Friday, April 20, 2007

I take offense....

Your Linguistic Profile:
50% General American English
35% Dixie
10% Yankee
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern


I prefer to think of myself as at least 75% Dixie. Yeah, yeah -- enough years of working with people from all over have tempered my accent to a degree, but at heart I'm Dixie to the core.

Right, y'all?

3 comments:

Talmadge G. said...

I'm surprised my "Dixie" level was just 35%. I don't understand, but I'm afraid my voice and mannerisms are getting more and more bumpkin-esque as I get older.

Having a little "Yankee" vein isn't the end of the world; what I have nightmares about is waking up and finding that I really sound like I grew up in central Michigan. Yeeeeeeeeesh. That "upper midwest" accent makes my eardrums break out in hives.

-TG

Seraphim9 said...

"what I have nightmares about is waking up and finding that I really sound like I grew up in central Michigan"

....and on a never-ending quest for the elusive "damned ice machine".....

-Seraphim "Talmadge was NOT lying about HER, was he Nettie?" Gleck

nettiemac said...

No indeedy -- he was NOT lying!!!!

I have been told that I have certain inflections - rare, but there - that are reminiscent of Chicago. Sonuvadamndog, I know exactly how I picked that up too.....