PatronPATRON + MONDAY MUSINGS: The way you talk, does it give away where you are from, take this quiz and find out June 15, 2020 November 12, 2019by Donna R Causey To view this content, you must be a member of Alabama Pioneers Patrons's Patreon at $2 or more Unlock with PatreonAlready a qualifying Patreon member? Refresh to access this content. Tags: HistoryhumorousUnited States
Born in Montgomery, lived in Birmingham 20 years. Left AL 46 years ago but results still show Montgomery, Birmingham and Jackson MS. Guess you can’t take the old vocabulary away!
Birmingham Montgomery Jackson Ms
Me too. I live 80 miles from Birmingham….
We left Alabama when I was 9 for Florida, where I was thru my first two years of college. I’ve lived in Europe and then 14 yrs in NYC..then New O, Denver before coming back to Alabama. I studied theatre and I have sort of a “transatlantic” accent, but, you’re right, some things just never fall out of your speech…the quiz “nailed’ me in Alabama!!!
It gave me Mobile, Montgomery, Birmingham. I was born and raised in Mobile and live in Dothan now.
I wanted to be Southern, but the map shows a diff story! Oh well, I will pretend!
I got Montgomery, Mobile, and Baton Rouge! A little surprising! I was born in Sylacauga, but spent most of my life in Huntsville! I thought the North Alabama influence would outweigh the South, but apparently not!
Wasn’t accurate for me. It did have me located in western US but far from my birth state of WA. It stated Utah, California & the closest to me was Alaska. Too funny!
Too funny! I got Montgomery, Mobile and Columbus, GA, yet I’ve lived In Tuscaloosa almost my entire life
I am just glad to know that I sound like I am from Alabam since I am.
“My home’s in Alabama, no matter where I lay my head.” RTR
Dead on the money.
Born in Mobile, lived all over the country and now in Jax, FL… it said Jackson, MS, Mobile, and Montgomery… Spot-On!
Oh I got the South!
Nailed it. I’m from Mobile.
Nailed it. Alabama
With-in 20 miles of where I’m from.Great!
I already know where I’m from, but damn it got it right: Montgomery Alabammy..
I’m from Mobile but quiz said Montgomery, Birmingham. Close enough!
Alabama! That’s right!
I got 3 cities, all in south…closest was Birmingham, and I’m about 40 miles south.
Amazing, I live in Northern Indiana and it got me correct! all in the north and all within 100 miles of me: Grand Rapids Mi, Ft.Wayne In, and Rockford Ill.
I got Birmingham, Al. That’s good….I was born there!
Mine was pretty accurate. My cities were Houston Tx ( where I live now) and New Orleans. I was born and raised in Mobile, Al. So it was close.
Birmingham, Montgomery and Jackson. Born and raised in Bessemer, AL.
I got 3 cities Birmingham, Knoxville, Chattanooga. I am from northern Etowah County (33 years) but I have lived in Marshall the last 14 years.
I lik da whey you Tawk….
Mine were Jackson, Ms, Mobile, AL or Tallahassee, FL..bingo.
I think I blew it up, it crashed and redirected me to the start.
My 3 cities: Milwaukee, Madison WI & Grand Rapids MI. I have lived in Kenosha WI (far SE corner of Wisconsin) for nearly 27 years, though born & raised in Waukegan IL 15 miles south of here, so this is probably pretty accurate.
Dead on for me.
MIne was pretty accurate too. However I seriously want a party barn in my town.
Was born & raised in PA but have lived in the south off & on over the years.My cities were B’ham, Montgomery & Little Rock. Guess I’m southern now.
I was raised 20 miles north of Birmingham. My answers came up Birmingham , Montgomery and Jackson!
Accurate for where I live now – I got Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile AL.
Completely missed me… Maybe because I’m an army brat… 😀
Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile.
It’s right on for me – Mobile, Jackson & Baton Rouge.
Yep. Alabamian in Texas.
Got mine right! Southern thru and thru!
No surprise here
Spot on – Central AL
Wow this is pretty accurate!! It said Jackson, MS, Birmingham, Montgomery.
Phooey. Tricky examples. A room full of people at work would be different than casual.
I try to speak as a professional at work or socially with strangers.
I got full-on South.
I got Birmingham. Wonder why!!
Somebody’s been watching Beverly Hillbilly reruns.
I think only in Alabama do people call sneakers tennis shoes, and soda Coke. I got south florida which is where I am from. In college at Alabama I was laughed at for using the word sneakers
That’s what we call both in Oklahoma. Now I’m from Alabama, no one has ever batted an eye at me for the way I talk. I just don’t quite have the proper drawl. Yet. Lol
Tennis shoes and Coke are what they call them in Mississippi too.
This was right on. I live in southwest Georgia. I got Birmingham, Montgomery, and Columbus. We all talk the same, as well as people in Mississippi, north Louisiana, and north Florida.
The quiz reflected that I was from Montgomery or Birmingham.
I got Oklahoma City, which is right. But I’ll tell yall that nobody here in Alabama has ever asked me if I was from Oklahoma or the north or any other place. I conclude that we must sound close enough that it’s difficult to tell in passing. I don’t have the drawl, I sound more like a hick. Lol But the biggest difference I’ve notice is you all say “Roll Tide!” or “War Eagle!” when I would be saying “Boomer Sooner!” 😉
It said I was either from MobileAL, Montgomery AL, or Columbus GA. I’m from Montgomery so it’s pretty good.
Said Birmingham or MONTGOMERY and I grew up in both
Close, but not correct. The quiz being from the NYT probably explains why.
I got Mobile which is exactly right!
Interesting and pretty accurate
It says that I’m from Detroit! And it’s right.
Close but north Alabama instead of southern part
Live about 45 minutes from Montgomery, Al.. So mime was right.