Dialect Quiz

1. Pasadena, TX  49.12

2. San Jose, CA 48.33

3. Fremont, CA 48.24

4. Long Beach, CA 48.25

5. Sunnyvale, CA 48.1

Very interesting.  3/5 cities in the Bay Area.  My undergrad stint in the Bay must have really made an impression on me.  Long Beach in SoCal is sorta random, but maybe it’s because my college roommate was from there?–haha, what? As for the #1 city, it was the “y'all” that did it, wasn’t it?  Can’t not say “y'all.”

I just took this really thorough Regional Dialect quiz that’s been going around, but I took the 140-question version and it took me about an hour to do because it’s been loading real slow (I don’t think the server hosting it can handle all the traffic).  Apparently I’m a Jersey boy and wouldn’t fit in too well much else in the country except around Miami.

Most similar cities:

  1. Elizabeth, NJ- 59.4
  2. Newark, NJ- 59.3
  3. Yonkers, NY- 58.9
  4. New York, NY- 58.6
  5. Toms River, NJ- 58.2

Least similar cities:

  1. Des Moines, IA- 47.9
  2. Sioux Falls, SD- 47.9
  3. Minneapolis, MN- 48.3
  4. Cedar Rapids, IA- 48.4
  5. Green Bay, WI- 48.5

You can take the quiz yourself here, but it may take a lot of reloading to get in.

Bandwagon: Dialect Quiz

What caught my eye about this? Check out number 2 on this:

Oh Reno, I miss you. Pretty sure that’s 100% a result of “having drive through liquor stores but not having a term for them”


Dialect test! Socal! (by ColtonRainwater)

Me and Marshall ( http://everythingisunfin.tumblr.com/ ) Doing the socal dialect quiz!

I was finally able to take the dialect quiz.

It’s obvious that I grew up in New England.

BUT here’s the thing:

You notice only the contiguous US is included in this map?

I firmly believe that if Hawaii was included my results would be VASTLY different.


it better fuckin be. i took voice and articulation classes in college. midwest is best.  i try not to have the super strong CHI CAHHHH GOOO thing going on…but its there. mostly bc i try to emulate the way my grandpa said certain words.  but when i speak on the radio, i do more proper midwest.

Whenever I would get homesick for Hawaii in the past I would wonder if it would have been easier to have moved to the west coast instead since it seemed a lot more similar. But I guess 14 years later I’ve assimilated into the north east.

Click here to take the test yourself!

so yeah I did that Dialect Quiz thing and apparently I DEFINITELY do not have a Southern Accent and also apparently my dad’s Jersey accent did not rub off on me and instead I sound like someone from NEW HAMPSHIRE I DON’T-