Archive for December 2013

Hey y’all (I mean: you guys)

December 28, 2013

A friend of ours turned us on to a version of the Harvard Dialect Survey, made available by the NYT recently, that asks you questions about your word choices and pronunciation, and gives you a “heat map” of your dialect. The idea is that the warmest spots indicate a high probability that a random person from that area would answer the quiz the same way you did.

Here is Dan’s (he’s from Seattle):

dan dialects

And here is Troy’s (he’s from northern California):


But Utah is us! How romantic is that?

Also, they’re potato bugs. Just sayin’ …