Dialects vary greatly from place to place.
This is true for many regions that speak the same language. Depending on where you’re from you’ll have your own set of slang, ways of talking and pronouncing words that you grew up hearing and using and that have become a part of who you are.
And if you grew up in Ireland or the UK, there is a wildly popular New York Times quiz that can figure out exactly which region you are from based on your dialect!
It’s called The British-Irish Dialect Quiz and after answering a series of question like whether you call your mother, auld one, mam, mum or mom, or if a small round piece of baked yeast dough is a roll, a teacake, a blah or a bun the quiz will predict exactly where you’re from.
Even if you are from another country this is a really fun quiz to take! It is a fun few minutes.
Do you live in Ireland or the UK? Have you taken The British-Irish Dialect Quiz? Did they get it right? Comment below.