
Dayton, Ohio
Wichita
Lincoln

I live 60 miles from Dayton
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2013, 08:25:59 PM »
Dayton, Ohio
Wichita
Lincoln, Neb.

I live 60 miles from Dayton

You are a Midwesterner like me....I got the Ohio area I guess because I lived there twice as a child when my dad was stationed there..

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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2013, 08:39:23 PM »
Santa Rosa, CA (sort of makes sense as I grew up in CA but in So Cal, not Santa Rosa and environs)

Houston, TX (I reckon as I lived in Houston for 10 years and in East Texas for 20 more)

Rockford., IL ( No idea. I lived in Chicago for a very short while when in my late teens, but that's it for IL)

Anyone else find this test challenging. What pronunciation do I use? But sometimes I call that one thing, sometimes the other. It was fun, though. Love these little internet quizzes.
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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2013, 08:55:27 PM »
Well, I am still trying to figure out how Wichita comes into play for me....my dad was career USAF and I grew up all over the world..but not Wichita or anywhere near the area..lol

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« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2013, 09:06:44 PM »
Santa Rosa, CA
Houston, TX
Rockford., IL

I doubt there is much difference between NorCal and SoCal.

But yours is a big spread !!
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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2013, 09:12:24 PM »
Shreveport, Jackson, Baton Rouge

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« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2013, 12:43:09 AM »
Shreveport, Jackson, Baton Rouge

That's a fairly tight pattern I should think.
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« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2013, 01:51:52 AM »
Nailed it.  I'm  from Tacoma WA.    In the Northwest we have a mixture of Midwest and a watered down Southern usage of words because so many depression era  people moved here for work back in the 1920s and 30s from the south and from the mid-west. And many stationed in the military chose to stay here.

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Boise
Grand Rapids (Sara Palin dialect)
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« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2013, 02:56:23 AM »
Yonkers, Jersey City, New York.

'Sneakers' was the tell.

My first language was Sicilian. Grew up in Brooklyn from age 6 till 18. Then Northern California for 23 years. The last 20 years back in New York.

Fascinating subject comparative linguistics.

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« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2013, 03:28:06 AM »
Fresno,CA
Bakersfield,CA
Long Beach,CA

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« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2013, 09:11:07 AM »
It's yinz, 'n'at (said the native Picksburgher).

My results were Detroit, Tulsa and Oklahoma City. How very odd (although I did spend four years in Tulsa)!
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« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2013, 12:32:55 AM »
Fresno,CA
Bakersfield,CA
Long Beach,CA
I think we talk just about alike.
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« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2013, 12:38:18 AM »
I think we talk just about alike.

I think so. I was amazed how tight the pattern was. I was expecting something like a Eastern city. I guessed wrong.


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