Sunday, April 24, 2005

Your Linguistic Profile:

55% General American English
35% Yankee
5% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

That zero percent Midwestern makes some sense. I had virtually no contact with my paternal grandmother, who is the only Midwesterner in the family tree. That 35 percent Yankee, tho, is more likely the residual effect of my maternal great grandparents coming over from the U.K. I'm still apt to call a sofa a chesterfield, for example.