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Subject: Accent Test

Written By: Echo Nomad on 08/02/07 at 9:33 pm

http://www.alphadictionary.com/articles/yankeetest.html


Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/02/07 at 9:54 pm

I scored:
45% Dixie. Barely in Yankeedom.

Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: Elizabeth.xox on 08/02/07 at 11:37 pm

78% Dixie.  Your neck must be a just little rosy!


hmmm...im from atlantic canada! haha

Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: Dominic L. on 08/03/07 at 12:14 am

40% Dixie. You are definitely a Yankee.

I be from California. WHADDIS MEAN!?

Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 08/03/07 at 12:45 am

I'm not going to bother taking the test, but I'll answer these:

How do you pronounce Aunt?
Like the word aren't


How do you pronounce caramel?
Three syllables ("car-a-mel")


How do you pronounce creek?
Rhymes with meek


How do you pronounce the second syllable in pajamas?
Rhymes with jar


How do you pronounce "route"?
Rhymes with root


Do you pronounce "cot" and "caught" the same way?
No


How do you address a group of people?
You all


What kind of sale is it on the front lawn?
Garage sale


What's that long sandwich with lots of cold cuts and toppings?
Filled roll
Although Sub is acceptable


What's the tiny lobster that crawls around in creek bottoms?
Crayfish


What do you call gym shoes?
Sneakers


What is spread onto the tops of cakes?
Don't care


What's that road along an Interstate highway?
Access road


What do you put groceries in?
Bag


Where might you get water in a public building?
Drinking fountain


What is that bubbly carbonated drink called?
Fizzy


What's it called when you throw toilet paper over a house?
Decorating


What's the night before Halloween called?
No special word


What's a drive through liquor store called?
Drive Thru (no special word)


What's that bug that rolls into a ball when you touch it?
?

Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: spaceace on 08/03/07 at 12:52 am

35% Dixie. You are definitely a Yankee.

Dang it, Robert E. Lee would not approve!!! ;D

Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: danootaandme on 08/03/07 at 7:06 am

26% Dixie The rest Yankee Doodle, (easily explained, my father was from Louisiana, said that he was glad he ended up in New England, loved it here)




Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: Brian06 on 08/03/07 at 7:18 am

48% Dixie. Barely in Yankeedom.

Interesting lol.

How do you pronounce Aunt?
Like the word ant

How do you pronounce caramel?
Two syllables ("car-ml")  

How do you pronounce creek?
Rhymes with meek

How do you pronounce the second syllable in pajamas?
Rhymes with jam

How do you pronounce "route"?
Either

Do you pronounce "cot" and "caught" the same way?
No

How do you address a group of people?
You all

What kind of sale is it on the front lawn?
Garage sale

What's that long sandwich with lots of cold cuts and toppings?
Sub

What's the tiny lobster that crawls around in creek bottoms?
Crayfish

What do you call gym shoes?
Tennis shoes

What is spread onto the tops of cakes?
Icing

What's that road along an Interstate highway?
Service road

What do you put groceries in?
Bag  

Where might you get water in a public building?
Drinking fountain 

What is that bubbly carbonated drink called?
Pop

What's it called when you throw toilet paper over a house?
TP'ing

What's the night before Halloween called?
No special word

What's a drive through liquor store called?
I don't go to such (none of the below)

What's that bug that rolls into a ball when you touch it?
Potato bug

Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: Gis on 08/03/07 at 8:06 am

If you keep in mind I am British born and bred I am

32% Dixie. You are definitely a Yankee.  ;D

Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 08/03/07 at 8:37 am

Bear in mind I am an Aussie :

50% Dixie. Barely in Yankeedom.


Found Q 1 amusing, we all pronounce "Aunt" as "Aren't" (but only one syllable)

Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: danootaandme on 08/03/07 at 9:39 am





Found Q 1 amusing, we all pronounce "Aunt" as "Aren't" (but only one syllable)



That is the way in New England, too.  The pajama thing didn't get it right either, that "a" is like the "au" in aunt.

Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: Gis on 08/03/07 at 10:17 am


That is the way in New England, too.  The pajama thing didn't get it right either, that "a" is like the "au" in aunt.
yeah, both are the same for a U.K pronunciation.

Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: Howard on 08/03/07 at 11:28 am

48% Dixie. Barely in Yankeedom.  ;D

Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/05/07 at 4:45 am

I didn't take the actual test part, but thought this was interesting. Here's my answers:


How do you pronounce Aunt?
Like the word ant

How do you pronounce caramel?
Two syllables ("car-ml")

How do you pronounce creek?
Rhymes with meek

How do you pronounce the second syllable in pajamas?
Rhymes with jam

How do you pronounce "route"?
Rhymes with root

Do you pronounce "cot" and "caught" the same way?
Yes

How do you address a group of people?
You all (out of the give choices, that's the closest - I usually say "you guys")

What kind of sale is it on the front lawn?
Garage sale

What's that long sandwich with lots of cold cuts and toppings?
Sub

What's the tiny lobster that crawls around in creek bottoms?
Crayfish (never really thought about it before, lol)

What do you call gym shoes?
Tennis shoes

What is spread onto the tops of cakes?
Frosting

What's that road along an Interstate highway?
Access road

What do you put groceries in?
Bag

Where might you get water in a public building?
Water fountain

What is that bubbly carbonated drink called?
Soda

What's it called when you throw toilet paper over a house?
TP'ing

What's the night before Halloween called?
No special word, although I'd probably just call it a drive-thru. ;)

What's a drive through liquor store called?
I don't go to such (none of the below)

What's that bug that rolls into a ball when you touch it?
not sure.

Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: lorac61469 on 08/05/07 at 11:53 am

53% Dixie. Barely in Dixie.

Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/05/07 at 4:15 pm

20% Dixie. You are a dandy Yankee Doodle.


This test could be better, like how do you pronounce that liquid that comes out of the faucet? Me: "war-der"  :D ;D ;D


Cat

Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: thereshegoes on 08/05/07 at 5:26 pm

25% Dixie. Brazilian style ;D

Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: ChuckyG on 08/05/07 at 5:52 pm

28% Dixie. You are a dandy Yankee Doodle.


strange there's even that much.  my family tree is pretty much Massachusetts and Connecticut from 1640 onwards.

Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 08/05/07 at 6:51 pm

61% Dixie.Well  under the Mason-Dixon Line

Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: Ashkicksass on 08/05/07 at 11:14 pm

45% Dixie. Barely in Yankeedom.

I say "ya'll," so I think it Dixified my score a little bit...

Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: Tam on 08/06/07 at 5:35 pm

64% Dixie. Well under the Mason-Dixon Line!

Go figure!

Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 08/06/07 at 6:02 pm

52% Dixie. Barely in Dixie

I be hight Virginia, originally.

Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: Step-chan on 08/06/07 at 7:18 pm

55% Dixie. Barely in Dixie

I'm from Indiana, so I'm surprised that I even register as barely.

My grandfather was from Kentucky(near the border to Tennessee), so that would probably explain the slight amount I have.

Subject: Re: The Sharper Accent Test

Written By: audkal on 08/07/07 at 1:54 pm

32% Dixie. You are definitely a Yankee.

How do you pronounce Aunt?
Like the word ant

How do you pronounce caramel?
Two syllables ("car-ml")

How do you pronounce creek?
Rhymes with kick  ::)

How do you pronounce the second syllable in pajamas?
Rhymes with jam

How do you pronounce "route"?
Either

Do you pronounce "cot" and "caught" the same way?
Caught = kawt

How do you address a group of people?
You(se) guys

What kind of sale is it on the front lawn?
Garage sale

What's that long sandwich with lots of cold cuts and toppings?
Sub

What's the tiny lobster that crawls around in creek bottoms?
Crayfish

What do you call gym shoes?
Sneakers

What is spread onto the tops of cakes?
Frosting

What's that road along an Interstate highway?
Feeder

What do you put groceries in?
Bag

Where might you get water in a public building?
Drinking fountain

What is that bubbly carbonated drink called?
Pop

What's it called when you throw toilet paper over a house?
Rolling

What's the night before Halloween called?
Devil's night

What's a drive through liquor store called?
I don't go to such (none of the below)

What's that bug that rolls into a ball when you touch it?
Pillbug

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