How You Pronounce These Words Will Tell Us a Lot About Your Personality!

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By: Emily Maggrett

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Which pronunciation of "quarter" most closely matches yours?

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How do you say "New Orleans"?

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How would you order a "bagel"?

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Do you say "get" in the usual way?

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How would you pronounce "miracle"?

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When you say "roof," what does it sound like?

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If you were moving to "Florida," how would you pronounce the name of your new home?

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What do you call a reflective piece of glass?

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If you needed more liquid maple sugar for your pancakes, what would you ask for?

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What's the most normal way to say "pecan pie"?

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In your opinion, the standard pronunciation of "Caribbean" is ... ?

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What do you call a tiny lobster?

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At times when you need to add emphasis to your words, how do you say "really"?

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When you pronounce "lawyer" naturally, what does it sound like?

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How do you pronounce "caramel"?

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What's the best way to say "mayonnaise"?

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How do you say "et cetera"?

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What's the proper way to say "tour"?

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How do you pronounce "caught"?

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When you say "pen," what does it rhyme with?

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How do you say "sorry"?

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What's the normal way to say "Realtor"?

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Can you hear a difference between "marry," "merry" and "Mary"?

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The right way to pronounce "flourish" is ... ?

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When you say "been," what does it rhyme with?

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How do you say "pajamas"?

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Can you identify the best pronunciation for the name of the Lone Star State?

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How do you say "crayon"?

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What's the normal way to pronounce "poem"?

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How do you pronounce "bit"?

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About This Quiz

Although television and streaming media have largely eliminated regional dialects, Americans still retain a few differences in pronunciation. Ask a Southerner how to "get to New Orleans" and you'll likely hear how to "git to New Or-lee-uhns." Ask a New Yorker if a cat burglar was caught, and you'll probably hear that "He got CAWT, all right." And don't you dare ask a group of Americans from various regions to settle on the correct pronunciation for "pecan pie."Apparently, there are more than four different ways to say it!

So, how do you pronounce regionally divisive words like "crayon" and "sorry"? And what does that say about you? That's the focus of this quiz. We're going to ask you how to say "miracle," "pajamas" and "Realtor." By the end of the quiz, we'll have determined which American dialect you speak. That will enable us to tell you a secret about your personality ... one which just may surprise you with its accuracy.

Are you intrigued yet? Whether you're eager to share how you say "mayonnaise" or you merely want to see if we can guess where you grew up, this quiz will satisfy you. So what are you waiting for? Pull up a chair, put your phone on mute, and let's get quizzing!

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