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Linguistic Profile

Posted by Dan Draney on April 21, 2005

We just took this test at Blogthings – Your Linguistic Profile. (H/T: Swerve Left) You answer a few dialectic questions and it diagnoses your accent.

Your Linguistic Profile:

65% General American English (Tycho 70%)
10% Midwestern (Tycho 0%)
10% Upper Midwestern (Tycho 0%)
5% Dixie (Tycho 5%)
5% Yankee (Tycho 20%)

That’s what we call a neutral accent, and a big reason we denizens of The Great American Desert are so highly sought after for TV, radio, and telephone sales jobs. Even 15 years in Connecticut couldn’t push our Yankee above our Dixie.

UPDATE: Added Tycho’s scores on the test above. His formative years in Connecticut left a lasting “Yankee” impact, and he has so far dodged the Midwestern speech patterns.


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