By Zoe Samuel on May 02, 2018
Howdy, y'all! Or do we mean to say hi there, partner? Perhaps you'd prefer a casual-sounding 'sup brah? A nice chilled-out hi dude? How you greet someone is only one part of how you use the English language to communicate - and while it's a big part, we'll need to know all about all of your linguistic foibles and preferences to accurately identify which part of this great land you call home. So buckle up for this quiz in which we'll investigate which words you love, which words you find inexplicably weird, and what each of those things says about you!
While there are definitely many words that are used throughout American English, regional variation remains very strong. It's not a surefire guide to your class, your education, and even the identity of the block you grew up on as it might be in the much more stratified British English, but it does convey a lot about you.
Some Americans speak quickly and need short, rapid-fire vocabulary that trips off the tongue. Others prefer an idiom that suits their more relaxed drawl. Some seek to convey friendliness and others are more standoffish. It's time to find out which of these you are, and thus where you might call home. Let's get started!