Found on another group: http://tinyurl.com/k5zkj3v
URL leads to a New York Times article featuring a quiz to determine
where one lives or grew up. It worked for me and the other three or
four commenters on the other group.
On 1/27/2014 10:49 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Funny, it had me in the same place because I called a sub-sandwich a
poorboy. I use the words interchangeably and only use it because that's
what all the fast food joint call them. It did have me in The Southeast
and up through the Northeast. I'm a native of Alabamastan but my mother
was from Brooklyn, New York. As a kid I didn't sound like a native so I
was given a hard time by the other kids. I've never used the word
"y'all" unless I'm playing Hillbilly and need to ham it up. I'm more
likely to use correct English and grammar. ^_^
It put me in a place -- a state, even -- where I have never set foot, a
place where I once spent three days, and a place I've visited only for a
day at a time, maybe half a dozen times.
For some questions, none of the possible answers fitted my language usage.
On Monday, January 27, 2014 5:28:10 AM UTC-7, Dean Hoffman wrote:
My father came from Washington State...my mother from Minnesota. I was
born in Alberta, Canada. I was pegged as from the northern USA, from Des Moines
to Seattle. I would say the quiz was well put together.
I disagree. It put my "most likely" cities in Kansas and Oklahoma, in which I have spent a
grand total of maybe 36 hours, mostly driving through on the way to somewhere else. I have
lived my entire life in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana, in that order (mostly Indiana).
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