What’s Your Regional Dialect?

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Ian Fortey

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The word "been" gets used a lot. How do you pronounce it?

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If everyone brings a dish to a party, what kind of party are you having?

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If you want a carbonated beverage at a restaurant, what are you going to order?

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What's a buggy?

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We're making some tacos. What do you want on yours?

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If you like Creole food, maybe you want to have a crawfish bake. You call them crawfish, right?

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Which of these classic sitcoms is your favorite?

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Jim Bowie had a famous knife. How do you say "Bowie knife"?

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If you want to say something is "very good," what's a more colorful way to do that?

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You need to turn on the TV. What are you going to ask for?

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When you're speaking with a group of people, how are you going to refer to them?

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Your aunt is making her famous potato salad, but she ran out of mayonnaise. How do you say that word again?

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What do you want to have on the side of a meal?

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It's pecan pie time! How do you pronounce the name of that nut?

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Hey, what goes on a pancakes?

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We've got a big sandwich piled high with meat and cheese. What is it called?

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A hot dog isn't just a hot dog. What's the best way to top one?

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If we're going for a jog, what's going on your feet?

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You know those little bugs that roll into balls? What are those?

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Is there any difference between how "merry" and "Mary" are pronounced?

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What's the best way to refer to something across the street from you on a diagonal?

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The best way from one place to another is the direct route. But how do you say that word?

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What do you call October 30?

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How much time do you spend shoveling snow every winter?

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Where are you heading for a swim when the summer rolls in?

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You can only have one sauce again for the rest of your life. What's it going to be?

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If you only get one topping on a pizza, what are you ordering?

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How often are you seeing roadkill when you're out driving?

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Where are you going to go for some fresh air?

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What goes on a cake?

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About This Quiz

Everyone in America knows the difference between a Boston accent and a Texas accent, but there's a little more to regional dialects across American than simple accents. There are many accents and dialects characterized not just by how you say things but what you say as well. Turns of phrase, slang, and accent all work together to make the dialect you speak, and there are probably more of them in America than you realize. Depending on who you ask, upwards of two dozen dialects have been identified across the country.

No matter where you come from, your speech is going to be affected by the people speaking around you. The way your parents, friends and teachers talk to you is going to shape the way you say things. Will you drop your Rs and replace them with Hs like the folks in Eastern New England? Are you calling someone who's kind of a big deal a muckety-muck like they do in parts of the Pacific Northwest? Are you the type of person who calls New Orleans Nawlins? Why not take the quiz, and we'll see just what regional dialect you call your own?

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