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How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« on: February 21, 2014, 09:30:16 AM »
How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

What does the way you speak say about where you’re from? Answer all the questions below to see your personal dialect map.
 
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The first time I did the survey, my speech patterns indicated I was from: (1) Alexandria, Virginia; or (2) Overland Park, Kansas; or (3) San Antonio, Texas. On a second attempt, the results were: (1) Birmingham, Alabama; or (2) Montgomery, Alabama; or (3) Jackson, Mississippi.
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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2014, 10:45:26 AM »
I got:

1. Rochester, NY
2. Grand Rapids, MI
3. Aurora, IL

I was born in Rochester and grew up a little over an hour away, so I'd say they nailed it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 11:12:47 AM »
Took it twice. When I got to the end and hit submit it crashed on me twice before giving me the results.

Correct answer: mostly southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2014, 11:18:31 AM »
Do you like 'dippy eggs' ?

Took it twice. When I got to the end and hit submit it crashed on me twice before giving me the results.

Correct answer: mostly southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2014, 11:19:47 AM »
Love them!  Though I am sometimes too embarrassed to call them that in public  :angel:

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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2014, 11:23:42 AM »
My results were three cities within a twenty mile radius of my hometown, despite the fact that most of the map was orange for every question I answered. 
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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2014, 11:41:41 AM »
I got Nashville, Lexington, and Columbus (Georgia), which are a bit more south than where I'm from.
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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2014, 11:46:53 AM »
I got Nashville, Lexington, and Columbus (Georgia), which are a bit more south than where I'm from.
Do you pronounce the "Auntie" in "Auntie Oak" with an "ant" sound or an "ahnt" sound?
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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2014, 12:25:06 PM »
It got me dead on. Kansas City.

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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2014, 12:28:27 PM »
1) Bakersfield, California
2) Fresno, California
3) San Bernardino, California

Needless to say, I'm a Californian.  And proud of it!  California, especially Los Angeles, the City of Our Lady of the Angels, is the center of the universe!. ;-)
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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2014, 12:33:58 PM »
1) Bakersfield, California
2) Fresno, California
3) San Bernardino, California

Needless to say, I'm a Californian.  And proud of it!  California, especially Los Angeles, the City of Our Lady of the Angels, is the center of the universe!. ;-)
Kali-fornia? Sounds Hindu to me.
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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2014, 12:35:01 PM »
Anything they said would be by default in the wrong hemisphere. :D I got two results from NY and one from NC, go figure. I was just enjoying the solid blue map coming up after most questions. :P
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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2014, 12:39:51 PM »
1) Bakersfield, California
2) Fresno, California
3) San Bernardino, California

Needless to say, I'm a Californian.  And proud of it!  California, especially Los Angeles, the City of Our Lady of the Angels, is the center of the universe!. ;-)
Kali-fornia? Sounds Hindu to me.

Are you comparing Kali, that demon, to the City of Our Lady of the Angels?  I pray not. ;-)
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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2014, 12:42:33 PM »
1) Bakersfield, California
2) Fresno, California
3) San Bernardino, California

Needless to say, I'm a Californian.  And proud of it!  California, especially Los Angeles, the City of Our Lady of the Angels, is the center of the universe!. ;-)
Kali-fornia? Sounds Hindu to me.

Are you comparing Kali, that demon, to the City of Our Lady of the Angels?  I pray not. ;-)


It only sounds like that if you  are listening to the former governator.


its CAL like in Calorie,  not KA like in cauliflower....

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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2014, 12:44:21 PM »
Apparently, people in Minneapolis/St Paul, Grand Rapids, and Detroit talk like Canadians  ;D.

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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2014, 12:45:18 PM »
My result depend on if I speak how I did as a kid to rural white people. How I spoke as a kid to my more educated family. How I spoke as kid to black people.

Today, it's a misagos.

And they don't offer all the words for their examples. There is a better test than this somewhere on the internet I took once. It placed me thoroughly within the deep South as a kid and a mix of the South and Midwest as an adult. It was more specific.

