How y’all, youse and you guys talk

New York Times:

What does the way you speak say about where you’re from? Answer all the questions to see your personal dialect map.

Interesting survey on dialects and what words mean depending on where you live in the US. Apparently, as a Canadian, I talk like people from Spokane, Boise, and Salt Lake City. Thanks to my friend John Welch for pointing me to this.

  • lkalliance

    I love things like this. I talk like people in New York, Yonkers and Paterson. That doesn’t surprise me: I was born in New York, as were both my parents. But it’s been 40 years since I lived there, with fairly long stops in Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, and the Midwest. But the language instincts I picked up as a child still cling to me.

  • James Hughes

    Providence, Rochester and Worcester.

  • JimCracky


  • Mo

    New York, Yonkers, Newark/Paterson.

    I blame Bugs Bunny.

    • John Kordyback

      Do you happen to know what the penalty is for shooting a fricaseeing rabbit without a fricaseeing rabbit license?

      • Mo

        I do. It’s watching Casper the Friendly Ghost on a repeating loop.

  • spazsquatch

    Apparently Devil’s Night is a dead giveaway.

  • Correctly pegged me as south-eastern North Carolina. I’ve only been living in NYC for a year and i’m never going to lose my warm, southern accent!