Posts tagged language

What American accent do you have?

Because midwesterners don’t have an accent, duh.

My Result: The Midland (95%)

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don’t have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

Full Results:

The Midland (95%)

The West (80%)

Boston (63%)

North Central (59%)

The Inland North (48%)

The South (42%)

Philadelphia (40%)

The Northeast (33%)

My hometown of St. Louis is a bastion of “soda” in a sea of “pop” and “coke”:

What is your generic term for a sweetend carbonated beverage?

It’s called SODA people!

My hometown of St. Louis is a bastion of “soda” in a sea of “pop” and “coke”:

What is your generic term for a sweetend carbonated beverage?

It’s called SODA people!

When I asked the best authority I know on cat linguistics, thecatjames:

All kats know dat R lanuage iz Pidgin

When I asked the best authority I know on cat linguistics, thecatjames:

All kats know dat R lanuage iz Pidgin

The Big Map of North American English Dialects
via futurejournalismproject:

The map and page might look like a mess, but the North American English Dialects Map is fascinating mess to go through.
With English dialects throughout North America, audio samples, linguistic explanations and more, it’s a great place for language fans to spend their time.

The Big Map of North American English Dialects

via futurejournalismproject:

The map and page might look like a mess, but the North American English Dialects Map is fascinating mess to go through.

With English dialects throughout North America, audio samples, linguistic explanations and more, it’s a great place for language fans to spend their time.

Fresh Prince: Google Translated | cdza Opus No. 16 (by collectivecadenza)

"To be, or not to bee?" That is the question (Patrick Stewart is addressing)

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sometimes there’s videos that make me happy to exist on this planet

Heeeeey, Elfie.

Ahhhhhh, it doesn’t matter what he says, everything it beautiful.

Using lower-court footage of actual testimony in Fox vs. the FFC, and dramatic music to explain the recent Supreme Court decision about “obscene language”

Words Journalists Use That People Never Say

Among my favorite cliches that people never use in natural conversation:

Critics contend
Strib: “Critics contend that young, developing businesses and smaller websites could be saddled with expensive litigation costs.”

Journo Dad: “Critics contend that you kids don’t hop into the tub when you’re supposed to.”