Collecting my Thoughts is back from a little hiatus and has published a link to an interesting little test. You can answer twenty questions that will tell you what kind of American English you speak. Since I am not American, I thought that it would be interesting to give it a try, and here's what it revealed.
Your Linguistic Profile:
45% General American English
10% Upper Midwestern
For the record, Collector, who lives in Ohio, not terribly far away, scored 85-10-5-0-0, so, apparently I speak more Dixie and Midwestern than she. Isn't that weird?
Actually, Canadian English might properly be considered a subset of American. Our lexicon, pronunciation, grammar, and punctuation are very similar. We spell like the Brits, Aussies, and Kiwis, but we talk much more like Americans.