Tuesday 19 February 2019

Where Are You From?

This is fascinating: The British-Irish Dialect Quiz. I think there's also an American version here.

My mum's from Leicestershire and my dad's from Carlisle, which is very close to Douglas. The weird thing is, I was born in Oxfordshire, but never really lived there! How did it know that? I moved about a bit, and picked up a lot of words from South Wales and London later in life, but the above is weirdly accurate. Not sure how much it says specifically about where you come from, and what it says about where your parents come from, as I think you absorb a lot of language from them. 

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