Friday, January 24, 2014

outfit post: black shirt dress, red cardigan, black pumps

Inspiration - Jennifer Garner

Happy Friday y'all.

Yesterday I took a New York Times quiz about regional dialects and it correctly (close enough) pinpointed me to Tampa, Florida. During a workshop break a few of the client's team took the quiz and they were pinpointed correctly to cities like Boston, St Paul/Minneapolis and Michigan. The questions are pretty funny.

Things like:
  • What do you call the rubber-soled shoes worn in gym class or for athletic activities? (Sneakers? Tennis Shoes? Trainers?)
  • What do you call the thing from which you might drink water in a school? (Water fountain? Drinking Fountain? Bubbler?)
  • What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining? (Sunshower? Monkey's Wedding? <---What?)
  • What do you call a traffic jam caused by drivers slowing down to look at an accident or other diversion on the side of the road? (Rubbernecking? LookieLou? Gaper's Delay?)
Some answers I thought were really obviously universal - some of the MN people had never heard of... like rubbernecking! We had fun comparing vocabularies for a bunch of stuff. If you take the quiz - do you get the right region?
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16 comments:

  1. My husbands was correct as it pinpointed Detroit and he was born nearby. Mine, however, gave me Witchita, Kansas... I have never even been to Kansas! I was born in TN and learned to talk in IL, so maybe my results are skewed?

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    1. Weird. I was surprised it worked for me. I thought it was cool after each question that it highlighted the region a particular answer was from.

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  2. That quiz is cool. It pinpointed my region exactly. Thanks for sharing. Oh, and your version of that outfit looks great.

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  3. Love the outfit - I really like how the cardi pops against the dress!!
    I took the quiz and got Orlando - which is funny, because I'm from Canada! But, I did spend some time living in Orlando, so I guess I picked up a lot more dialect than I thought!!

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  4. As someone who has lived in Iowa and Illinois, I'm surprised the Minnesotans had never heard of "rubbernecking."

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    1. Funny what words/phrases get spread and which are regional...

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  5. I'm from Minnesota, definitely have never heard of rubbernecking! They usually refer to it sgawker slow down on the local news/radio.. Haha! I got the right region when I took it.

    Love the look and all your other posts!

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  6. I'm South African and tried the quiz for fun. Apparently I'd be most at home in Boston

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    1. That's really interesting to apply it internationally! :)

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  7. I took that quiz too and I was from either DC or Texas...so weird because I'm from NY and live in Ohio. LOL! Cute look today, a pop of color is fantastic!

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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    1. Whoops! Guess it doesn't get everyone. Thanks!

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  8. I live in Wisconsin, and my three cities were in Michigan and Nebraska. Not too far off!
    I absolutely LOVE that dress. The silhouette is so feminine and beautiful. Fantastic outfit!

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