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What American accent do you have? (QUIZ)

I apologize if this was already posted, but I thought some of you would find this fun (especially if you've never set foot in the US :).

 

How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/12/20/sunday-review/dialect-quiz-map.html

Jan 29, 2016 3:56 PM
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Interesting results, apparently I am a New Yorker despite living in Virginia.


For the record, i do not have a southern accent, but I do say "y'all". It is a useful way to refer to a group of people casually. In truth, I am trying to get out of the habit, not because I think that there is a problem with it, but because I have heard other people who also do not have southern accents use it and it struck me as sounding kind of odd.


January 29, 2016

I often find myself saying "you guys" even when addressing a group of women, a habit that I'm also trying to get out of.

January 29, 2016
This is a great question. I did not read the article. I would like to add one thing. If your an American and you have all the american accents down and you know other languages its fun to speak that language with an american accent. For example speaking korean " joen hairy bonae saeo " with a southern accent is hysterical.
January 29, 2016