Thursday, April 28, 2005

What Kind of English Do You Speak?

As an English major, I've always been fascinated by language. Why do we speak as we do? The different regional dialects are wonderful, and I hope that we never lose them to some bland, universal "network news anchor" style of speech. That's why I'm a sucker for any language quiz. Take this one and see where you fall. Here's what I scored. I guess my parents' Iowa upbringing is showing, huh?

Your Linguistic Profile:

70% General American English

20% Upper Midwestern

10% Midwestern

0% Dixie

0% Yankee

I also saw the first hummingbird in the garden this morning. It looked to be a little female, it's difficult to say which type since they look so similar and since I was so far away. Soon the garden will be full of them and they are such a pleasure to watch. Fierce little things, for all their delicate appearance.

Today is the last day at the PAWs animal shelter for my friend, Mary, a most dedicated soul. She will be sorely missed, but she has decided to officially "retired" from both work and volunteering for the summer so that she can take care of both herself and some of those nagging chores that are always needing to be done. Congratulations to her on her freedom!


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