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Senara 
Posted: 26-Nov-2007, 03:33 PM
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QUOTE (pflanary @ 21-May-2007, 01:04 PM)
You must have MidWestern contacts. I had never heard the term bubbler until my office manager, who is from Wisconsin, used it and explained it to me.

*waves* born and raised cheesehead...everyone needs to use Bubbler more often as far as I'm concerned...heheh

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Posted: 26-Nov-2007, 05:40 PM
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60% General American English

20% Dixie

10% Upper Midwestern

5% Yankee

0% Midwestern


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Posted: 27-Nov-2007, 11:07 AM
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okkkaaaayyyy..... hummm.....

says i'm 60% general american
15% yankee
10% upper mid west
5% dixie
5% midwestern



so the missing 5% proves that i'm canadian, eh???? they don't give all the proper choices either, do they?


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Posted: 05-Dec-2007, 03:16 PM
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65% General American English

20% Upper Midwestern

5% Dixie

5% Yankee

0% Midwestern


I can't help the "y'all" thing. I was in the Army for 6 years and around southerners the whole time. I don't have the twang that I picked any more, but some things just stuck!


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Posted: 05-Dec-2007, 04:32 PM
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When I moved to Georgia, my best friend would make fun of the way I said "dog" because it sounded Northern. Even living in Los Angeles for 7 years didn't take away the accent that I picked up every summer when I stayed for nearly 3 months in Rhode Island. But I picked up the Southern drawl little by little and that last time I visited RI, they made fun of my accent. I really didn't think I had that much of one, but I apparently do - compared to them, anyway.



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[CENTER][/CENTER]General American english 55%
Dixie 15%
Yankee 15%
Midwestern 5%
Upper midwestern 5%

Odd results because I'm from Texas and my relatives are from Tennesse and Arkansas. laugh.gif But I also put alot of British slang in my speech as well sometimes.

Football: Americans call it soccer
the pitch: the field we play on
roundabout the road that goes in a circle
wellies: rubber boots
trolley: cart


I pick up the accents of the people I'm around most. wink.gif At festivals I unconsciously have an Irish lilt to my words. My ancestors are mostly Irish descent and still use strange phrases. My mother will talk at you later on the phone and my great-grandmother trades at Walmart. laugh.gif Her sister had yeller flowers in that there field. biggrin.gif


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Posted: 02-Jan-2008, 10:48 AM
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QUOTE (pflanary @ 21-May-2007, 02:04 PM)
You must have MidWestern contacts. I had never heard the term bubbler until my office manager, who is from Wisconsin, used it and explained it to me.

That's odd . . . I was born in Providence, Rhode Island and raised within 10 miles of there, and I never heard it called anything BUT a bubbler until I moved away from New England.
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Posted: 02-Jan-2008, 12:21 PM
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I speak the real English. biggrin.gif


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Posted: 12-Jan-2008, 12:37 PM
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45% Yankee

30% General American English

15% Upper Midwestern

5% Dixie

0% Midwestern

That sounds about right!!!!!! I guess that proves that I am a typical New Englander!!!!!!! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

By the way, I totally get BUBBLER and KITTY CORNER!!!!!! LMAO!!!@!!!

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PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE ALL WORK TOGETHER
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Posted: 12-Jan-2008, 02:06 PM
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Totally with you on the "kitty corner" bit. My mom used to say "bubbler" all the time but that never caught on with me. Interestingly, I've read "catty-cornered" in one of Stephen King's books and that pretty much threw me as to where the "kitty corner" came from. Unless Maine isn't really considered New England. Go figure.
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Posted: 14-Jan-2008, 07:38 AM
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80% Canadian English Eh!

20% Canadian Newfie, Lord tunderin Jezzus we spell CANADA C, eh, N, eh, D, eh

0% General American English

0% Upper Midwestern

0% Midwestern

0% Dixie

0% Yankee

Lord tunderin Jezzus we spell CANADA C, eh, N, eh, D, eh


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The Scots of course insist that the pipes produce music. But the point is after all not too important. For those who love them, the pipes can evoke more vividly than any other instrument, high emotion, they can inspire valor, and tell of tragic tales of battles long ago. They can call forth merriment or sentiment. It does not matter what the sound is called, those who are deaf to its merits would not understand anyway.
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Posted: 01-Feb-2008, 08:58 PM
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60% General American English

15% Yankee

5% Dixie

5% Midwestern

5% Upper Midwestern

I was born in Southern Illinois, lived in South Carolina and Arizona.
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60% General American English

20% Yankee

15% Dixie

5% Upper Midwestern

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65% General American English

20% Upper Midwestern

10% Dixie

5% Midwestern

0% Yankee


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You Speak General American English!

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20% Yankee

5% Dixie

5% Midwestern

5% Upper Midwestern

What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

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