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Topic: Dialect Map
Posted By: tatee
Subject: Dialect Map
Date Posted: Dec 24 2013 at 3:13pm

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.

Click the link:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/12/20/sunday-review/dialect-quiz-map.html?_r=2&" rel="nofollow - http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/12/20/sunday-review/dialect-quiz-map.html?_r=2&


I just want to know if this was accurate for you. 

This pin pointed to the exact area I was born.



Replies:
Posted By: Blac1Chyna
Date Posted: Dec 24 2013 at 3:35pm
Mine was accurate. I am from the souf and I talk like it


Posted By: Marmonette
Date Posted: Dec 24 2013 at 3:45pm
Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:



This pin pointed to the exact area I was born.

 
same Shocked
 
There is some sort of tracker on that thing that's following me. Aint no way it can tell the little Podunk town im from by just saying "roundabout" instead of "rotary". psh.


Posted By: 510QUEEN
Date Posted: Dec 24 2013 at 3:48pm
they got me about right too.......vegas was one then palm springs....iono bout Alabama tho


Posted By: _ConcreteRose_
Date Posted: Dec 24 2013 at 3:52pm
They got me right as well. Pretty cool.


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Dec 24 2013 at 3:56pm
i got atlanta, columbus and tallahassee

however, i am from a more western south. 

LOL


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Dec 24 2013 at 4:22pm
It figured me out. There are some very specific terms used here though.


Posted By: ImThatDiva
Date Posted: Dec 24 2013 at 4:25pm
Mine knew I was from NY. That's close enough. The location was off though.
I wonder how the results would be if someone has an accent(non U.S.).


Posted By: Az~Maverick
Date Posted: Dec 24 2013 at 4:40pm
The closest for me was Aurora, IL....I'm from Chicago Thumbs Up

The other 2 were Rochester & Buffalo.


Posted By: candyrainz_409
Date Posted: Dec 24 2013 at 5:01pm
Mines are Houston, San Antonio, and Baton Rouge, La. I'm from near Houston area


Posted By: Diane (35)
Date Posted: Dec 24 2013 at 5:30pm
Boston Providence and New York  with some shade of most similar to California and 'em never been. Im from Kingston Jamaica


Posted By: Maple Syrup
Date Posted: Dec 24 2013 at 5:34pm
Obviously it wouldn't have my city, but I got Buffalo and Rochester which is right across the lake. 


Posted By: OoDles O
Date Posted: Dec 24 2013 at 5:46pm
I got Baltimore, Richmond, and Raleigh
Baltimore is correct.


Posted By: Cream1970
Date Posted: Dec 24 2013 at 6:17pm

I got Greensboro, NC
Birmingham, AL and
Memphis, TN

I grew up about 70 miles from Greensboro.

I had to start over though. I've lived in a lot of places and a lot of the words I used when I grew up in NC, I no longer use. I.e., I grew up saying "tennis shoes", but I now say "gym shoes". There were quite a few than have changed.

I'm going to do it again w/ the words I use now and see what I get.


Posted By: eanaj5
Date Posted: Dec 24 2013 at 7:36pm
it pinpointed the town my parents were born/raised in.


Posted By: sweetskul
Date Posted: Dec 24 2013 at 8:07pm
new yawk baby it deff got me 


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Dec 24 2013 at 8:41pm
It pinpointed the 2 states I grew up as a child-NC & AZ.


Posted By: danieb23
Date Posted: Dec 24 2013 at 9:39pm
It pinpointed the city I was raised in AND the city I live in now. Crazy!!!


Posted By: sugabanana
Date Posted: Dec 24 2013 at 10:16pm
new jerk all de way!!!


Posted By: Gia2009
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 2:39am
Mine said Baltimore, Winston-Salem and Greensboro and I'm from Tennessee!  I have been told that I don't sound like I'm from here though! *shrugs*


Posted By: DiorShowGirl
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 3:39am
mine is philadelphia....which i am not from at all...LOL


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 3:53am
This sh*t wrong as hell.
I got Birmingham, Richmond and Columbus.
I'm from IL.


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 4:00am
I did it again...it asked me a few different questions.
Now it says Tuscon, Phoenix and Bakersfield. Stern Smile


Posted By: sweet_n_stuff04
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 4:22am
I'm a military brat and I got Birmingham, Montgomery, and Greensboro.

I grew up mostly in the south.


Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 4:25am
Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

I just want to know if this was accurate for you.  


no but it was kinda close.


Posted By: SN2BPHD
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 4:38am
Columbus Ohio


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 2:00pm
gave me the city i spent a lot of my life, the one i went to college in, and a place i've only driven through 


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 2:13pm
Baton Rough Omaha and Lincoln......so basically I'm country.....Chicago was also red....and my fam is mostly from Louisiana....so.....close I guess


Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 2:21pm
My three cities are Pembroke Pines, Younkers, and Jersey City.  I never stepped a foot in nary city listed and I am from Chicago.  But I have parents who were not born in this country so yeah, this quiz will not work for me.


