Comments: DIALECT

50% General American English
30% Yankee
20% Dixie
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

I don't know where 20% Dixie comes from as I'm born and raised and still live in New Joisey right next to NYC. But I do love the movie Steel Magnolias and My Cousin Vinny - so that could explain it.

Posted by Kathleen A at April 22, 2005 01:15 PM

55% General American English
25% Dixie
20% Yankee

Oh no, I'm part Yankee! The horror ....

Posted by Bob at April 22, 2005 04:59 PM

60% General American English
20% Yankee
15% Upper Midwestern
5% Midwestern
0% Dixie

Doesn't suprise me, since I was born and raised in Western New York - Niagara Falls area and have lived on the Northshore of Ohio (Cleveland) for the last 19 years.

Posted by TIM C at April 22, 2005 06:08 PM

75% Gen. American English
15% Upper Midwest
5% Midwest
5% Yankee
0% Dixie

Born and raised in Cleveland Tim. Lived in Houston for 3 months,then back to Cleveland. Had we stayed longer I'm sure I'd have been saying y'all. Have enjoyed your blog Sarah.

Posted by Mary Ann L. at April 23, 2005 01:21 AM

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

Twenty years in Oklahoma, 8 years in Texas, 2 years in Pittsburgh, Pa, and 15 in Illinois. I expected to see more Dixie in there, as everyone in Illinois says I have a southern accent. That was fun and interesting!

Your Mama

Posted by Nancy at April 23, 2005 06:09 AM