AC Capehart/Language Usage

Created Wed, 20 Jun 2007 04:08:26 +0000 Modified Thu, 14 Oct 2021 14:31:47 +0000
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I’m not exactly sure why my wife wanted me to take this quiz, much less post it. But she wanted both, so here it is. I’d say that about the only thing interesting about it is that I grew up in the south, and both of my parents have stronger southern accents than I do. My mom is from the midwest though, and Durham is a rather cultured city at least compared to stereotypes of the south 🙂

Plus, as has been proven over and over again, this blog format is too narrow. I’ll look for a new look when I have a little more energy.

Maybe the funniest thing about this is the map, as it includes the Pittsburgh area. And to me, they have an accent. It’s not as nasal as Bostonians, but it is more-so than mine. Plus, they have regionalisms like the plural of ‘you’ being ‘yinz’.

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(“Midland” is not necessarily the same thing as “Midwest”) The default, lowest-common-denominator American accent that newscasters try to imitate. Since it’s a neutral accent, just because you have a Midland accent doesn’t mean you’re from the Midland.

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