How Your Language Is Shaped By The Places You Have Lived
HOW YOUR LANGUAGE IS SHAPED BY THE PLACES YOU HAVE LIVED
It’s common knowledge that if you are from New York or New Jersey, you have a particular accent or way of talking that’s stereotypical of the region. And if you are from Georgia or Alabama, your slow drawl is certain to give your southern roots away.
But, did you know that the actual words you write or say (as well as the way you pronounce those words) can not only show people what state you are from, but can go as far as to pinpointing the exact region of that state?
This fascinating quiz from NYTimes.com illustrates how the words you use on a daily basis, as well as the way you speak can say a lot about where you are from. Just answer the questions in the quiz to see how the way you speak dictates your personal dialect map.
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