People from outside the US cannot appreciate just how huge America is, and consequently, how different English sounds depending on where exactly in the States you’re from. The differences are many, and they can boil down to word choice, pronunciation or in some cases, even having the same word meaning entirely different things! Try out our quiz, and see if we can guess where you’re from in the US. And if you’re not American, see which regional dialect you match best.
What do you call this large freight-carrying vehicle?
Speaking of vehicles, how do you pronounce this word?
What do you call this water-dispensing appliance?
And, on the topic of taps, what do you call the valve you need to spin in order for the tap to run?
How do you pronounce the profession of someone who's passed the bar exam?
What are these shoes called?
This lady is wearing pajamas, How do you pronounce the second A in this word?
What are these people engaging in?
What are these wax-based coloring utensils called?
You want to refer to a group of individuals, you say:
What are these cooking utensils called?
What do you call small freshwater lobsters?
Keeping on the topic of food, how do you pronounce pecan?
With a long e and a stress on the second syllable
With a short e and a stress on the second syllable
With a long e and a stress on the first syllable
What is the generic term for this kind of drink?
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The sauce that goes on top of the salad
The stuffing that goes inside the turkey
What do you call this salad?
Coleslaw, or slaw for short
How do you pronounce the name of the liquefied sugar these apples are coated in?
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And how do you pronounce the name of this yolk-based condiment?
You're from the Northeast
Your choice of vocabulary best matches that of someone from Northeastern USA.
You're from the West Coast
Your choice of regional words indicates you're from the West Coast, most probably California. There's a slight chance you're from the East Coast, but with a rather particular way of speaking.
You're from the American Heartland
Your choice of words best reflects that of a person from the Midwest and some of the South and non-coastal West.
You're from the South
Your choice of words and pronunciation indicated you're from the South. There's even a chance that you pronounce the h in word beginning in wh.