A mom at the playground today asked the other moms if we’d taken the New York Times dailect test, and none of us had even heard of it. So I decided to find it on-line and take it. She said it would be dead on, and it was. I think the fact that I call sports shoes “sneakers” was a big factor, as well as my saying “soda”, “you guys” and “cabbage night” for the night before Halloween. Click here to take it yourself.
Here’s what my results looked like. It says I talk most like people in Newark/Patterson, Rochester, and Buffalo.