Tuesday, March 07, 2006

I speak SAE. Do you?

I don't typically like the little on-line surveys and things like that, but I found that this one was fun....

What kind of American English do you speak?
(So, how did you do?)

And my results from their little dialect test:

6 comments:

ginabnina said...

SAE is the acronym for Standard American English. The survey uses the term General American English instead.

ginabnina said...

Also, I find it ironic that my score for the Midwestern dialect is 0% since that's the region from which I come. (And yes, I know that the previous sentence sounds a bit awkward. Otherwise it would have ended in a preposition: 'that I come from.')

Johnny Introvert said...

Hi Gina, I agree, this looks like a fun survey! Here are my results:

45% Yankee
40% General American English
10% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

That's what I get for living in Massachusetts my whole life! Just don't ask me where I pahk my cah!

Jimmy Perkins said...

Here are my results, guess I will always be a bit southern.

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

Jen T said...

Well, I have a little more midwestern in my speech.
75% General American English
10% Dixie
5% Midwestern
5% Upper Midwestern
5% Yankee
I guess I use a little bit of everything. This was fun. Anyways, I just wanted to say "Hi". I stumbled onto your blog from Sterling class notes.

percy is not my name said...

100% american english

why can't i be 100% english english, because i'm english. that sucks man...thats a typically american thing to say i know! i bet the yanks think the englishmen all talk like prince charles or hugh grant don't ya???

"whoopsie daisies"

bloody is another word that the english like to use. i like it to.

"bloody hell the dog shat on my leg, the bloody bastard"