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    I found this interesting survey that indicates which parts of the United States your dialect matches the closest. This can also work for non-Americans as well, as it gives perspective as to what dialect you are closest to. Just do it and see for yourselves.

    Click here for the survey.

    My results showed that my top 3 cities are Sacramento, Modesto and Oceanside, CA. This is strange because I have never been to California, nor is anyone I know IRL from there.

    I'm too lazy to post my map, but feel free to post yours.

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    My top three cities are Baltimore, New York and Philadelphia. I have lived near two of these places before(Im from Pennsylvania) so this seems pretty accurate for me.

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    San Fransisco, Oakland, San Jose, CA. Huh. Well, I live in the middle of Missouri.

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    Yonkers, New York, or New Jersey.
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    Lexington, KY
    Chattanooga, TN
    Winston-Salem, NC

    pretty close to being right since I live in Kentucky.

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    Default Re: Your Dialect Map

    Des Moines, Iowa
    Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota
    Detroit Michigan

    Pretty much the Midwest.


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    My closest matches the first time I took the survey were Greensboro, North Carolina; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and Richmond, Virginia. My furthest matches were Des Moines, Iowa; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota; and Detroit, Michigan. After taking it a few more times so I could get different combinations of questions and experiment with questions I was unsure about, I started getting a lot more cities in Florida in my closest matches results. Other than that, my over-all results have been pretty consistent: my manner of speaking would fit in pretty well in the area east of the Appalachians and it would stick out pretty sorely in the Mid-West. I live in Florida, so I'm also pleasantly surprised at all the Floridian matches I got.

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    Des Moines, Iowa
    Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota
    Detroit Michigan

    Pretty much the Midwest.
    So apparently G50 and I are complete opposites. xD

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    I got Yonkers, New York, and Baltimore. I live in Delaware, so that's pretty close.

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    Grand Rapids, Toledo, and Detroit. Which is spot on, since I live about an hour from Detroit.
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    I got Colombus (Georgia), Jackson, and Philadelphia. Philadelphia makes sense because I live near it, but it's odd how I got the other two simply because I say y'all. xDDD I guess cause my mom grew up down there.

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    Yonkers, Newark, and New York. It seems I will never escape my northern upbringing no matter how hard I try. xD

    It's funny because I live in the southern United States now, and people always ask me where I'm from because I, apparently, have a New York accent. I only lived in New York for around 4 years, from ages 2-6, until I moved to Mississippi. Apparently that's all it takes to start talking like them. Haha!
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    I ended up with Overland Park, Kansas, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Anchorage, Alaska for my dialect.

    Overland Park is pretty damn close to Kansas City, so I'd believe it. XD

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    Apparently a posh southern English accent gets three very disparate hotspots: California coast, NY, and eastern Texas (i wish i were kidding). Your computer programme can't handle me!canvas.png

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    I got:

    Boston, MA
    Worchester, MA
    Springfield, MA

    The weird thing is that I have never lived anywhere near these cities, nor do I know anybody in those areas.
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    I got

    Newark / Paterson

    Jersey City

    Yonkers

    Dead accurate as I'm from New Jersey.

    Interestingly, it says the Southern states are a good match too.
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