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    Where in the US do you come from (or sound as though you do)?

    They say opposites attract. Mrs. S did this quiz then sent it to me: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...-quiz-map.html


    Mine:


    Last edited by Sits; 14-05-2022, 03:53.

    #2
    Hers - our three most matched cities couldn’t be much further apart:

    Last edited by Sits; 14-05-2022, 03:54.

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      #3
      I clearly sound like Mrs Sits - my three towns were New York, Providence and Yonkers.

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        #4
        Mine were New York, Honolulu and Yonkers.

        Is Yonkers nice? Such a strange name.

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          #5
          I got New York, Yonkers and Jersey City.

          Maybe the quiz is sponsored by the Yonkers Tourist Board. "Nobody laughs at your accent in Yonkers."

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            #6
            Be interesting to know where
            Femme Folle and other real Americans get.

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              #7
              Put me in the Yonkers, New York, Providence group

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                #8
                I got Detroit, New York, Jersey City

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                  #9
                  Nobody from the Midwest yet. That will be treibeis though, clearly.

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                    #10
                    San Jose, Los Angeles and Honolulu.

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                      #11
                      Honolulu, New York, San Jose.

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                        #12
                        Jersey, Miami / Hialeah and Honolulu. Well I was raised by the coast so I suppose that explains it. None of the places I would want to visit,

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by ad hoc View Post
                          Put me in the Yonkers, New York, Providence group
                          Yonkers / Jersey City / Providence for me. Some of the given answers were baffling, particularly those about what it is called when it rains when the sun is shining.

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                            #14
                            Yeah there were a few "I have no word for this" answers.

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                              #15
                              I wonder if Honolulu is popping up alongside New England and upstate New York for the Brits (it did for me, too) because it used to be British. It has a Union Jack on the state flag, doesn't it?
                              Rogin the Armchair fan
                              Last edited by Rogin the Armchair fan; 14-05-2022, 09:07.

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Benjm View Post
                                I got New York, Yonkers and Jersey City.

                                Maybe the quiz is sponsored by the Yonkers Tourist Board. "Nobody laughs at your accent in Yonkers."
                                Precisely the same for me.

                                Is there one of these for the UK, I wonder? [edit: yes! https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...lect-quiz.html ]
                                [edit 2: it thinks I'm from Portsmouth. I've lived in Hertfordshire and Devon, so... hmmm.]
                                Last edited by Auntie Beryl; 14-05-2022, 09:38.

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                                  #17
                                  Unfortunately the NYT won;t let me do that unless I subscribe

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                                    #18
                                    Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York

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                                      #19
                                      Does no one in the US call sand shoes plimsolls?


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                                        #20
                                        Yonkers/Jersey City/Newark.

                                        I'm guessing we're almost all getting this because that area has retained an accent and dialect words slightly more similar to UK ones than the rest of the US does?

                                        I noticed it was the only area lighting up brightly for 'mischief night'

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by Benjm View Post
                                          I got New York, Yonkers and Jersey City.

                                          Maybe the quiz is sponsored by the Yonkers Tourist Board. "Nobody laughs at your accent in Yonkers."
                                          I got those three too

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                                            #22
                                            New York, Honolulu, Jersey City.

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                                              #23
                                              New York, San Francisco and Honolulu

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                                                #24
                                                Baltimore, Yonkers, Jersey City.

                                                Those cities do not do full justice to what the map tells me:

                                                accent_map.png

                                                For some reason, the quiz refused to load in Firefox, but did just fine in Chrome on the same machine.

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                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by Rogin the Armchair fan View Post
                                                  I wonder if Honolulu is popping up alongside New England and upstate New York for the Brits (it did for me, too) because it used to be British. It has a Union Jack on the state flag, doesn't it?
                                                  I got Honolulu alongside LA and San Fran. The New England states came up as the least compatible.

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