Short stories, poetry, haiku, expository and technical non-fiction. Report Cards and observations on writing. This began as my repository of exercises from the "What If?" self-help writers group at AOL. It has become more and less, since leaving AOL.

Sunday, October 2

What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

Your Linguistic Profile:

40% General American English

35% Yankee

15% Dixie

5% Midwestern

5% Upper Midwestern

Via Lily.

1 comment:

Gerrit Bosman said...

Amazing, never knew that americans have names for their way of speaking. Stupid, because in a small country like Holland with only 17 mil people, we have fellow dutchmen I can't understand when they speak their native dialect. My best friend speakes a fully different language (limburgs) that is totaly alien to me, I lived in Friesland where they actualy speak a Fries, an officialy accepted language in Holland. The Frisian authorities are legaly bound to publish everything in two languages.

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