1st quiz - most similar
1. San Antonio
1st quiz - least similar
(Actual: probably New England)
2nd quiz - dialect
1. American (Standard)
3. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
(Actual: some subset of "Standard American English")
2nd quiz - native language
1st quiz was fairly accurate for me (right state, top 3 cities were a bit off): http://nyti.ms/23nCLmz
My actual city's one of the deeper-red hotspots on there, at least. It definitely recognizes that I'm from Texas- not too hard, given that Texan speech is fairly distinctive. I also hadn't realized before that "blow-off class" wasn't a term used throughout the entire United States.
That said, my accent isn't entirely Texan- given that I've spent significant chunks of my life in other places (India, California, Pennsylvania) and that I intentionally deviate from some tendencies, like using "coke" to refer to soft drinks in general (I'd be okay with calling them all Dr Pepper, though!).
It correctly recognized that I'm not a third-world illiterate pleb- my style of English was closest to the elusive Standard American English with some similarities to Canadian English and Black Vernacular English. The BVE similarities probably come from habits I've picked up in the South- or from general similarities between BVE and Standard American/Texan English.
What's more interesting, though, is that the quiz thought my native language was English- or possibly Dutch or Norwegian. I'd forgive it for thinking English (given that I say things out loud in my head in English, not Hindi) but I'm curious as to how it got Dutch/Norwegian. I've never even been in either of those two countries- not even in a layover- nor interacted with a native Dutch person or Norwegian.
Interesting quizzes, though- and mostly predictable results for me.
Edited 4/11/2016 04:17:20