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I am a native speaker of American English, as spoken in the New England region (Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Rhode Island).

I am also somewhat familiar with the dialects of the American South and Midwest. Having traveled to the United Kingdom a few times, I can usually understand British English, provided it is fairly standard.


Jan
21
comment Is it “after 9-hour drive” or “after 9 hour drive”?
@Robusto - I'm an American, and I find this odd. Although it could be that the hyphen is being dropped in informal usage (IME) in the same way that email lost its hyphen a few years back. Formally, you are, of course, correct. At least until folks get tired of typing hyphens... :-)
Jan
21
comment Is it “after 9-hour drive” or “after 9 hour drive”?
@Robusto - Maybe it's just me, but I wouldn't have included the hyphen. Is this a British vs. American difference?
Jan
21
answered Is the noun “liar” considered offensive? Would it be offensive to use it with a proven liar?
Jan
10
comment What are the abbreviations most commonly used on the Internet?
@jae - I prefer the "F" to stand for "flimsy" since most of them (IME) never completely cover the topic I am looking for right then.
Dec
11
awarded  Quorum
Nov
9
answered How to express a group suggestion? “I would like for us all to …”
Oct
28
answered Pronunciation of “often”
Oct
26
comment What's the origin of Pig Latin?
@Kosmonaut - I never knew that even Pig Latin had dialects. Thanks for the info!
Oct
22
answered “Today in history”
Oct
19
answered What's the origin of Pig Latin?
Oct
19
comment What's the origin of Pig Latin?
Shouldn't "Youay" be "Ouyay"?
Oct
11
comment Prepositions used with “Home”
Happy to help out.
Oct
8
answered Prepositions used with “Home”
Oct
3
answered Should I use 'or' or 'nor'?
Sep
23
comment “Anxious to” versus “eager to”
@Steve - I would understand "I'm keen to" and it would still sound more correct to me than "I'm anxious to" when the speaker is looking forward to the experience rather than dreading it.
Sep
22
answered “Anxious to” versus “eager to”
Sep
21
awarded  Enthusiast
Sep
18
revised What is the meaning of “to look like a square”?
edited tags
Sep
17
comment Is there a real difference between “null” and “zero”?
@mmyers #typedef void NULL will certainly make NULL mean void in a programming context, so the programming analogy really isn't that useful.
Sep
15
comment How to pronounce New Orleans
From an anthropological perspective, however, pronounce it like the locals when actually in New Orleans, or you may be frequently asked, "You aren't from around here, are you?". Of course, if you're speaking with a non-local accent, the pronunciation of the city is not what will first give you away to the locals.