Tuesday, August 01, 2006

~Say what?~

Your Linguistic Profile:
65% General American English
20% Upper Midwestern
10% Yankee
0% Dixie
0% Midwestern

So maybe some of the midwestern language is rubbing off on me but I will go to my grave saying "soda" NOT "pop". LOL

HT to Tori


Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

99% dixie here my friend :)

Arlene said...

LOL, I grew up with my dad calling all soda "pop," then moved here to Japan where many people call everything "coke" (There are a lot of Southerners in the military, LOL "You want a coke? Okay. What kind of coke do you want?") I'm with you, though; it's S-O-D-A!!!

annecourager said...

Interestingly enough, in my part of coastal California it was all "coke" too, then you specified sprite, orange, dr. pepper, etc. How did you manage to call it soda? :D

Tori said...

Oh well, we are what we are!!!
That's what makes the world so interesting. :0)

Mrs Blythe said...

Lol, we English say pop. I'd be interested to see how I came out on this as I am not American.

I find these little quizzes addictive.

Mrs Blythe said...

Ha, I couldn’t do the test because there weren’t the right answers for me on some. Why would you put toilet paper on a house? I have never heard of the terms for an easy class it used, I would probably say it was easy, lol. We say 'shopping trolley' not cart. We say 'trainers' for working out shoes.

rlhilliard said...

I had 5% Dixie, 15% Upper Midwestern, 5% Midwestern, the other 75% falls into General American English.

I say "pop". Always have, I think. A lot of people around here say "soda".

I remember when we were in Tenessee the people there call their shopping carts buggies. It sounded like baggy from one lady we encountered.

Happymama said...

Tammy, you mentioned that it was your house at the top of your blog...I'd like to do a strip like that for mine with my thimble collection. How did you get your picture on there?

You can email me with that answer if you like, or just comment on my blog.


Sandi said...

60% General American English
15% Yankee
10% Dixie
10% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern
Hmm, not sure what this means but here is what I got.

Courtney, Jer.33:3 said...

I call soda "pop" sometimes, but I think its because I have reletives ( from WV ) that say it.