feel like something like this has been posted before but.... turns out im from new york city after all.

- dave 12-30-2013 5:40 pm

me too, or yonkers/newark- long island was very dark red
- mb 12-30-2013 9:26 pm [add a comment]

Solidly Detroit, though I may have defaulted to childhood on a few that I don't really use much. On the other hand I went with soda over pop, which has genuinely changed in my parlance over the years, but that wasn't enough to matter. Western upstate NY is similar, I suppose due to Great Lakes influence.
- alex 12-30-2013 10:18 pm [add a comment]

For me, it guessed somewhere between Foat Wurth TX and Newarlins LA. Shit fire.
- mark 12-31-2013 4:21 am [add a comment]

Pegged me as Idaho - Nortwest but not Pacific Northwest. In the test I also used soda and sneakers but grew up saying pop and tennis shoes, still, not enough to take me much outside of my region.
- steve 12-31-2013 4:40 am [add a comment]

North east, sneakers, mischief night, soda and subs.
- linda 12-31-2013 5:39 am [add a comment]

funny, we called it cabbage night which apparently was only in parts of bergen county as far as nj goes. also, heroes not subs.
- dave 12-31-2013 2:59 pm [add a comment]

In westchester co ny a hero was referred to as a wedge.
- bill 12-31-2013 5:07 pm [add a comment]

  • never heard that. they called it a grinder in hartford when i was in college.

    - dave 12-31-2013 6:58 pm [add a comment]

Wow, pegged me as Boston, Worchester, Springfield (all MA) which is about exactly right.
- jim 12-31-2013 6:22 pm [add a comment]

not sure what pegged me as such, but I got spokane, tacoma, and seattle, washington. my dad grew up in spokane. was it cougar? soda? tennis shoes? (i also tried to answer as i remember from childhood) what about the paper item they used to give you at the grocery store. Sack or Bag? - Erin
- steve 12-31-2013 9:13 pm [add a comment]

Ft. Worth, Shreveport, Jackson, tx, la, miss. Is it because I didn't have a name for day before Halloween?
- jimlouis 12-31-2013 9:20 pm [add a comment]

I watched my Dad do it and he got some questions I don't remember getting. So it must have some branching logic to it
- jim 12-31-2013 10:14 pm [add a comment]

The program was created by Eliza Doolittle, but professor Higgins took the credit.
- alex 12-31-2013 10:58 pm [add a comment]

I did it again, some variation on about a half dozen questions, it nailed me--Ft. Worth, Arlington, Dallas.
- jimlouis 12-31-2013 11:30 pm [add a comment]

There was one question, "is something pronounced more like this or more like that?" where the proper answer was "theys all the same". I forget which one, but wasn't the Mary, marry, merry question, which did have that as an answer. In the south, there are just plain more homonyms. E.g. pen and pin. Aero and arrow. I've run into issues with both of those when conversing with Yankees.

Here's one that could have helped localize my origins more precisely: Does the first syllable of Houston sound like "hue" or "you"? (The latter.)
- mark 1-01-2014 12:13 am [add a comment]

Salsa and seltza?
- linda 1-01-2014 2:10 am [add a comment]

I quit half way through. Born in NOLA, moved to Dallas, then to Miami, Scarsdale, then back to Texas again for college and back to NYC by '77. I wasn't raised anywhere specific. as an aside we all laughed when NYers said they were getting on line not in line for the school bus. Today I hear Bloomberg using ON instead of IN, referring to putting garbage on (not in) the staten island landfill. Also, is there a place they say THAN instead of THEN.
- bill 1-01-2014 3:38 am [add a comment]

  • yes, in wrongsville. its the same place they send you when you dont end a question with a question mark.
    - dave 1-01-2014 4:04 am [add a comment]

Skinny is from that place.
- linda 1-01-2014 5:40 am [add a comment]

yes, but its the nice part of town overlooking Financially Sound.
- dave 1-01-2014 3:52 pm [add a comment]

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