But no Pony Keg? I can't take you seriously.
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2014, 12:52:43 PM »
My result depend on if I speak how I did as a kid to rural white people. How I spoke as a kid to my more educated family. How I spoke as kid to black people.

Today, it's a misagos.

And they don't offer all the words for their examples. There is a better test than this somewhere on the internet I took once. It placed me thoroughly within the deep South as a kid and a mix of the South and Midwest as an adult. It was more specific.

But no Pony Keg? I can't take you seriously.

Talking how I would around here, I get: Cincinnati, Dayton, and Lexington.

Shocking. About as useful and insightful as a Myers Briggs.
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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2014, 12:54:23 PM »
I was surprised by the accuracy. I got:
Oakland
Fremont
Stockton

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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2014, 12:59:47 PM »
My result depend on if I speak how I did as a kid to rural white people. How I spoke as a kid to my more educated family. How I spoke as kid to black people.

Today, it's a misagos.

And they don't offer all the words for their examples. There is a better test than this somewhere on the internet I took once. It placed me thoroughly within the deep South as a kid and a mix of the South and Midwest as an adult. It was more specific.

But no Pony Keg? I can't take you seriously.

Talking how I would around here, I get: Cincinnati, Dayton, and Lexington.

Shocking. About as useful and insightful as a Myers Briggs.

How I spoke when I was in sixth grade to my teacher:

Amarillo
Little Rock
Oklahoma City
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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2014, 01:00:20 PM »
Evidently...all because I use the word Kitty-corner...I am suddenly from Boise, Salt Lake or Montana...


none of this are close.

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« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2014, 01:02:32 PM »
One was the city I live in and grew up in.  The other two cities are in Indiana or Iowa, which I have never lived in.

It was pretty accurate since it figured out where I grew up.

Some odd terms my extended family use are "this'n" and "that'n".  I'm not sure why.  Or, "bee-yoo-tee-full" for beautiful.  And, for some reason I say "pitcher" instead of "picture".  And, a shopping cart was always called a buggy, and now I have my husband saying it too.   But, some of my family spoke funny english, so I'll just blame it on them.

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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2014, 01:13:35 PM »
Stockton
Sacramento
Modesto

I have never lived in any of those cities.


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« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2014, 01:15:31 PM »
One was the city I live in and grew up in.  The other two cities are in Indiana or Iowa, which I have never lived in.

It was pretty accurate since it figured out where I grew up.

Some odd terms my extended family use are "this'n" and "that'n".  I'm not sure why.  Or, "bee-yoo-tee-full" for beautiful.  And, for some reason I say "pitcher" instead of "picture".  And, a shopping cart was always called a buggy, and now I have my husband saying it too.   But, some of my family spoke funny english, so I'll just blame it on them.

Why not? I used all these as a kid.

What placed me outside typical Black English and the Appalachian register were the German loan words or Englished German words we used.

Please = Huh? Repeat yourself
Come here her = Git over here right now!
Sled riding = sledding
Shrunk = shelving unit
etc.

Along with your more common Yiddish loan words and some Irish constructions of English:

Is gramma home, is she?

And the like.



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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2014, 01:22:43 PM »
Top 3:

1. Minnesota

2. North Dakota

3. Florida

Well, it seems accurate to me.
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« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2014, 01:29:58 PM »
Top 3:

1. Minnesota

2. North Dakota

3. Florida

Well, it seems accurate to me.

Yeah, that makes sense....... When it comes to Florida, the further south you go, the more north you get!   If you are on the Gulf side, you are dealing with all the people that came from Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and so on.  And, on the Atlantic side, you get the people who came from New York, New Jersey.......

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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2014, 01:39:12 PM »
Looks like I'm from either Boston, Worcester, or Arlington. I never knew!  ;D
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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2014, 03:50:41 PM »
I got Nashville, Lexington, and Columbus (Georgia), which are a bit more south than where I'm from.
Do you pronounce the "Auntie" in "Auntie Oak" with an "ant" sound or an "ahnt" sound?

