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Dialect Quiz -- Where Are You From?
« on: July 20, 2014, 05:37:45 AM »
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/12/20/sunday-review/dialect-quiz-map.html

Take the quiz and report where it says you are from.

Post your results (there is an option to share at the end and you can get a link.)

Here was my result: http://nyti.ms/1nr2O77

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Re: Dialect Quiz -- Where Are You From?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2014, 07:07:02 AM »
They got mine right :)
http://nyti.ms/1liddfP
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

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Re: Dialect Quiz -- Where Are You From?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2014, 07:08:31 AM »
They got me

http://nyti.ms/1nKGy2k

Freddie, are you originally from the Chicago area?
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Re: Dialect Quiz -- Where Are You From?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2014, 07:33:15 AM »
Here's mine: http://nyti.ms/1ligfR9

I think the real fun would be to challenge yourself to answer the questions in such a way that it will tell you you are from a specific city, not the one you are actually from

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Re: Dialect Quiz -- Where Are You From?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2014, 07:50:36 AM »
Got me too. (You guys.)

What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining? The devil is beating his wife.
Never heard that term before.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2014, 07:56:42 AM by avadah »

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Re: Dialect Quiz -- Where Are You From?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2014, 07:55:55 AM »
They got me as well.
http://nyti.ms/1lijb05

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Re: Dialect Quiz -- Where Are You From?
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2014, 08:15:25 AM »
They got me too.
http://nyti.ms/1nKMloJ

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Re: Dialect Quiz -- Where Are You From?
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2014, 09:56:40 AM »
missed me.
I just found a new supply of forks!

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Re: Dialect Quiz -- Where Are You From?
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2014, 10:07:08 AM »
It was the "freeway" that gave me away :)

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Re: Dialect Quiz -- Where Are You From?
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2014, 10:10:10 AM »
It was the "freeway" that gave me away :)
what was the question? we all don't get the same questions.
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Re: Dialect Quiz -- Where Are You From?
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2014, 10:11:52 AM »

what was the question? we all don't get the same questions.
What do you call the thing where you drive fast? (Or something along those lines)

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Re: Dialect Quiz -- Where Are You From?
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2014, 10:18:40 AM »

What do you call the thing where you drive fast? (Or something along those lines)
Streets?

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Re: Dialect Quiz -- Where Are You From?
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2014, 10:21:20 AM »
Umm, didnt get me - http://nyti.ms/1nKYA4x
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Re: Dialect Quiz -- Where Are You From?
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2014, 10:23:18 AM »

Streets?
Lol. I knew I phrased it badly. The exact question was:
What do you call a big road on which you drive relatively fast?

highway

freeway

parkway

turnpike

expressway

throughway/thru-way

a freeway is bigger than a highway

a freeway is free (i.e., doesn't charge tolls); a highway isn't

a freeway has limited access (no stop lights, no intersections), whereas a highway can have stop lights and

other

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Re: Dialect Quiz -- Where Are You From?
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2014, 10:25:14 AM »
Lol. I knew I phrased it badly. The exact question was:
What do you call a big road on which you drive relatively fast?
that would be "other" and I would not say the term.
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