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well im glad my answers got me to the correct spot...

the midwest!
 

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Maria said:
Stockton
Sacramento
Modesto

I have never lived in any of those cities.


Born: Atlanta
Childhood: Reno and SF Bay Area
Adulthood: Los Angeles
It is conceivable that a mixture of Reno and the Bay Area would place you somewhere in between. The two major cities in between Reno and the Bay Area for the past 100 years were Stockton (US Hwy 50 (Lincoln Hwy; over the Altamont Pass)) and Sacramento (US Hwy 50 and US Hwy 40 (now I80)). I do not know how the program works.
 

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Being that I'm from SoCal, this is accurate.
 

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D-Town born and raised.. so accurate.  I don't think most people truly realize how diverse American vernacular is so this was kind of cool.
 

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I got Portland, Boise, Salt Lake City. No surprises there.
 

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Opus118 said:
Maria said:
Stockton
Sacramento
Modesto

I have never lived in any of those cities.


Born: Atlanta
Childhood: Reno and SF Bay Area
Adulthood: Los Angeles
It is conceivable that a mixture of Reno and the Bay Area would place you somewhere in between. The two major cities in between Reno and the Bay Area for the past 100 years were Stockton (US Hwy 50 (Lincoln Hwy; over the Altamont Pass)) and Sacramento (US Hwy 50 and US Hwy 40 (now I80)). I do not know how the program works.
Stockton is probably right on as it is in the SF Bay Area and was only 45 minutes from where I lived, but Sacramento and Modesto were several hours away. Nevertheless, some of my teachers could have been from those areas, and I was highly influenced by my teachers.

However, I got a lot of blue answers on the map. If there were more questions as in a true language survey, then I suspect the results would have been different. However, when I was in the SF Bay Area, my teachers would ridicule me whenever I would use a word or expression from the deep south, so peer pressure had a huge impact in changing my vocabulary and pronunciation. Non-native speakers and Blacks in my class also experienced peer pressure with the expressions "talk right if you want to succeed in a career" and "dress for success".
 

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Howdy y'all  ;D
 

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Maria said:
Opus118 said:
Maria said:
Stockton
Sacramento
Modesto

I have never lived in any of those cities.


Born: Atlanta
Childhood: Reno and SF Bay Area
Adulthood: Los Angeles
It is conceivable that a mixture of Reno and the Bay Area would place you somewhere in between. The two major cities in between Reno and the Bay Area for the past 100 years were Stockton (US Hwy 50 (Lincoln Hwy; over the Altamont Pass)) and Sacramento (US Hwy 50 and US Hwy 40 (now I80)). I do not know how the program works.
Stockton is probably right on as it is in the SF Bay Area and was only 45 minutes from where I lived, but Sacramento and Modesto were several hours away. Nevertheless, some of my teachers could have been from those areas, and I was highly influenced by my teachers.

However, I got a lot of blue answers on the map. If there were more questions as in a true language survey, then I suspect the results would have been different. However, when I was in the SF Bay Area, my teachers would ridicule me whenever I would use a word or expression from the deep south, so peer pressure had a huge impact in changing my vocabulary and pronunciation. Non-native speakers and Blacks in my class also experienced peer pressure with the expressions "talk right if you want to succeed in a career" and "dress for success".
My maps were all blue and I never realized they were significant. I am not sure why you need to care about this as well. You are neither blue or red, your personality is Maria, which is something that I cannot ignore.

 

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Opus118 said:
Maria said:
Opus118 said:
Maria said:
Stockton
Sacramento
Modesto

I have never lived in any of those cities.


Born: Atlanta
Childhood: Reno and SF Bay Area
Adulthood: Los Angeles
It is conceivable that a mixture of Reno and the Bay Area would place you somewhere in between. The two major cities in between Reno and the Bay Area for the past 100 years were Stockton (US Hwy 50 (Lincoln Hwy; over the Altamont Pass)) and Sacramento (US Hwy 50 and US Hwy 40 (now I80)). I do not know how the program works.
Stockton is probably right on as it is in the SF Bay Area and was only 45 minutes from where I lived, but Sacramento and Modesto were several hours away. Nevertheless, some of my teachers could have been from those areas, and I was highly influenced by my teachers.

However, I got a lot of blue answers on the map. If there were more questions as in a true language survey, then I suspect the results would have been different. However, when I was in the SF Bay Area, my teachers would ridicule me whenever I would use a word or expression from the deep south, so peer pressure had a huge impact in changing my vocabulary and pronunciation. Non-native speakers and Blacks in my class also experienced peer pressure with the expressions "talk right if you want to succeed in a career" and "dress for success".
My maps were all blue and I never realized they were significant. I am not sure why you need to care about this as well. You are neither blue or red, your personality is Maria, which is something that I cannot ignore.
Thanks. I think the spectrum from blue to red indicates usage of the targeted phoneme, not a personality trait.
In the blue map, there were certain areas with a deeper blue, but other areas with very light blue. I think that the deepest blue area would be those areas where the targeted phoneme or phrase would be more likely used.
In the yellow-orange-red map, it seemed like the areas where the targeted phoneme or phrase was more commonly found were colored bright red.

