a language quiz

(via Nels)

Your Linguistic Profile:

65% General American English

25% Dixie

5% Midwestern

5% Yankee

0% Upper Midwestern

Since I've moved around a lot, this probably isn't that far from the truth. And I tried to answer by what I actually say, rather than what I heard growing up. American linguistic variation is actually something I'm quite interested in. I would've added a few more questions to the quiz, though:
  • does motorcycle rhyme with "sickle"?
  • which syllable of "cement" gets stressed?
  • when you turn on a light switch, do you say that you "flip", "mash" or "burn" it?
  • what do you call the playground equipment that is a plank balanced on a stand: see-saw or teeter-totter?