I say "mother", why is that not in the list of predefined answers!?!
"Which of these words (if any) would you use for a baby?"
Baby. I say "baby" to describe a baby. How is this also not in the list of common answers!
I say many words for many things, e.g. I also say "sprog" for baby which was one of the predefined answers. What I can't understand is why these predefined answer sets don't contain the question word, do people really use (for example) "baby" less frequently than "sprog" to refer to a baby so it wasn't listed? Seems unlikely to me.
Admitedtly I don't have their data set but I do see it as valid data/an answer. For example, they may have found that in one part of the country (because you can submit your location at the end) everyone uses "baby" and "sprog" and no others and that combination is unique to that area.
I'm actually quite impressed because I don't have a particularly strong regional accent, people find it hard to place me other than "Northern".
My answer was based on the naming of bodies of water near where I grew up, which originated from English settlers...
I'd be interested in seeing something similar that captures all areas where English is spoken as a first language.
The questions are quite different (presumably chosen based on what will segment readers suitably) and I don't recall anything about running bodies of water. So we don't get to compare, and it isn't sufficient to answer what you want - but it's interesting if you haven't seen it already.
Interesting to see the diversity in Oregon, Washington, and Utah.
Interesting. Brook, stream, rivulet are some that come to mind, off the top of my head.
>I'd be interested in seeing something similar that captures all areas where English is spoken as a first language.
Nothing highlighted in the south, which makes sense I only lived in Herts between the ages of 0 and 3. Although In this short time I did learn to pronounce the vowels in words like 'shower' and 'power' with the /aʊ/ vowel, whereas in Belfast it's pronounced with a /ɑː/ vowel, so they sound like "Shar" and "parr".
Pretty impressive to be honest.
this school in particular has a peculiar habit of changing speech as a byproduct of attendance...
I spent the first 10 years of my life in Swindon, then moved to Hampshire until late teens - I have a strong Home Counties accent but for some reason the test goes haywire for Cornish inflections.
I was also surprised to see this in a US-based site.
Still, neat, and just learned a whole bunch of new words to play with.
Which is probably about right, as I know my English is a right mess.
Grew up in Australia, lived in South East England for 13 years, shared a house for five years with a bloke from Yorkshire, socialised through sport with a load of Scots, my best friend lives in Ireland and I now live in Central Europe.
Should I have answered the questions as I now use words or how I did previously? E.g. I used to call the evening meal tea, but now refer to it as dinner.
For sure, I know that I also moderate my language depending on social setting and who is present.