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

By: Emily Maggrett

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

1 quarter Which pronunciation of "quarter" most closely matches yours?
Kwore-ter
Kor-der
Kwore-tah
Kore-tir

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2 new orleans How do you say "New Orleans"?
New Oar-lins
New Or-leenz
New Or-lee-uhns
Nawlins

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3 bagel How would you order a "bagel"?
"Do you have any everything bay-gills left?"
"I'd like a bay-gull, please."
"I'd like to order a buh-gell."
"Please give me a bag-ull."

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4 talking Do you say "get" in the usual way?
Sure. Like "gayte."
Yes, I say "get."
When I say "get," it rhymes with "git."
Sometimes I say "get"; sometimes I say "git."

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5 rainbow How would you pronounce "miracle"?
Meh-rick-all
Meer-ah-cull
Muhr-uh-cull
Meh-rack-cull

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6 roof When you say "roof," what does it sound like?
Roof
Roo-fuh
Ruh-uff
Rough

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7 florida If you were moving to "Florida," how would you pronounce the name of your new home?
Flore-i-da
Flah-ri-da
Flow-ri-da
Flaw-ri-da

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8 mirror What do you call a reflective piece of glass?
Mere
Mee-rore
Mee-err
Murr

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9 syrup If you needed more liquid maple sugar for your pancakes, what would you ask for?
Sih-rup
Sear-up
Srup
Sirr-up

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10 pie What's the most normal way to say "pecan pie"?
Pee-KAHN pie
PEE-can pie
Pick-AHN pie
PEE-kahn pie

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8 Caribbean In your opinion, the standard pronunciation of "Caribbean" is ... ?
Ka-RIB-ee-in
Kar-i-bee-in
Crib-ee-ann
Carra-bee-in

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12 crawfish What do you call a tiny lobster?
Crawdad
Crayfish
Crawfish
Craydaddy

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13 team mates At times when you need to add emphasis to your words, how do you say "really"?
Rilly
Real-ee
Ree-lee
Rully

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14 lawyer When you pronounce "lawyer" naturally, what does it sound like?
Loy-ear
Loy-err
Lawr
Law-err

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15 caramel How do you pronounce "caramel"?
Car-mull
Cair-a-mell
Carm-ill
Cair-a-mill

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16 mayo What's the best way to say "mayonnaise"?
May-nays
Man-aze
May-oh-nays
May-uh-naze

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17 talking How do you say "et cetera"?
Ek-setra
Ets-etera
Et-setra
Ek-setera

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18 tour What's the proper way to say "tour"?
Tore
Toor
Too-ore
Ter

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19 caught How do you pronounce "caught"?
Cot
Cawt
Caw-ought
Coat

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20 pen When you say "pen," what does it rhyme with?
Bin
Men
Tee-in
Ran

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21 sorry How do you say "sorry"?
Soh-ree
Saw-ree
Sor-rah
Sore-ee

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22 realtor What's the normal way to say "Realtor"?
Rial-tore
Reel-tore
Ree-let-err
Reel-uh-ter

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23 bride Can you hear a difference between "marry," "merry" and "Mary"?
No
Yes, they're all different.
"Mary" is different. I say "May-ree."
I pronounce "marry" as "mah-ree," but the other two are the same for me.

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24 flowers The right way to pronounce "flourish" is ... ?
Flurr-ish
Fluh-rish
Flo-resh
Flore-ish

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25 friends When you say "been," what does it rhyme with?
Tan
Lean
Sin
Ten

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26 pajamas How do you say "pajamas"?
Puh-JAM-ezz
Puh-JAH-muss
Pa-JAH-muzz
Pa-JAM-iz

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27 lonestar Can you identify the best pronunciation for the name of the Lone Star State?
Tex-ass
Tex-az
Tay-has
Tex-us

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28 crayon How do you say "crayon"?
Cran
Cray-awn
Cray-ahn
Crawn

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29 poem What's the normal way to pronounce "poem"?
Poe-muh
Pome
Poe-emm
Pom

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30 bite How do you pronounce "bit"?
Bet
Bit
Bee-yit
Bat

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