This Ain’t Right

I took this dumb test and came out 0% Midwestern. As a kid from Nebraska and Kansas, I call BS on this.

Your Linguistic Profile:

55% General American English
20% Dixie
10% Upper Midwestern
10% Yankee
0% Midwestern

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10 thoughts on “This Ain’t Right”

  1. Tom says:

    At least they got the right country for you. I’m from England and they got me as 40% general American English, 20% Yankee. What an awfully rubbish test!

  2. I agree it’s pretty bad. My breakdown went 60, 30, 5, 5, 0. Which is nutty. I’ve only ever lived in the Midwest and South and I’ve about gotten to the point where I can’t even hide my Southern accent if I want to. I used to be pretty good at imitating other accents, but now the Southern one is too dominate.

    So I’m with you, BS.

  3. RC says:

    Nothing personal, but it helps to be dumb… the more well-read, traveled, and educated you are, the less likely a speech pattern will register. If you try hard enough (professional coaching certainly helps), you can sound like anything you want.

  4. Curtis says:

    Yes, it is inaccurate though I found it got mine quite close.
    I found it a fun little diversion.

  5. Chris Cooper says:

    Interesting…I’ve lived in the East and the Midwest – not sure where the 10% Dixie comes from…maybe from excessive “Dukes of Hazzard” watching as a kid? 😉

    70% General American English
    10% Dixie
    10% Yankee
    5% Upper Midwestern
    0% Midwestern

  6. Jubilation! says:

    I must concur… having spent the first 29 years of my life in Illinios and Minnesota, I can’t rightly see how I am 0% Midwestern… is it really that 5 years in California will do that to you?

  7. I’ve lived in the Midwest my whole life, and my score was such:

    50% General American English,
    25% Yankee,
    20% Upper Midwestern,
    0% Dixie,
    0% Midwestern


  8. PJ Cabrera says:

    It’s definitely a dumb POS quiz. Whomever wrote this has no clue what they’re doing and are probably just guessing.

    Here are my results:

    55% General American English

    20% Yankee

    15% Dixie

    5% Upper Midwestern

    0% Midwestern

  9. The worst part is that everyone’s profile adds up to 95%. It isn’t even accurate within its inaccuracy.

  10. Jason Taylor says:

    What’s up yall.

    75% General American English

    15% Upper Midwestern

    5% Dixie

    0% Midwestern

    0% Yankee

    Yes, I call shenanigans too. Except it was pretty accurate for this west-coast whitebread!

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