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(The New York Times)   Where y'all from? This interactive quiz can predict just that question with stunning accuracy   (nytimes.com) divider line 312
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2013-12-31 12:41:27 AM  
It got me wrong.
 
2013-12-31 12:47:09 AM  
I am living in the wrong town. -_-'
 
2013-12-31 12:48:05 AM  
it has me all over the map
 
2013-12-31 12:48:33 AM  
It got the right state once based on how I answered one question (Q: drive through liquor stores A: We have those here but don't have a name for them). I took it again and that question didn't show up so it put me in Denver or two possible cities in northern California.
 
2013-12-31 12:48:38 AM  
It nailed my home town

/surprised the hell out of me
 
2013-12-31 12:50:28 AM  
Sucks- the NYT has a script thats almost as long as my Johnson and I'd like to get on with my life while waiting for it to stop.  Piss on it.
 
2013-12-31 01:00:04 AM  
Damn. Pretty much nailed it.
 
2013-12-31 01:01:22 AM  
Heh, it has me pegged as being from three cities I have never been to in my life.

Though I am totally not surprised: I have stumped several 'accent experts' because there are so very few of us with a native Spenard accent.
 
2013-12-31 01:10:47 AM  
According to this, I am from Fresno (WTF??), Glendale, and Long Beach, CA.

I grew up in a city that's about midway between Glendale and Long Beach.
 
2013-12-31 01:13:58 AM  
Yeah I'm from Philly originally. Knew the quiz was going to nail that on hoagie, cot and caught, Mary vs merry but no mention of wooder vs water. I guess that's a whole 'nother thing awl together.
 
2013-12-31 01:18:02 AM  
Surprised me, as I've picked up a lot of southern slang from my days in the Navy...got me in the right state and triangulated where I grew up.


/WTF is a 'peenie bug' and why would you call fireflies that?
 
2013-12-31 01:18:43 AM  
I'm from the deep south, but got placed in the midwest.  Go fig.
 
2013-12-31 01:22:12 AM  

Brainsick: Surprised me, as I've picked up a lot of southern slang from my days in the Navy...got me in the right state and triangulated where I grew up.


/WTF is a 'peenie bug' and why would you call fireflies that?


I had never heard of drive-thru liquor stores until today.
 
2013-12-31 01:23:23 AM  
Pretty much nailed it, I grew up right next to one of the three cities it listed.
 
2013-12-31 01:36:05 AM  

Lorelle: Brainsick: Surprised me, as I've picked up a lot of southern slang from my days in the Navy...got me in the right state and triangulated where I grew up.


/WTF is a 'peenie bug' and why would you call fireflies that?

I had never heard of drive-thru liquor stores until today.


I first encountered them in Florida, back in the late 90's (shocked, right?)
 
2013-12-31 01:39:44 AM  

Brainsick: I first encountered them in Florida, back in the late 90's (shocked, right?)


Ah, that explains why things are the way they are in that state.
 
2013-12-31 01:42:02 AM  

Lorelle: Brainsick: I first encountered them in Florida, back in the late 90's (shocked, right?)

Ah, that explains why things are the way they are in that state.


I live in Florida now. It's a great time saver for that drunk driver on the go.
 
2013-12-31 01:49:46 AM  

Red Shirt Blues: Lorelle: Brainsick: I first encountered them in Florida, back in the late 90's (shocked, right?)

Ah, that explains why things are the way they are in that state.

I live in Florida now. It's a great time saver for that drunk driver on the go.


Bonus: You don't have to worry about getting arrested for leaving your infant in the car while you go in!


/while searching for that, I found this...stop making me sad, Florida!
 
2013-12-31 01:52:35 AM  
It says I'm from Georgia or Tennessee. Completely wrong, and completely wrong accent-wise.
 
2013-12-31 02:21:31 AM  
Has anyone within the midwest been correctly predicted?
 
2013-12-31 02:33:07 AM  
Wow, that quiz managed to precisely narrow my region down to the right half of the continent.
 
2013-12-31 02:33:57 AM  

Frederick: Has anyone within the midwest been correctly predicted?


I'm from St Louis. It worked for me.

img.fark.net
Also, I have another non-sports related reason to dislike Boston, so there's that.
 
2013-12-31 02:57:22 AM  
Originally from Des Moines.  It got me exactly right.
 
2013-12-31 02:59:05 AM  
Oh and apparently it's largely because of pop and kitty-corner.
 
2013-12-31 03:07:18 AM  

Mmmrky: Originally from Des Moines.  It got me exactly right.


