Your personal dialect map

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Have you taken this dialect quiz, published on the New York Times site, yet? These are my results. Many seemed to indicate that I’m either a northern Californian at heart, or that I’ve been around one too long.

(Actually, I did send this immediately to Aron who got almost the exact same map as me. That’s 13 years for you.)

The questions themselves are so interesting. I found myself, on more than one occasion, thinking “Seriously? People say that?!” And I’m guessing I’m not the only one, because there’s even a spoof of the quiz in The New Yorker.

P.S. Now I’m curious: Do any of you pronounce Mary, merry, and marry differently? How? And where are you from?

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