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Updated on May 15, 2020. Posted on May 13, 2020

How Does Your English Compare With Everyone Else's?

Do you stand "on" line or "in" line? There are no wrong answers!

The following questions were taken from the Harvard Dialect Survey, conducted in 2002 by Bert Vaux and Scott Golder, who set out to highlight the linguistic differences across various regions of the United States.

The results of this survey were ultimately used, in part, to build the famed New York Times Dialect quiz, as well as our own quiz, which attempts to guess your location.

SO, let's find out if the way you talk is as popular as you think.

  1. 1. How do you pronounce "aunt"?

    How do you pronounce "aunt"?

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1. How do you pronounce "aunt"?
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    ANT
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    AWNT
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    AINT
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    I pronounce it differently depending on the context
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  1. 2. Are "marry," "Mary," and "merry" all pronounced the same?

    Are "marry," "Mary," and "merry" all pronounced the same?

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2. Are "marry," "Mary," and "merry" all pronounced the same?
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    Yes
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    "Mary" and "merry" are, but not "marry"
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    "Marry" and "merry" are, but not "Mary'
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    "Mary" and "marry" are, but not "merry"
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    Nope, all three are pronounced differently
  1. 3. How do you say "coupon"?

    How do you say "coupon"?

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3. How do you say "coupon"?
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    COO-pon
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    CYOO-pon
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  1. 4. What about "mayonnaise"?

    What about "mayonnaise"?

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4. What about "mayonnaise"?
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    MAN-aze
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    MAY-UH-naze
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    I say both
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  1. 5. What about "caramel"?

    What about "caramel"?

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5. What about "caramel"?
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    CAR-ML
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    CARRA-MEL
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    I say both
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    I say both, and the two pronunciations mean different things
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  1. 6. How do you pronounce "crayon"?

    How do you pronounce "crayon"?

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6. How do you pronounce "crayon"?
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    CRAN
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    CRAY-AHN
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    CRAY-AWN
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  1. 7. What do you call rainfall on a sunny day?

    What do you call rainfall on a sunny day?

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7. What do you call rainfall on a sunny day?
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    Sun-shower
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    The wolf is giving birth
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    The devil is beating his wife
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    Monkey's wedding
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    Fox's wedding
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    Pineapple rain
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    Liquid sun
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    This doesn't have a name
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  1. 8. What do you call a liquor store with a drive-thru?

    What do you call a liquor store with a drive-thru?

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8. What do you call a liquor store with a drive-thru?
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    Brew-thru
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    Party barn
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    Bootlegger
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    Beer barn
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    Beverage barn
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    There's no special name for this, but we have them
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    I've never even heard of this
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  1. 9. What do you call it when you order food from a restaurant that you plan to eat at home?

    What do you call it when you order food from a restaurant that you plan to eat at home?

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9. What do you call it when you order food from a restaurant that you plan to eat at home?
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    Takeout
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    Carryout
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    Takeout and carryout are common where I'm from
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  1. 10. Are "cot" and "caught" pronounced the same way?

    Are "cot" and "caught" pronounced the same way?

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10. Are "cot" and "caught" pronounced the same way?
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    Yes
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    No
  1. 11. How do you say the word "almond"?

    How do you say the word "almond"?

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11. How do you say the word "almond"?
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    ALL-mond
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    AH-mond
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    AW-mond
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  1. 12. What about "pajamas"?

    What about "pajamas"?

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12. What about "pajamas"?
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    Pa-JAM-uhs
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    Pa-JAH-muhs
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  1. 13. How do you say "been"?

    How do you say "been"?

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13. How do you say "been"?
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    BIN
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    BEAN
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    BEN
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  1. 14. How do you pronounce "pecan"?

    How do you pronounce "pecan"?

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14. How do you pronounce "pecan"?
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    PEE-can
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    pee-CAN
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    PEE-kahn
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    pee-KAHN
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    pick-ANN
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    pick-AHN
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    I pronounce it differently based on the context
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    I honestly don't even know what I say
  1. 15. How do you pronounce the final vowel in each day of the week (Monday, Tuesday, etc.)?

    How do you pronounce the final vowel in each day of the week (Monday, Tuesday, etc.)?

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15. How do you pronounce the final vowel in each day of the week (Monday, Tuesday, etc.)?
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    mond-AY
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    mond-EE
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    A few days end in "AY" and others end in "EE"
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    It depends on the context
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  1. 16. What do you call it when someone sells a bunch of their old stuff somewhere on their property?

    What do you call it when someone sells a bunch of their old stuff somewhere on their property?

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16. What do you call it when someone sells a bunch of their old stuff somewhere on their property?
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    Tag sale
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    Yard sale
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    Garage sale