An "ant" sound.

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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2014, 04:10:04 PM »
You know what's so bizarre to me? People here call this:



a toboggan. That is a hat. A toboggan is this:



The Midwest is a weird, weird place.
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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2014, 04:14:57 PM »
The Midwest is a weird, weird place.

Preach it, sister.
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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2014, 04:20:57 PM »
You know what's so bizarre to me? People here call this:



a toboggan. That is a hat. A toboggan is this:



The Midwest is a weird, weird place.

I don't even know what a toboggan is. I call that a winter hat too. Stereotyping Midwesterners like that. For shame.  ::)

We're not some alien species...
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« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2014, 04:21:48 PM »
You know what's so bizarre to me? People here call this:



a toboggan. That is a hat. A toboggan is this:



The Midwest is a weird, weird place.

Well except for the part where you just called a cap a hat.......

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« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2014, 04:24:39 PM »
We're not some alien species...

Um, yeah you are, and no backsies. 
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« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2014, 04:28:16 PM »

Well except for the part where you just called a cap a hat.......

It's nit-picky, but when I hear "cap" I think of:

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« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2014, 04:29:32 PM »
That is also a cap.


To me a hat has a brim all the way around.  But I allow that it might be just me.


 ;D

edited to add: wikipedia agrees


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap    A cap is a form of headgear. Caps have crowns that fit very close to the head and have no brim or only a visor. They are typically designed for warmth and, when including a visor, blocking sunlight from the eyes. They come in many shapes and sizes


Hats often have a brim all the way around the rim, and may be either placed on the head, or secured with hat-pins (which are pushed through the hat and the hair). Depending on the type of hat, they may be properly worn by men, by women or by both sexes.

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« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2014, 04:36:54 PM »
That is also a cap.


To me a hat has a brim all the way around.  But I allow that it might be just me.


 ;D


Are you really from the Midwest? I call 'hat' the Milo's accessory, and the 'cap' is the other white one.

I think we have alien body-snatchers among us.

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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2014, 04:38:11 PM »
no....sorry if i confused you...

I was saying that she was right about the toboggon hat thing.....


not that i was from the midwest....;)

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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2014, 04:50:07 PM »
Yinz start some weird topics here.
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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2014, 05:06:04 PM »
You know what's so bizarre to me? People here call this:



a toboggan. That is a hat. A toboggan is this:


It's a toque (some spell it tuque - I won't quibble).

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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2014, 05:09:40 PM »
At first I misread it and was wondering why someone named Milos had famous tea. Famous alcohol, maybe, but tea? Then I realized that it was Milo. I'm still not so sure about the tea part though.

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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2014, 03:13:25 AM »
It's the hat that came up in a sea of toboggans when I Googled "toboggan". It felt really authentic to use as my example of Midwestern misappropriation. ;)
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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2014, 03:29:33 AM »
well im glad my answers got me to the correct spot...

the midwest!
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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2014, 01:01:29 PM »
Stockton
Sacramento
Modesto

I have never lived in any of those cities.


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Childhood: Reno and SF Bay Area
Adulthood: Los Angeles

It is conceivable that a mixture of Reno and the Bay Area would place you somewhere in between. The two major cities in between Reno and the Bay Area for the past 100 years were Stockton (US Hwy 50 (Lincoln Hwy; over the Altamont Pass)) and Sacramento (US Hwy 50 and US Hwy 40 (now I80)). I do not know how the program works.

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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2014, 01:08:44 PM »
Los Angeles
Oxnard
Santa Clarita

Being that I'm from SoCal, this is accurate.

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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #43 on: February 24, 2014, 08:48:03 AM »
Detroit, Toledo, Grand Rapids

D-Town born and raised.. so accurate.  I don't think most people truly realize how diverse American vernacular is so this was kind of cool.
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Re: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
« Reply #44 on: February 24, 2014, 01:39:23 PM »
I got Portland, Boise, Salt Lake City. No surprises there.