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Friday, April 22, 2005

Qu'est-ce que c'est?!

Was a bit strange taking this test - I am of course not American. Any Americans wish to interpret these results? Do my writings fit this "linguistic profile"?



Your Linguistic Profile:



75% General American English

20% Yankee

5% Midwestern

0% Dixie

0% Upper Midwestern

5 Comments:

  • At 4/22/2005 01:50:00 AM, Anonymous writer_within said…

    I believe your from Canada, eh? So from your results you look like you have great command of the English language but show tendencies in dialect of the yankees (people from up North...and well Canada is North..Just way North :) and the midwest (they say that most news anchors have a midwest accent...it's less harsh) So I guess it's a good thing. I on the other hand am from the deep south where we say things like darlin and ya'll....ohhh and my ever so favorite fixin (I'm fixin to bring ya'll a basket of delicious fried chicken)

    Ummhana

     
  • At 4/22/2005 03:47:00 PM, Blogger cncz said…

    Well big time Canadian hoser accents (like kids in the hall) would translate roughly into upper midwestern. But the people from Toronto I know (big enough to be a random sample) have very neutral accents.

    Also, all the news anchors on American news are Canadian, or it seems like it.

    The test was way wrong for me. But maybe that's because I have been in Canada/France/Switzerland/Belgium too long and my accent has been corrupted.

     
  • At 4/22/2005 03:48:00 PM, Blogger cncz said…

    i forgot to add, "fixin to" is my Absolute. Favorite. Expression. EVER.

     
  • At 4/23/2005 04:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ah, no: cncz - absolute hoser accents are definitely 'great white north' "bob and doug mckenzie" from SCTV ('what's up, hoser?')... funny how that works, Canadians mocking their own culture for American TV, ending up on SNL, and Americans think all their Canadian comedians are theirs... (okay, my moment of nationalism ;)

    but yeah, male communication isn't as warm or empathetic, generally, as women's conversation. (miss my mom? yeah...)

    dawud

     
  • At 4/25/2005 08:26:00 PM, Blogger TwennyTwo said…

    Ah yes, and then when 'fixin to' becomes 'fint'ta', which is what I say... but my roots are still in the south.

     

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