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70% General American English

15% Yankee

10% Dixie

0% Midwestern

0% Upper Midwestern

I guess this is right. =)

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I'm glad you found this thread and tried it out! It was a lot of fun back in the day. Maybe I should take the test again and see if I've changed since then. LOL.
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Yes, after taking some linguistics classes and learning more about dialects/varieties of languages, I think I want to take this again, too! It's certainly interesting, isn't it? I'll have to see if my results have changed. emoticon
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Ha! Yes, it seemed fun. I learned the name for that weird donut too! Cruller. =)

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How interesting! I retook the test for fun and got the same results as I did in 2005! LOL! I guess our linguistic tendencies might stay the same over time.

 
70% General American English

15% Dixie

15% Yankee

0% Midwestern

0% Upper Midwestern
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What is Dixie anyways Hiroshi?

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The Dixie variety of American English is spoken in the Southern United States. I suppose in this era of television and computers, words from other dialects are being widely used by people in other areas who would never have used them before. Interesting.

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Like "y'all!"? =P Rappers have made that word cool now.

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Yes, that's definitely an example of a "Dixie" word that is now being used/heard all across the country.
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And... "Dixie" is a derivative from the "Mason Dixon Line." In the mid-1700s two surveyors, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon were hired to settle a raging property dispute. The boundary became an unofficial basic line of demarcation between the North and South during the Civil War. The states south of the line became known as "Dixie," a term still in active use.

About the Mason Dixon Line

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