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[Apr. 16th, 2005|11:32 pm]
Nite Mirror

Your Linguistic Profile:



90% General American English

5% Midwestern

5% Upper Midwestern

0% Dixie

0% Yankee


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[User Picture]From: saintgeorge
2005-04-18 06:05 pm (UTC)

Your Linguistic Profile:



50% General American English

20% Yankee

10% Dixie

0% Midwestern

0% Upper Midwestern

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You will notice that the percentage points do not add up to 100%. This is because some of the questions are incomprehensible to me and I left them blank, so their values were omitted from the scoring.
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4. The act of covering a house or area in front of a house with toilet paper is called...
I have never heard of this practice and I don't know the word for it.
5. You call sweetened, carbonated beverages: soda / pop / cola
I call carbonated beverages as "soda pop."
10. What do you call an easy class?
I do not know the word for an easy class, and none of the offered answers make any sense.
14. You work out in...
I work-out in running shoes.
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[User Picture]From: nitemirror
2005-04-19 04:28 am (UTC)
5. You call sweetened, carbonated beverages: soda / pop / cola
I call carbonated beverages as "soda pop."


In college with every freshmen class, there was always the pop vs. soda argument that the upperclassmen (having gone through it themselves) always watched with amusement from a distance. If the argument got to the compromise stage it was usually it's called "soda pop."

10. What do you call an easy class?
I do not know the word for an easy class, and none of the offered answers make any sense.


As I said in another's journal, we'd "blow off a class" (meaning skip going to one session of that class for no real reason). So while that didn't directly indicate the difficulty of a class, I did use the term "blow off a class" to mean I didn't go to it that day. So I picked that choice.
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[User Picture]From: saintgeorge
2005-04-19 04:40 pm (UTC)
Blowing off anything sounds anachronistic, the way steam engines used to blow off excess steam.
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