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How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« on: December 23, 2013, 07:08:19 PM »
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/12/20/sunday-review/dialect-quiz-map.html

How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
What does the way you speak say about where you’re from? Answer all the questions below to see your personal dialect map.

25 questions taken at link

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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013, 07:11:44 PM »
DES MOINES
WICHITA
AKRON

Are my three areas...

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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« 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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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2013, 07:28:54 PM »
Providence

New York

Washington DC

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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« 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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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« 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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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« 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.

I sure ain't no darn easterner or southerner !!
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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2013, 08:21:18 PM »
Dayton, Ohio
Wichita
Lincoln

I live 60 miles from Dayton
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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« 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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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« 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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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« 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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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« 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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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2013, 09:12:24 PM »
Shreveport, Jackson, Baton Rouge

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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« 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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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« 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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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« 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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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2013, 03:28:06 AM »
Fresno,CA
Bakersfield,CA
Long Beach,CA

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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« 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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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« 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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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« 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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