Quiz: What’s Your Regional Dialect?: HowStuffWorks
What’s Your Regional Dialect?
By: Ian Fortey
5 Min Quiz
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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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