How his naked ears were tortured by the sirens sweetly singing
50% General American English20% Dixie20% Yankee5% Upper Midwestern0% MidwesternHmmm. Lived in Missouri from 0 - 3, 11 - 28, and 35 - 45. Lived in various parts of the South from 4 - 10. Lived in California and Britain from 29 - 35. Never lived north of St. Louis; never lived east of Gulfport. Where TF did the Upper Midwestern and Yankee come from, and why don't I speak straigth Midwestern?
I took this last year. http://varkentine.blogspot.com/2006/01/there-should-be-category-for.htmlI still agree with what I said in my headline.
65% General American English20% Yankee5% Dixie5% Upper Midwestern0% MidwesternI can guess where the Upper Midwestern came from (college in Chicago), but Dixie?!?
Doesn't take long in Texas to pick up "yall".
The funny thing is, on that question, I said I don't use it!
You don't?I have friends in New Hampshire who lived in Texas for two years in the VERY early eighties and they still say it!
Nope! I say "you guys," or some other such catch-all phrase.Probably the biggest regional marker in my speech is the frequency with which I say "dude." It's kind of embarrassing, actually.
That's pretty West Coast huh?
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