No kidding....thats where I'm at and it predicted Denver.
 
2013-12-31 03:09:27 AM  
 Damn, they nailed it.
 
2013-12-31 04:50:05 AM  
got me almost perfectly

i131.photobucket.com

I'm almost dead center between KC, Wichita and Springfield.

/It's "pop" damnit...
 
2013-12-31 06:44:41 AM  
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?

sunshower

the wolf is giving birth

the devil is beating his wife

monkey's wedding

fox's wedding

pineapple rain

liquid sun

I have no term or expression for this

other



There are some really strange people out there.
 
2013-12-31 07:08:27 AM  
Nailed it for me.

img.fark.net
 
2013-12-31 07:32:28 AM  
Close.

It had me using more of a Boston dialect, but I actually pronounce my R's
 
2013-12-31 08:00:57 AM  
It said I live in Denver. I grew up in Casper, WY so  I guess that's close. But I have lived in the SE for 20+ years now.
 
2013-12-31 08:19:02 AM  
It seems to think I am from DC or Baltimore. I am actually from West Virginia but spent the last 2 decades in California.
 
2013-12-31 08:40:42 AM  

Frederick: It got me wrong.


Me, as well. It has me as sounding like I'm from Nebraska. I've never even been to Nebraska. I'm originally from Los Angeles and then was raised in Atlanta. Weird.
 
2013-12-31 08:45:59 AM  
"Your browser is out of date.

Please update your browser to view this feature."


I'll...I'll just go and sit in the corner...

*sobs to himself*
 
2013-12-31 08:46:48 AM  
This sounds suspiciously like another NSA info gathering endeavour. Don't fall for it, my fellow Farkistanians.
 
2013-12-31 08:47:52 AM  
It knows I read five NYT articles this month and won't let me continue without a password.


My password is "poontang."
 
2013-12-31 08:49:30 AM  
It put me in for Atlanta, GA, Oxford, MS, and San Antonio, TX.

I'm from Virginia, and have also lived in Florida, Arkansas, Tennessee, and (currently) Australia.  WTF
 
2013-12-31 08:51:15 AM  

gopher321: "Your browser is out of date.

Please update your browser to view this feature."


I'll...I'll just go and sit in the corner...

*sobs to himself*


Dude, nobody uses IE6 anymore.

It put me in Denver with a side of Chandler Arizona.  I spent 30 years in southern Idaho and the last 20 in Mississippi.
 
2013-12-31 08:52:22 AM  
I'm in northern Virginia but was placed in southern California. Most of my map is yellow though.
 
2013-12-31 08:53:19 AM  
Arlington, VA; New York, NY; and Durham, NC.

Not bad. I was born in New York (state, not city, but my family is from closer in) and where I currently live isn't far from Arlington. No clue where they're getting Durham from, though.
 
2013-12-31 08:55:01 AM  
Not even close, but I'm probably a freak. Irish parents, raised in Boston, lived (too long) in Florida, etc.
 
2013-12-31 08:55:22 AM  
Got my exact home town in SoCal, as well as two towns pretty close to me, even though I've been living in the Midwest for a decade. I took it while visiting family in California, though, so maybe my Valley Girl powers increase with proximity to the source.
 
2013-12-31 08:55:31 AM  
I was born in Houston, and that's one of my three cities (along with Austin and San Antonio), but I mainly grew up in Dallas, which was the next-reddest place after those three.
 
2013-12-31 08:55:33 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?

...

the devil is beating his wife...


Actually, I have heard that phrase in Louisiana to refer to raining when the sun's out.
 
2013-12-31 08:55:55 AM  
D.C./Richmond/Baltimore. I'm in Fairfax. Fairly precise; I grew up in more rural VA but have lived my adult life in the D.C. suburbs.
 
2013-12-31 08:56:08 AM  
Baltimore and Washington DC but with Lousiville KY thrown in.
How the hell did they do that?

/DC Beltway Babby.
 
2013-12-31 08:56:10 AM  

BizarreMan: Dude, nobody uses IE6 anymore.


Except in Asia, it seems, but even there, China is the only country with over 5% usage.

Still, China's figures are a whopping 22%: a figure that makes me want to go listen to Linkin Park.
 
2013-12-31 08:56:13 AM  
It gave me Reno, Colorado Springs and Orlando.

Nope, nope aaaand nope.
 
2013-12-31 08:56:23 AM  
got me perfectly. new york!
 
2013-12-31 08:56:27 AM  
I don't think there's a way for it to figure out if someone is from Oregon.
 
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