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Migration patterns.

You're in Nebraska now, but where did your people come from?

Always pondered why Sarah Palin in Alaska sounded like she was from Minnesota.

Turns out that's where "her people" come from.

"Features of the Minnesotan dialect are prominent in the Mat-Su Valley where Palin grew up because the area was settled by farmers from Minnesota during the Great Depression"
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Grew up in Milwaukee, been living in Minneapolis for 36 years since.

Again, they had me at "bubbler". That just pulls in all the Milwaukeeans.

Congrats on the thousandth post, by the way.
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Pretty cool. Mine is extremely accurate! Born and raised in eastern PA and have lived in PA for my whole life.
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lomunchi wrote:
Grew up in Milwaukee, been living in Minneapolis for 36 years since.

Again, they had me at "bubbler". That just pulls in all the Milwaukeeans.

Congrats on the thousandth post, by the way.
Bubbler is also a northeast word. Specifically RI/Southeast Mass. Only we pronounce it "buhbblah"
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pmatulew wrote:
You're in Nebraska now, but where did your people come from?


My people came from right around here. Gotta go back three generations to exceed a 50 mile radius, and they were from Minnesota, not one of the choices.

Have been wearing out library cards since I was 5.
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jimc wrote:
I am very aware that if I relied on a local to give me a glass of water I'd die of thirst.
How do you ask?
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Ive spent all my time in Florida and California with a little of the South and International travel and living.


My map reads Texas, and Louisville, KY, and a little light red on Florida). Not too accurate for me.
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Southern Brazilian here. Very pompous accent.😀
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There is a British & Irish version of the same dialect quiz, also at nytimes:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/15/upshot/british-irish-dialect-quiz.html
(sometimes it requires you register with the site, sometimes not)


It absolutely pinned me to the map. The accuracy was due to just two very localised terms, 'cob' and 'dobby', many of the other 25 phrases seemed more general and widely used.

Fun little quiz.
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I just tried it but it had me more in the south west part of England when I am born and raised in London.
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That had me in the right place.
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Ironfoot wrote:
There is a British & Irish version of the same dialect quiz, also at nytimes:
Oh, very cool!
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Wow! It really nailed me. I'm Canadian but have moved around a lot. In Canada I've lived in Montreal and Toronto and they add up to a little bit more than half my existence. For the rest I've lived in downtown Detroit, Windsor ON, and Ann Arbor and the map put me in Detroit. My ex wife and most of the girls I dated before I met my wife were all from Michigan so I guess that also contributed to my vocabulary as I spent a lot of time with them. They did make fun of my Canadian accent though.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/dialect-quiz-map.html?r=8122008s080000600j000j00800840010j0101404008090400
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Your map

Definitely not from around here are you? Your answers were closer to the average person outside of Ireland and Britain than anywhere inside it.

The map shows places where answers most closely match your own, based on more than 1,000,000 respondents who said they were from Ireland or Britain.

Spot on, not surprisingly. Nerd emoticon
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I was skeptical about this at first, but golly, it hit the bullseye.
That's me, in the corner...
That's me, in the corner...
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It put me about 30 miles west of where I was born and grew up, in southwest Connecticut.
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If the blue areas of the map are the areas you least sound like, is this a dialect quiz or a "Who thinks you have an accent" quiz? Nerd emoticon
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Ironfoot wrote:
There is a British & Irish version of the same dialect quiz, also at nytimes:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/15/upshot/british-irish-dialect-quiz.html
(sometimes it requires you register with the site, sometimes not)


It absolutely pinned me to the map. The accuracy was due to just two very localised terms, 'cob' and 'dobby', many of the other 25 phrases seemed more general and widely used.

Fun little quiz.
Got me spot on.

The West Midlands (Brummy) is pretty much the only place in the UK that uses 'Mom' instead of 'Mum'
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