What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

Amazing how accurate this is:

Your Linguistic Profile:

75% General American English
15% Upper Midwestern
5% Midwestern
5% Yankee
0% Dixie
Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season).


  1. I turned up 65% General, 25% Dixie, and 5% Yankee. I had no answer for question 10, which was “What do you call an easy class?” I might call it an easy class, but not a crip course, gut, or blow off. Those terms don’t make sense to me.

  2. :-) I think that’s the first genuinely interesting blogthing quiz I’ve come across.

    Came out completely backwards for me, though (at least, based on what I wouldn’t expected)–I would have figured a strong bias for midwestern with a little Dixie, and maybe 10% some Yankee thrown in because, Yes, I am the one person in all of Nebraska who says, “Soda” instead of “Pop.” As it is, I came back 70% general, 10% each on upper midwest, Yank, and Dixie, and zero midwestern.

    I’m not a very good Nebraskan, apparently.

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