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Old 05-22-18, 07:34 PM
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Quiz That Locates You Based on Dialect

Mine was accurate. Most similar cities for me were:

Akron
Tulsa
Springfield, MO

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...-quiz-map.html
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Old 05-22-18, 07:43 PM
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Very cool.

Akron
Fort Wayne
Rockford, Ill.
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Old 05-22-18, 07:50 PM
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I got Akron, Omaha, and Springfield
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Old 05-22-18, 07:52 PM
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Pittsburgh,AKron, CLeveland. I grew up outside Pittsburgh.
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Old 05-22-18, 08:29 PM
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Cincinnati, Omaha and Lincoln.

Cincinnati is apparently one of only a few places that uses the term "gym shoes."
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Old 05-22-18, 08:33 PM
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Cincinnati
Lexington

Proven redneck.
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Old 05-22-18, 08:37 PM
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I got three cities in completely different areas lolol
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Old 05-22-18, 08:41 PM
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Durham, NC where I lived two years (yard sale); Winston-Salem, NC where my local office is (yard sale); and, Montgomery, AL (service road). While I say "y'all", I'm just as likely to say "you guys" or some other Cleveland to Pittsburgh speak - sometimes just to see how folks react. Cool stuff.
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Old 05-22-18, 08:50 PM
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Old 05-22-18, 09:04 PM
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Old 05-22-18, 09:07 PM
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Cincinnati, Omaha and Lincoln.

Cincinnati is apparently one of only a few places that uses the term "gym shoes."
I took it again because I didn't remember the question with gym shoes as an answer. Turns out there were several questions that were different the second time I took it.
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Old 05-22-18, 09:21 PM
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I got three cities in completely different areas lolol
You are a chameleon, adapting to your surroundings, and you've moved around. Makes sense.
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Old 05-22-18, 09:22 PM
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Pittsburg
Cincinnati
Lexington

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Old 05-22-18, 09:48 PM
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Madison, Wisconsin
Grand Rapids, Michigan

I don't get it.
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Old 05-22-18, 11:01 PM
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Rockford, Illinois
Madison, Wisconsin
Grand Rapids, Michigan

I don't get it.
Me either. The map showed California, and every state below the Ohio River. The vocabulary maps showed New England, then Maine, then Appalachia.

I've lived in Columbus OH all my life. Cabe's supposition about adapting may apply here. My other relatives are from the hills of WV and the streets of Buffalo NY, and I have an aunt from Germany and an aunt from England. And I now use a few expressions I learned from "Are You Being Served?"

When I hear myself talk, I think I tend to have a slight Appalachian twang/drawl on some phrases.

Interestingly, I never heard the phrase " y'all " until I was 11 or 12 - I think it was in some crazy TV commercial. I use it now in normal conversation, but only because it seems to be much more common than 50 years ago.

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Old 05-22-18, 11:11 PM
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Old 05-22-18, 11:32 PM
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Jacksonville, FL(?)
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Old 05-22-18, 11:50 PM
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I grew up in Akron and SoCal, but got Grand Rapids, Toledo, and Spokane Wa. Guess people talk different in Akron now, than they did in the 60’s.
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Old 05-23-18, 01:11 AM
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Not at all accurate for me:

Richmond, VA (yard sale)
Greensboro, NC (yard sale)
Winston-Salem, NC (yard sale)


Think a damn tornado came through here this evening. Tore my neighborhood all the hell up. Massive trees down on houses or blocking major roadways, large branches busted out car windows, gas leaks, power lines down, phones dead, didn't have any power until just a short time ago, but it's still pitch-black across the street from my house. Fortunately, only had big branches down around my house and a lot of debris, but two trees fell on my neighbor's garage and my other neighbor's roof was partially torn away. What a dang mess!

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Old 05-23-18, 04:28 AM
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It can't just look at your IP?
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Old 05-23-18, 04:29 AM
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Interestingly, I never heard the phrase " y'all " until I was 11 or 12 - I think it was in some crazy TV commercial. I use it now in normal conversation, but only because it seems to be much more common than 50 years ago.
Adapt whatever you want, as long as you never say, "What time are yinz comin' over?"!
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Old 05-23-18, 06:07 AM
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I got Bakersfield, Fresno and Riverdale all in Cali. Weird
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Old 05-23-18, 06:11 AM
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Detroit, Toledo, and Rockford, Ill.
Even though I've lived near Toledo for 36 years, I grew up in Cincinnati until I left at age 29. I thought it would show Cincy as my main dialect.
I guess your living environment does sort of change you without you knowing it.
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Old 05-23-18, 06:18 AM
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It can't just look at your IP?
Try it and answer all the questions wrong.
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Old 05-23-18, 06:45 AM
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Got Wichita, Omaha and Lincoln.
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Old 05-23-18, 06:52 AM
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Adapt whatever you want, as long as you never say, "What time are yinz comin' over?"!
LOL - I remember exactly when I heard that first. Was on a trip to Ligonier PA in 1979 with a buddy of mine to see his relatives, one of whom owned a bar there. Steelers country, if I recall.

No, I haven't incorporated it into my speech - yet.
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Old 05-23-18, 07:10 AM
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Old 05-23-18, 07:16 AM
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It can't just look at your IP?
Didnt get anything in the state I currently live in so I dont think they do that
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Old 05-23-18, 07:42 AM
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