Thursday, April 28, 2005

linguistic abstractions

I seem to really like taking internet tests. I spend far too much of my time searching them out and learning mostly things I already knew about myself. I did go to the MET (sp?) in Manhattan (as I am staying in Queens for passover) and thoroughly enjoyed a long innoculation of culture that should keep me content for the time being. I like TV, but sometimes getting out of the house and actually interacting with the world is just as entertaining. I spent the majority of my day staring at either modern art or ancient oriental art. They aren't very similar, but I am undenaibly drawn to them just the same. I was hoping to see more of the New York Ten (the abstract expressionists from the 20's and 30's, Rothko, Ben Zion, ect.) but either they don't have them in their collection, or more likley, I couldn't find them. On a side note, the New Yorker was correct in their assesment of the Max Ernst retrospective (it isn't that impressive, not the collection just the art), at least in this humble man's opinion.

Now onto the test.

Your Linguistic Profile:

50% Yankee

40% General American English

10% Dixie

0% Midwestern

0% Upper Midwestern

Being the New England snob that I am, as I see it, Yankee and general american english is one in the same. I don't know where the 10% southern comes from. I blame, like everything else in the world, this on TV.

Damn you Jeff Foxworthy and your ever increasing sphere of infulence.

At least I don't sound like I'm from Queens/Long Island. Those accents drive me freaking nuts. The next person who mispronounces coffee I'm going to punch in the nose.


E.B. Noodles said...

Jeff Foxworthy is so cute... that quiz was too much fun... I guessed some answers... and now I know what Dixie means... I thought it was what drunken pixies speak... 15% for this drunken pixie.

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