LIKE MANY yesterday, I got sucked in to taking this New York Times interactive quiz which afterward produces a map explaining the origins of your accent/dialect. My results were surprising — as they pointed to my parents origins and not the place I grew up — here in Los Angeles. It makes sense though how speech, word-choice and idiom are deeply influenced by home environment.
You can navigate here to take the quiz. Right now it takes a while for the map to come up due to high-traffic … as I said, I got sucked in — it’s an absorbing journey back home.