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    Dialect Similarity Map and Quiz

    I haven't seen this posted yet: http://spark.rstudio.com/jkatz/DialectQuiz/

    The link takes you to a short 25 question (or the full 140 question version) multiple choice dialect quiz. It might tell you the server is overloaded, but it usually pops up after refreshing the page a couple times.

    At the end, it gives you a dialect survey map showing where in the U.S. people speak more or less similar to you. Here is mine:



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    Re: Dialect Similarity Map and Quiz

    That was pretty cool :)

    My five most similar cities - pretty accurate since #1 is probably the closest one they have to my hometown (not sure if they'd have Dubuque?) and I've lived very near two of the others.


    Most Similar Cities
    1 Rockford IL 55.6
    2 Cedar Rapids IA 53.7
    3 Madison WI 53.2
    4 Green Bay WI 53.1
    5 Des Moines IA 52.8

    Least Similar Cities
    1 Toms River NJ 23.7
    2 Plymouth MA 24.2
    3 Boston MA 24.7
    4 Elizabeth NJ 25.2
    5 Newark NJ 25.3
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    Re: Dialect Similarity Map and Quiz

    Did you take the 25 or 140



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    Re: Dialect Similarity Map and Quiz

    I did 25, ain't got time for 140!



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    Re: Dialect Similarity Map and Quiz

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    I did 25, ain't got time for 140!
    I do while at work, but it won't load :(



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    Re: Dialect Similarity Map and Quiz

    What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
    I call it rain...


    Chuck Lidell: I paint my toenails with pink and black polish. Problem is, I get more paint on my toes and on the carpet than on my nails. Any advice?
    Maria Sharapova: Don't you beat up other guys for a living? I don't know how to answer this.



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    Re: Dialect Similarity Map and Quiz

    Quote Originally Posted by NATEizKING View Post
    I do while at work, but it won't load :(
    keep refreshing, it took like 3-4 times for me, and then some of the questions made me wait a moment before they'd load the next one.



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    Re: Dialect Similarity Map and Quiz

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    I call it rain...

    haha, yes! I was like "wolf is giving birth" who the heck are these crazy people?



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    Re: Dialect Similarity Map and Quiz

    Most Similar Cities
    1 Tulsa OK 46.6
    2 Norman OK 46.2
    3 Springfield MO 46.1
    4 Oklahoma City OK 45.9
    5 Wichita Falls TX 44.9

    Least Similar Cities
    1 Waterbury CT 20.9
    2 New Haven CT 22.4
    3 Springfield MA 22.7
    4 Hartford CT 23.3
    5 Providence RI 23.7

    Odd, considering I've NEVER lived in the area it says I most resemble. I've only lived in Long Island, NY, Washington, DC, Davenport/Ames, IA, and currently Clinton Township, MI.

    Then again, when I look at the map, Ohio is lit up like a Christmas tree as well. Could have something to do with my parents' heavy New York dialect mixed with me growing up in Iowa


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    Chuck Lidell: I paint my toenails with pink and black polish. Problem is, I get more paint on my toes and on the carpet than on my nails. Any advice?
    Maria Sharapova: Don't you beat up other guys for a living? I don't know how to answer this.



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    Re: Dialect Similarity Map and Quiz

    Most Similar Cities

    1Spokane WA43.9

    2Eugene OR43.9

    3Seattle WA43.9

    4Provo UT43.7

    5West Jordan UT43.5



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    Re: Dialect Similarity Map and Quiz

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    Re: Dialect Similarity Map and Quiz

    I can't get into the 120 question one


    Chuck Lidell: I paint my toenails with pink and black polish. Problem is, I get more paint on my toes and on the carpet than on my nails. Any advice?
    Maria Sharapova: Don't you beat up other guys for a living? I don't know how to answer this.



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    Re: Dialect Similarity Map and Quiz

    My most similar areas were pretty Missouri-y.... which is moderately frightening.

    All of New England for dissimilar.



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    Re: Dialect Similarity Map and Quiz

    I've been trying this for 45 minutes but it still won't load.


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    Re: Dialect Similarity Map and Quiz

    Most common with Madison, Milwaukee, and Green Bay Wisconsin, along with Provo, and West Jordan Utah.

    Dissimilar to 5 places in the north east.



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