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evilchaosmonkey #1 Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:17 PM

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Bit of really off topic stuff here.

 

This New York Times dialect quiz is surprisingly accurate and a few minutes to waste in between games.

Correctly picked up my mongrel upbringing of southern, southwest and north.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/15/upshot/british-irish-dialect-quiz.html

 

Any words they're missing - keep it clean lads.


Edited by evilchaosmonkey, 15 February 2019 - 08:17 PM.


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Was accurate for me as well, although no idea what accent I have :P

Grand_Moff_Tano #3 Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:49 PM

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I'd say it is accurate.



FataL_ShadowZ #4 Posted 15 February 2019 - 11:46 PM

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Yeah, pretty much bang on.



rsanders5 #5 Posted 16 February 2019 - 12:39 PM

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 It's fairly accurate, but I had both northern & southern accent 

inputs as my parents were from Yorkshire & Hampshire, & Dad 

was in the Army, so we travelled a fair bit too.



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West Yorkshire border with South Yorkshire threw it off :D But it got there in the end! 

MeetriX #7 Posted 18 February 2019 - 03:35 PM

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According to the test I am all over the places.

I kind of break the rules tho.



jack_timber #8 Posted 18 February 2019 - 04:48 PM

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Cumberland marra, ey by gum it was accurate!

Babbet_1 #9 Posted 18 February 2019 - 05:39 PM

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Got me bang on - a few more questions and I reckon it would have pinpointed the house I grew up in!  :great:

2Tee2 #10 Posted 19 February 2019 - 10:21 PM

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Definitely not from around here are you? Your answers were closer to the average person outside of Ireland and Britain than anywhere inside it.

250swb #11 Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:33 AM

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Pretty accurate. I was born in Nottingham but lived in Sheffield and North Derbyshire for longer so I picked up few words from each area. The map has my central focus on Sheffield but with related areas also marked. 

LCpl_Jones #12 Posted 20 February 2019 - 02:41 PM

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vaguely accurate

evilchaosmonkey #13 Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:20 PM

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You know a better quiz to test whether you're proper British or not would have been to state left or right to this.

 

 

The left hand picture makes me feel physically sick at the thought.

 

 



SiliconSidewinder #14 Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:47 PM

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south england appearently, which is not to wrong.
 



Grand_Moff_Tano #15 Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:10 PM

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View Postevilchaosmonkey, on 20 February 2019 - 07:20 PM, said:

You know a better quiz to test whether you're proper British or not would have been to state left or right to this.

 

 

The left hand picture makes me feel physically sick at the thought.

 

 

 

Who the hell puts cake mix onto a Scone? Kidding aside I wouldn't dream of putting Jam and Peanut butter together.

 

Better question should be: Do you add Milk before or after you add Water? If you answer the former you lose your citizenship as your obviously not British.


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Homer_J #16 Posted 20 February 2019 - 10:34 PM

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View Postevilchaosmonkey, on 20 February 2019 - 07:20 PM, said:

You know a better quiz to test whether you're proper British or not would have been to state left or right to this.

 

 

The left hand picture makes me feel physically sick at the thought.

 

 

 

Both wrong because they are missing the top half of the scone, which should be on top of the filling.  Bloomin southerners.

Homer_J #17 Posted 20 February 2019 - 10:45 PM

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View Postevilchaosmonkey, on 15 February 2019 - 07:17 PM, said:

Bit of really off topic stuff here.

 

This New York Times dialect quiz is surprisingly accurate

 

It got me down to a surprisingly large area spilling over into Lancashire.  Must have picked up a few words from these foreigners they make me work with.:(

 

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samuelx43a #18 Posted 27 February 2019 - 06:41 PM

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erm, if only I could do this lol. I'm english all but in area.

Parents where english teachers, so my map was south mostly!



Obsessive_Compulsive #19 Posted 28 February 2019 - 11:04 AM

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It was close but no cigar. Was a hard test given I am a bedouin.

Homer_J #20 Posted 02 March 2019 - 09:52 AM

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I repeated it a few times and it seems to get more and more accurate.  Especially if you use the "other" box.




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