Linguistic Profiling via hipteacher reminds me of a Swiss friend who asked me “What are your percentages?” She said all americans have percentages: 25% Brittish, 8% Scottish…

What Kind of American English Do You Speak? tells me that I’m

Your Linguistic Profile:

45% General American English
35% Yankee
10% Dixie
10% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

I don’t know where the Dixie comes from but I’m not surprised my language shows my Yankee roots and I wonder if that upper mid-western comes from the folks who migrated to Boston from Chicago after the great fire.

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