What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

Interesting, considering that most of the time I have lived in the US has been in Dixie (however Dixie Atlanta is and that’s a whole another question) and my education was in the Pakistani dialect of British English.

Your Linguistic Profile:
60% General American English
30% Yankee
10% Dixie
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

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Author: Zack

Dad, gadget guy, bookworm, political animal, global nomad, cyclist, hiker, tennis player, photographer

12 thoughts on “What Kind of American English Do You Speak?”

  1. I studied in Pakistan where British English is taught. I visited U.K twice, Europeon Continent several times (British English influence area) and America only once for 20 days where I had very little chance to speak with Americans, but my Linguistic Profile:

    50% General American English
    20% Yankee
    10% Dixie
    0% Midwestern
    0% Upper Midwestern

    Should I believe that ?

  2. 60% General American English
    30% Yankee
    5% Dixie
    5% Upper Midwestern
    0% Midwestern

    These results are not surprising. I lived in the Northeast for most of my life, was born in the upper midwest and have whiled the last 4.67 years away in Dixie.

  3. Dad: Since the quiz was comparing regional American usage, I don’t think it gives much insight in your case except that you don’t use much American regionalisms in your English.

    Captain Arrrgh: The question though is whether you are a Yankee. I would claim you are not.

  4. 75% General American English
    10% Upper Midwestern
    10% Yankee
    5% Midwestern
    0% Dixie

    My mom is from the upper Midwest (from Northern Minnesota) so I’m not entirely surprised by this result. I was born in Ohio, but have lived in Washington state since I was about five. My dad is also from Washington state.

  5. I am 🙂

    My Linguistic Profile:
    60% General American English
    25% Yankee 😀
    15% Dixie 😕
    0% Midwestern
    0% Upper Midwestern

  6. I’ve never been to the US and my results are:

    50% General American English
    30% Yankee
    15% Dixie
    0% Midwestern
    0% Upper Midwestern

    Is that good?

  7. Total midwestern. Lots of folks around these parts say (you betcha, and you bet) so much that you thought you died and landed in vegas. I try to assist where assistance is needed letting people know that it’s ok to talk general american english but the scandanavian influence around here is nothing short of overwhelming especially with the old and the rural.

  8. Asma, Munira: Looking at the results of the Pakistanis here (me, Dad and you two), it seems like a pattern is emerging: 50-60% General American, 20-30% Yankee, 10-15% Dixie and no Midwestern.

    Brian: Haven’t been to the upper Midwest.

  9. Your Linguistic Profile:
    40% Yankee
    25% General American English
    15% Dixie
    10% Upper Midwestern
    5% Midwestern

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