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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

You can't trust me...

Yeah, I know I said I would stop doing so many posts in a day. And I really am going to cut down. But I'm closing in on 300 posts, and I want to hit the mark on Friday, so bear with me.

I've seen this loads of places:

Your Linguistic Profile:

55% General American English
25% Yankee
10% Dixie
10% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern
What Kind of American English Do You Speak?


People sometimes say they can detect an accent, but I never believe them. I grew up in Western Massachusetts, which doesn't have an accent like Eastern Mass does. And whatever Yankee edges I might have had in my speech I think got smoothed out in South Carolina. And Florida is a melting pot. So...I think I'm hard to classify.

Um...is this interesting to anyone? Am I babbling? I wish I could whine about what I said I wouldn't whine about anymore but since I said I wouldn't whine about it...

It's gonna be a long day today too. Tonight is the last night of Greek Drive, so I'll be out at UF checking things out.

Let's see...by about 8 PM tonight...I should be entering Norman Hall, climbing the stairs to the roof, removing my clothes, assembling my sniper rifle, and listening closely to Herr Wendelstadt, the German haberdasher who lives in my head, as he carefully points out to me in his broken English who must die first...

It sounds like the bunnies are moving furniture in the next room.

I better go for now. My nether region is itchy.

23 Comments:

Blogger T. said...

You and I grew up in the same area. Whenever I take those tests, I come up as a Yankee. Let your inner Yankee show.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

I remember doing this test a few weeks ago...just don't remember the results...(it's hell to get old)...and on another note I was hired by someone to collect 23.00 on a bet you lost on the Super Bowl game.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Chelle said...

I speak Canadian English, thank you very much...with a hint of Michigander for excitement :)

8:23 AM  
Blogger Trinette said...

I'd tell you, but I can't get the link to work, and I'm too lazy to go find it online.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

At UF checking things out huh? Damn, wish I could tag along.

8:43 AM  
Blogger Dramedy Girl said...

Mine comes up as mostly American English and Dixie with a little Mid-Western thrown in. But no Yankee! :o)

9:27 AM  
Blogger beadinggalinMS said...

I always amaze people cause I don't have a southern accent being from MS. but what can I say I grew up and lived almost all my life in Missouri.

Are the bunnies in the next room the reason for the itching in your neither regions?

9:38 AM  
Blogger Big Pissy said...

Mine comes up American English with some Dixie~no Yankee! ;-)

Guess hell has rubbed off on me...

11:23 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Heres to having your nether regions scratch!
=)

My 'accent' is screwed up, just like the rest of me.
To many years in between Texas and Alabama...
But hey, it could be worst, YALL.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

T--Yes, but I've been down south for a long time...I've been corrupted!

Mike--You'll have to speak to my attorney LOl

Chelle--Michigan? Excitement? I think not! LOL

Trinette--Oh, I'm pretty sure I know how you'd turn out!

UF--Sorority girls for all, Mike!

Shelly--Oh, I'm sorry LOL

Bead--I never thought of that...I hope not! :)

Sherry--Yeah, here in Florida we're all messed up!

1:05 PM  
Blogger A Bottle Of Red said...

I cheer at your yankeeness. Although it was second it always glad to see another carpet bagger.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Trinette said...

Oh, you do, do you? I had to hunt it down, but the results were 80% General American English, 5% in all the rest.

Does that make you itchy, baby?

4:30 PM  
Blogger christina said...

You have a German haberdasher living in your head? Wow. That means we have something in common. I've got one living right next door!

60% General American English
20% Yankee
10% Dixie
5% Midwestern
5% Upper Midwestern

all that and a British Columbian accent too.

4:57 PM  
Blogger Fantastagirl said...

60% General American English
15% Upper Midwestern
10% Dixie
10% Yankee
5% Midwestern....

The sad thing - I don't think I have an accent... the rest of y'all talk funny....

6:00 PM  
Blogger plusultra said...

I speak drunken french canadian fluently. It is so hard to find a decent german haberdasher these days, can you tell me the addrees of your brain so I could get some new pants. On second thought what if they make my groin itchy. Keep on drivelliung pointlessly, you do it so well!

6:06 PM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Jaws--Welcome! Yes, we need to show these hicks who is boss! :)

Trinette--Hmm...at least. Plus maybe it tingles a little

Christina--There is such a thing as a British Columbian accent?

Fantastigirl--Everyone knows that superheroes don't have accents!

Plusultra--You can find my brain at almost any bus station. Ask for it by name.

6:39 PM  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

I think I have the floridian accent.... Strange!

10:42 PM  
Blogger Clo said...

LOL! I got: 50% Gen. Am. English, 35% Yankee and 15% Dixie!

Ande you shoude heare myye typiqueule frèncheux acquesante!

12:24 AM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

MP--Well, many of your countrymen are down here in FLA over the winter, so I am sure they picked up some of the accent, and then when they get back up there and y'all are sitting around eating back bacon and watching hockey some of it rubbed off on you...

Clo--You? You're just nuts LOL

7:02 AM  
Blogger Clo said...

:O)))))))) Thanks!

8:00 PM  
Blogger cherish said...

Your Linguistic Profile:
50% General American English
25% Dixie
20% Yankee
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

hmmm people say I have a southern accent but nahhhhh.... I am from the Mid-atlantic we do not have an accent.

9:45 PM  
Blogger christina said...

Mr Fab asked :Christina--There is such a thing as a British Columbian accent?

Yes, there is, but no formal study has been done on it. Apparently ee raise our dipthongs.

3:46 AM  
Blogger christina said...

"we", not "ee".

3:46 AM  

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