What Kind of American English Do I Speak?

Your Linguistic Profile:

40% Yankee

35% General American English

15% Dixie

10% Upper Midwestern

0% Midwestern

That’s interesting, considering I’ve lived in the Midwest my entire life.

The only explanation I can offer is that I was raised by a mother who was a recent transplant from NYC.

Also, being married to a Brit has screwed up my language. I now unselfconsciously use terms like take the piss out of (tease), half four (4:30), and on the beers (out for drinks) without realizing, until I see puzzled expressions, that those aren’t colloquialisms that have any meaning to most Americans.

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