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Monday, September 30, 2013

More for word mavens: Take this American dialect test (eg hoagie, sub, hero, grinder...)

Identify your personal regionalisms: Highway/expressway/freeway; fountain/bubbler; soda/tonic; you/yuns/yins/y'all; many more.

There are two versions of the test; 25-questions and 140 questions. Alas , the server is very slow, so this is best done as a background task in either case.

Yes, I'm a language geek: I did the full 140 question version. My speech patterns (no big surprise):

Via Discover Mag:  http://bit.ly/150fX9A