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Old 05-12-2005, 06:48 AM   #16
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Old 05-12-2005, 01:22 PM   #17
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Old 05-12-2005, 01:31 PM   #18
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what on earth is general american english? i'm guessing this quiz wasn't written by a linguist!
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Old 05-12-2005, 01:35 PM   #19
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they missed out ebonics!
and whatever it is that latinos speak (not spanish!)

and how is it that you have such a big country with so few regional
dialects?
in britain you have highlands, glaswegian, lowlands, geordie, yorkshire,
lancashire, mancunian, scouse, n.wales, s. wales, mancunian, brummie,
east midlands, east anglian, home counties, cockney, south west.
and that's just the ones that any brit can differentiate.
there are often differences between towns only 10 miles apart. people
in sheffield can recognize a rotherham accent.
i guess it's cos you are all so mobile.
i heard upper midwestern in the upper peninsula of michigan and it is quite different to normal midwestern, not quite canada but getting there.
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Old 05-12-2005, 01:39 PM   #20
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in britain you have highlands, glaswegian, lowlands, geordie, yorkshire, lancashire, mancunian, scouse, n.wales, s. wales, mancunian, brummie, east midlands, east anglian, home counties, cockney, south west.
you forgot auchtermuchtyish
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Old 05-12-2005, 01:41 PM   #21
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wat dat?
i also don't know the correct term for edinburghish.
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Old 05-12-2005, 01:58 PM   #22
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that dixie thing musta got here by humidity.

the only thing they forgot is that zen speaks 17% valley girl!
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Old 05-12-2005, 03:15 PM   #23
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The 5% Dixie must have gotten in to my speech by way of friendship with Aud, Beale, and Daver!
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Old 05-12-2005, 03:48 PM   #24
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Well now, bless yo' heart, sugah, I do declare you might be right about that!
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Old 05-12-2005, 03:54 PM   #25
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PFP! You and I got the same results!!
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Old 05-13-2005, 07:24 AM   #26
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PFP! You and I got the same results!!
I see that. Will you marry me?
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Old 05-14-2005, 03:20 AM   #27
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What Kind of American English Do You Speak?


Wow. No wonder people look at me funny...
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Old 05-14-2005, 04:12 AM   #28
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This should be much more detailed.
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Old 05-14-2005, 09:41 PM   #29
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i speak less general american than the rest of yall. its a wonder im understood at all
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Old 05-14-2005, 10:05 PM   #30
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