Usually a professional language map like the ones produced at the University of Pennsylvania have a legend, but this popular test provided no legend, so yes, it was confusing, and not very helpful.


 

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Maria said:
Usually a professional language map like the ones produced at the University of Pennsylvania have a legend, but this popular test provided no legend, so yes, it was confusing, and not very helpful.
The colour bar and its key was under every single map. Dark blue > light blue > yellow > orange > red = from lesser to greater occurrence of the particular answer.
 

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Arachne said:
Maria said:
Usually a professional language map like the ones produced at the University of Pennsylvania have a legend, but this popular test provided no legend, so yes, it was confusing, and not very helpful.
The colour bar and its key was under every single map. Dark blue > light blue > yellow > orange > red = from lesser to greater occurrence of the particular answer.
Thank you. I did not see that color bar, so I was left clueless.
 

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Tried it a third time, still locked up on me when I hit for the results.

I do wonder how much of my language is common for these parts nowadays. I spent a lot of time with my grandparents when I was younger, and learned to use words like caddy-corner, which I've never heard other people in the area use.
 

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Jetavan said:
How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

What does the way you speak say about where you’re from? Answer all the questions below to see your personal dialect map.

-- -- -- --

The first time I did the survey, my speech patterns indicated I was from: (1) Alexandria, Virginia; or (2) Overland Park, Kansas; or (3) San Antonio, Texas. On a second attempt, the results were: (1) Birmingham, Alabama; or (2) Montgomery, Alabama; or (3) Jackson, Mississippi.
They got the general region right (swath from Ohio thru to iowa/missouri) but not the cities.  Closest they got was Toledo (grew up in Dayton).

Of course, my results are kinda skewed:  I've been in Iowa for 16 years and spent about 6 years in the military, where one tends to meet people from all over, and I'm sure I picked up some other regionalisms. A couple of the questions I could have honestly answered with more than one:  I say "you guys" "you all" and "you" pretty much evenly.
 

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ZealousZeal said:
You know what's so bizarre to me? People here call this:



a toboggan. That is a hat. A toboggan is this:



The Midwest is a weird, weird place.
I've been in the Midwest for 47 of my 53 years and I have never called any kind of hat a "toboggan"....that's a sled.  The hat in your picture is a watchcap (military influence; I don't even remember if there was a separate word for this kind of hat when I was growing up).
 

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I took the test and the three cities I matched up with most closely were Madison, Wisconsin, Rockford, IL and Rochester, NY.  I actually live in upstate South Carolina.  However, I never had a strong Southern accent to begin with because I was raised in a place with lots of immigrants from all over the United States and Europe.  The slight Southern accent I had was weeded out when I went to college in Minnesota.  However, I don't sound "Fargo" enough to sound like a real Minnesotan. Lots of people say I sound like someone from Ohio or Nebraska. 
 

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orthohawk said:
ZealousZeal said:
You know what's so bizarre to me? People here call this:



a toboggan. That is a hat. A toboggan is this:



The Midwest is a weird, weird place.
I've been in the Midwest for 47 of my 53 years and I have never called any kind of hat a "toboggan"....that's a sled.  The hat in your picture is a watchcap (military influence; I don't even remember if there was a separate word for this kind of hat when I was growing up).
THat's what we would be calling a toque
 

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My mother graduated from high school in Columbus, but we've lived east of Atlanta.
 

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TheMathematician said:
orthohawk said:
ZealousZeal said:
You know what's so bizarre to me? People here call this:



a toboggan. That is a hat. A toboggan is this:



The Midwest is a weird, weird place.
I've been in the Midwest for 47 of my 53 years and I have never called any kind of hat a "toboggan"....that's a sled.  The hat in your picture is a watchcap (military influence; I don't even remember if there was a separate word for this kind of hat when I was growing up).
THat's what we would be calling a toque
That's a stocking cap.
 

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Christina said:
TheMathematician said:
orthohawk said:
ZealousZeal said:
You know what's so bizarre to me? People here call this:



a toboggan. That is a hat. A toboggan is this:



The Midwest is a weird, weird place.
I've been in the Midwest for 47 of my 53 years and I have never called any kind of hat a "toboggan"....that's a sled.  The hat in your picture is a watchcap (military influence; I don't even remember if there was a separate word for this kind of hat when I was growing up).
THat's what we would be calling a toque
That's a stocking cap.
"Winter hat"
 

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biro said:
Christina said:
TheMathematician said:
orthohawk said:
ZealousZeal said:
You know what's so bizarre to me? People here call this:



a toboggan. That is a hat. A toboggan is this:



The Midwest is a weird, weird place.
I've been in the Midwest for 47 of my 53 years and I have never called any kind of hat a "toboggan"....that's a sled.  The hat in your picture is a watchcap (military influence; I don't even remember if there was a separate word for this kind of hat when I was growing up).
THat's what we would be calling a toque
That's a stocking cap.
"Winter hat"
'Beanie'

This is getting kinda fun!
 

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^Watchcap or beanie.

 
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