that thar linguistic profile quiz
[via many people]
To answer Mel's additional questions
- does motorcycle rhyme with "sickle"? no...
- which syllable of "cement" gets stressed? the second
- when you turn on a light switch, do you say that you "flip", "mash" or "burn" it? flip, but to turn off it's "outen" which is PA Dutch
- what do you call the playground equipment that is a plank balanced on a stand: see-saw or teeter-totter? see-saw
And as proof to my friends here in California that I am not insane, Dr. M
says in a comment to Mel's post: "A rubber band in Pittsburgh is a gumband." YES IT IS. IT IS
. STOP MAKING FUN OF ME. UPDATE:
My buddy says, "gumwhatever. if you don't chew it, it ain't a gumband." Pleh on her.