Posted By: PurrPoZe
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 2:27pm
I'm from DC but my family is from the south so it sounds about right...actually most ppl I know here have southern roots


Posted By: PurrPoZe
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 2:29pm
Originally posted by sweet_n_stuff04 sweet_n_stuff04 wrote:

I'm a military brat and I got Birmingham, Montgomery, and Greensboro.

I grew up mostly in the south.


That's what I got


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 2:43pm
LOL



Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 2:46pm
^C'mon down souf girl. I'm hitting one up tonight.Cool


Posted By: _ConcreteRose_
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 2:48pm
yeah, I was like forrealShocked?! They have drive through liquor stores?!LOL


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 2:53pm
i call them a regular liquor store 


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 2:58pm
They make the best drink just drive thru pay.....gotta love the south.....nuffin to do but sex and liquorLOL......Brew Thru or Beverage Barn is what I have heard it call....


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 3:00pm
Originally posted by _ConcreteRose_ _ConcreteRose_ wrote:

yeah, I was like forrealShocked?! They have drive through liquor stores?!LOL


Not just a liquor store tho.....they actually make drinks too.....kinda like the NO and their 151 slushies....I need to take a trip to NatchezLOL


Posted By: HaitianDiva64
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 3:00pm
What is it when you say soder instead of soda


Posted By: Marmonette
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 3:09pm
We call it a beer barn. There is one right across the street from me, painted red, shaped like a barn and errthing LOL


Posted By: Joja1107
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 3:28pm
I guess I'm country....

The 3 cities were Louisville, Columbus & Jacksonville. I was at least hoping for Columbus, Ohio but nope they were talking about Columbus, Georgia. 

I'm from the cold D.Cry


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 3:44pm
wow mines was really close.. 
i got oakland, fremont, and providence (not this one..) 

it was hard though cus for some questions i said more than 1 word.. like ex: ill say tennis shoes and sneakers 

and i picked 'you guys' but i do have my 'y'all' moments depending on the situation/mood.. 


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 4:20pm
i gathered from bhm that were im from we're the only ones that say yahLOL 


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 4:41pm
'Yah'? Tatee, you got roots in the Minnesota/Wisconsin area, eh? LOL


Posted By: Jess
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 4:53pm
They were about 100 miles off.  
I do mix the way I pronounce things as a result of the international shows I watch...


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 4:55pm
Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

'Yah'? Tatee, you got roots in the Minnesota/Wisconsin area, eh? LOL


LOL i never heard white folks say yah.  around here whites say you, you guys and fake italians say yous guys but black people will say yah or you.


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 4:58pm
the think that clinched for me i think on that quiz was the what we call the day before Halloween.  there are only 2 or 3 towns around here that refer to the name i call it.  i moved 3 miles away and people looked at me like i was crazy but its like that around here.  moving just a few miles a way is a world of difference.


Posted By: TexturizedDiva
Date Posted: Dec 25 2013 at 11:09pm
Said DC, Baltimore, and Richmond for me.  Was born in DC and raised in MD.  Scary accurate!


Posted By: Senior Detective
Date Posted: Dec 26 2013 at 1:25am
Mine said NYC, Yonkers, Patterson & Newark.  I dont live in those cities, but I am within a 30 mile radius of all of them.  I live in the suburbs of downstate NY.  I saw this on LSA last week & was gonna do thread here. Do u lurk there too Tatee?


Posted By: Gumdrop92
Date Posted: Dec 26 2013 at 2:12am
I'm from GA... I got Richmond, St. Louis, & Greensboro *shrug*


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Dec 26 2013 at 5:40am
Originally posted by Senior Detective Senior Detective wrote:

Mine said NYC, Yonkers, Patterson & Newark.  I dont live in those cities, but I am within a 30 mile radius of all of them.  I live in the suburbs of downstate NY.  I saw this on LSA last week & was gonna do thread here. Do u lurk there too Tatee?


nah


Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Dec 26 2013 at 5:54am
Mine is very accurate.


Posted By: Princess_S
Date Posted: Dec 26 2013 at 8:11am
Mine said DC, Lexington and Columbus. 

close but no dice!


Posted By: IslandSuga
Date Posted: Dec 26 2013 at 9:42am
I'm originally from east orange, nj and the map says I'm moreso with newark/paterson, yonkers and jersey city. I was born in paterson lol


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Dec 26 2013 at 5:37pm
not close at all.


Posted By: decemberdiamond
Date Posted: Dec 26 2013 at 5:58pm
Mine was accurate down to place of birth to current location, scary.


Posted By: Ming
Date Posted: Dec 26 2013 at 6:03pm
It was accurate even though I use some words "we" don't use because I lived somewhere else for a while. I told someone from here to meet me by the roundabout and they had no idea what I was talking about but I only know it as that.


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Dec 26 2013 at 6:09pm
Originally posted by _ConcreteRose_ _ConcreteRose_ wrote:

yeah, I was like forrealShocked?! They have drive through liquor stores?!LOL

They have them in MD.
There's one right by Naylor Rd station.


Posted By: Rumbera
Date Posted: Dec 26 2013 at 6:17pm
Hmm, I find this funny
 
My most similar are Louisville, Lexinton and Winston Salem


Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Dec 26 2013 at 6:26pm
Ehhh, close enough I guess?
Not really but ok



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