For the wordy-birds

Katz's Aggregate Dialect Map

I stumbled upon this project by Joshua Katz tonight, and spent far too long looking through each of the questions and imagining where I would best “fit” based on my answers to the questions posed. It shouldn’t surprise me to see distinct peculiarities in my responses related not just to where I grew up or where I am now, but I was delighted to see how my responses blended distinct dialectical preferences from different areas of the US in which I have lived. I was surprised (and a little bit proud of) how my travels have impacted my choices, and how integrated many of my responses were to questions that showed distinctions between Mid-Western, Southern, Northeastern, and Northwestern responses.

How about you? Do your responses to the posed questions accurately catalogue your life’s travels?


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