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Take The Quiz That Tells You Where You’re From Based On The Way You Speak

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Over the Christmas holiday, you’re gonna be hanging around a lot of friends and family (hopefully), and when you do that, someone is bound to bring up some “thing” that has recently gone viral, and will stop at nothing until everyone has either seen or participated in said thing.

This quiz is more than likely going to be that thing.

You’ve probably seen it floating around you’re News Feed on Facebook in the past week or so. It’s a quiz put together by the New York Times that uses data from the Harvard Dialect Study and claims if you answer all of it’s questions (25 of them), it will accurately determine where you’re from.

Now there is a rumor that the entire things solely rests upon the word “poor boys” (dead giveaway, right?) as an answer at some point during the whole shindig, but according to the folks who made the quiz,

The data for the quiz and maps shown here come from over 350,000 survey responses collected from August to October 2013 by Josh Katz, a graphics editor for the New York Times who developed this quiz. The colors on the large heat map correspond to the probability that a randomly selected person in that location would respond to a randomly selected survey question the same way that you did. The three smaller maps show which answer most contributed to those cities being named the most (or least) similar to you.

[via NYTimes]

Did you get all of that? Yeah, me neither. I tell you what, just take the quiz, and slap a comment below or on our Facebook page and tell us what answer you got.

Oh, and Merry Christmas — or whatever the closest holiday is when you get around to reading this post.


Here’s the answer I got. I must say, pretty close, eh?

where you're from based on how you speak map

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