Latin vernaculus native, from verna slave born in the master's house, native
1 a: using a language or dialect native to a region or country rather than a literary, cultured, or foreign language b: of, relating to, or being a nonstandard language or dialect of a place, region, or country c: of, relating to, or being the normal spoken form of a language2: applied to a plant or animal in the common native speech as distinguished from the Latin nomenclature of scientific classification
— ver·nac·u·lar·ly adverb
Just in case you weren't sure, I'm apparently a bit of a Yankee. I find myself living in the south these days and I'm rather enjoying it, as I've said before. Though, it does appear that there are some words that I use that are just a little silly to these southerners. Things like sliver (splinter) and pop (soda). Apparently, crayons has 2 syllables and caramel has 3. I'm learning more and more of this southern tongue, but I'll probably always have more oatmeal in my pantry than grits.
All that said, I'd like to reveal the results of this fancy little quiz, just to prove that I'm quite possibly capable of playing for both teams!
You Are 50% Yankee, 50% Dixie
You're a pretty even split of Yankee and Dixie. You've probably traveled around a lot in your life.
Moreover, I blame the midwest! ;-)
Your Linguistic Profile:
55% General American English
20% Upper Midwestern