Test your American Dialect

my dialectBert Vaux and Scott Golder have created the Harvard Dialect Survey which  is a collection of 140 questions that will tell you what regional dialect you speak.  Joshua Katz, a statistician at the NC State Department of Statistics has created some lovely maps of the results of this survey.  Take the test here, but be warned the server can but quite slow at times.  My dialect results does have my hometown of Gastonia, North Carolina in the red and continues through the Piedmont sections of the South and conversely has New England dialects being the most dissimilar.  Test your dialect here

Source Gene Expression


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