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Dialect Identifier
Your dialect reveals where you are from! Seriously, we will make an educated guess based on your pronunciation, slang and colloquial word choices. We all begin to develop speech patterns and habitsSelectSmart.com at an early age and they tend to stick with us. Without overthinking the following questions, quickly answer with the responses you are most comfortable with. This selector quiz will attempt to determine the state or country where you were raised. There are no right or wrong answers.

The first selector question is below.

1. "Aunt" & "ant": Are these words pronounced the same?
They are pronounced the same.
They are pronounced differently.
None of above/Not sure
  
2. Which group of words does "Bowie" as in Bowie knife rhyme with?
Huey, Dewey and Louie
Showy. Snowy. Joey.
None of above/Not sure
3. "Cot" & "caught": Are these words pronounced the same?
They are pronounced the same.
They are pronounced differently.
None of above/Not sure
4. "Coming with?" Is that an expression that you'd use when asking somebody if they will be joining you?
I wouldn't use it.
Sure, that's something I'd say.
None of above/Not sure
5. What do you ordinarily call an outdoor grill or a spit for cooking meat or vegetables over hot coals or an open fire?
Barbecue
Braai
Barbie
Fry-out
None of above/Not sure
6. What do you ordinarily call this small freshwater lobster-like crustacean?
Crawdad
Crawfish
Crayfish
None of above/Not sure
7. What do you ordinarily call this sweet bakery item?
Cruller
Twist or twister
Koeksister
None of above/Not sure
8. What do you ordinarily call this bioluminescent flying insect?
Firefly
Glow worm.
Lightning bug
None of above/Not sure
9. What do you ordinarily call this device which provides a stream of water for thirsty people?
Bubbler
Drinking fountain
Water fountain
Fountain
None of above/Not sure
10. What do you ordinarily call a private sale of used and unwanted household items?
Garage Sale
Rummage Sale
Yard Sale
Jumble Sale
Tag Sale
None of above/Not sure
11. How do you describe a location, such as building or business, on the diagonal corner from another location?
Catty-corner
Kitty-corner
Diagonal
None of above/Not sure
12. "Mayonnaise": Two or three syllables?
Two syllables: man nays
Three syllables: may uh nays
None of above/Not sure
13. What do you ordinarily call the large outdoor container that holds refuse?
Dustbin
Garbage can
Trash can
Dirt bin
Rubbish bin
None of above/Not sure
14. How do you typically pronounce "lawyer"?
The first syllable rhymes with boy and toy.
The first syllable rhymes with saw and raw.
The first syllable rhymes with toe and blow.
None of above/Not sure
15. What do you ordinarily call it when people wait for a cashier or ticket seller?
People standing IN line
People standing ON line
A line up of people
People queuing up
None of above/Not sure
16. How do you typically pronounce the second syllable of "pajamas"?
It rhymes with jam and lamb.
It rhymes with calm and qualm.
It rhymes with calm and qualm but it is spelled pyjamas.
None of above/Not sure
17. What is your usual term for generic footwear worn in physical education class?
Tennis Shoes
Sneakers
Gym shoes
Runners
Trainers
Takkies
Running shoes
None of above/Not sure
18. What is your usual term for generic sweet carbonated beverages?
Pop
Soda
Soft drink
Coke
Tonic
Fizzy
Fizzy drink
Cooldrink, Colddrink
None of above/Not sure
19. What do you ordinarily call a long sandwich made of crusty bread, sliced lengthwise and filled with meats, cheeses, vegetables, etc.?
Sub / Submarine
Italian sandwich
Hoagie
Po' boy
Grinder
Hero
Filled Roll / Salad Roll
None of above/Not sure
20. What do you ordinarily call this working vehicle which often also gets personal and family use?
Pickup
Bakkie
None of above/Not sure
21. What do you ordinarily call this vehicle, usually used for commercial purposes and often seen in cities?
Lorry
Truck
None of above/Not sure
22. What do you ordinarily call this very large hauling vehicle used to transport goods long distances?
18 wheeler
Artic
Juggernauts
Road Trains
Semi
Semi-trailer
Semi-truck
Tractor-trailer
Transport
Truck & trailers
Big Rig
Whatever it's called, it's pulled by a prime mover.
None of above/Not sure
23. What do you normally call the sort of thoroughfare with on-ramps and off-ramps and very fast speed limits?
Freeway
Highway
Motorway
Expressway
Turnpike
None of above/Not sure
24. What do you ordinarily call this wheeled conveyance used to hold food or other items while shopping?
Shopping cart
Grocery cart
Shopping Trolley
Buggy
Carriage
Wagon
None of above/Not sure

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