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Where Were You Born? This Site Knows. (USA only)

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posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 03:56 PM
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Completely off. It decided I was from Michigan; I've been there once or twice for a day or two. Apparently based on "pop," which, I'm sorry, is a lot more prevalent than they claim, and "Devil's Night." Well, I don't really have a word for it, but I've heard of it. It used to be called "clothesline night," but I suppose that has no meaning in the 21st century. "Drier night" just doesn't cut it. I couldn't believe how much blue was there for the words for where I really did grow up--Seattle.

I actually corresponded with one of the principles of this study some time ago over the phrase, "Wanna go with?" which is, I believe, peculiar to the Northwest for "Do you want to come along?" as in come along on a shopping trip or errand. My mother (born 1914, grew up in Gunnison, Colorado) would just shudder at this and complain vociferously.

Anyone else familiar with this term?




posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 05:04 PM
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The first time I took it was only close in that it picked the south. But in reading some replies I noticed people commenting on words that weren't in the questions I answered. So I took it again. Its closer but not in the state I was born in. It did pick the state I've lived in since 1975.



posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 05:20 PM
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Oh man we say wanna go with all the time down the coast from Pac Nwest i know exactly what you mean. Shoot my roommate just uttered that phrase last night as he was headed to the casino lol



posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 05:20 PM
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Mine was wrong but I wasn't born in the US so I did it to see if it knew where I lived. Apparently I'm from boston or Alaska . Never been to either.



posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 05:26 PM
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schuyler

I actually corresponded with one of the principles of this study some time ago over the phrase, "Wanna go with?" which is, I believe, peculiar to the Northwest for "Do you want to come along?" as in come along on a shopping trip or errand. My mother (born 1914, grew up in Gunnison, Colorado) would just shudder at this and complain vociferously.

Anyone else familiar with this term?


I'm not sure what you mean, but yes I would say 'You , "Wanna go with?" Me to that thing tomorrow?'. Saying want to come along is a bit oldish to me.

Edit: I didn't get that question
edit on 24-2-2014 by violet because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 05:27 PM
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Well, it didn't guess where I was born (Erie, Pa) but, I was only born there and never really lived there. It did pick up on where my family is from (Pittsburgh) and where I live now.



I think yinz and hoagie gave me away.



posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 05:41 PM
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It had no idea other than im from the south because of "Y'all"

i avoid the use of regional terms for the most part though
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posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 05:54 PM
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Well mine wasn't very accurate but then again I've lived all over the country. Both East and West coast *couple of decades* on each not to mention the Pacific Northwest...



posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 06:06 PM
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violet
I'm not sure what you mean, but yes I would say 'You , "Wanna go with?" Me to that thing tomorrow?'. Saying want to come along is a bit oldish to me.


"Wanna go with?" has no subsequent words, which would nullify the phrase. The way it is said is like this: "I'm going to the grocery store. Wanna go with?" In this case "with" and "along" are synonyms. It is technically correct in terms of their definition, but, of course, is ending with a preposition, up with which you should not put.



posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 06:17 PM
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Some people in the UK use that expression, with the emphasis on WITH, like, '''I am going out tonight, come WITH!''



posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 07:37 PM
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I was born in NE Kansas, so when it picked out Lincoln and Omaha, NE, and Des Moines, IA, it wasn't far off. Like probably quite a few others, pop gave me up.



posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 09:18 PM
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Yes, I am familiar with "wanna go with?" Drives the hubby nuts, asks me to finish my sentence.
I also say Hella.

I got Modesto (yuck) Bakersfield (yuck) and Fresno (Yuck) But I am from the general area but a little farther north of Modesto.

My hubby took it and it was right on the money for him.



posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 09:49 PM
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It got the general area correct but not my city that I have lived in my entire life.



posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 10:30 PM
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Has anyone tried to take this test using an ISP spoofer? I ask because so many people including myself were pinpointed
right down to the exact towns or very close by.
The three places it listed for me were also three places that route all my ISPs traffic so maybe it is just coincidence but it got me to thinking maybe this test is just a trick and gets your location by a simple lookup of your IP number.
I want to believe it is real but damn that pinpointed me to my town in WI.
I will try it again using all wrong answers and see what town it gives me..

Edit: Tried answering randomly and it did indeed pick a different location but still not far away from where I live lol.
edit on 2/24/2014 by darklife because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 10:56 PM
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The questions must differ. It never asked me about soda/pop.



posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 10:57 PM
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darklife
Has anyone tried to take this test using an ISP spoofer? I ask because so many people including myself were pinpointed
right down to the exact towns or very close by.
The three places it listed for me were also three places that route all my ISPs traffic so maybe it is just coincidence but it got me to thinking maybe this test is just a trick and gets your location by a simple lookup of your IP number.
I want to believe it is real but damn that pinpointed me to my town in WI.
I will try it again using all wrong answers and see what town it gives me..

Edit: Tried answering randomly and it did indeed pick a different location but still not far away from where I live lol.
edit on 2/24/2014 by darklife because: (no reason given)
I think you may be right.

I tried that. Different results.
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posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 11:53 PM
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darklife
Has anyone tried to take this test using an ISP spoofer? I ask because so many people including myself were pinpointed
right down to the exact towns or very close by.
The three places it listed for me were also three places that route all my ISPs traffic so maybe it is just coincidence but it got me to thinking maybe this test is just a trick and gets your location by a simple lookup of your IP number.
I want to believe it is real but damn that pinpointed me to my town in WI.
I will try it again using all wrong answers and see what town it gives me..

Edit: Tried answering randomly and it did indeed pick a different location but still not far away from where I live lol.
edit on 2/24/2014 by darklife because: (no reason given)


My husband and I were born in 2 different states and do not currently live in either one of those states. No where close and the results were spot on with him and very close, with in a couple hours drive, for me.



posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 03:22 AM
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Looks like my New England dad and grandparents corrupted (improved?) my Florida upbringing.



posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 05:56 AM
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Close but not quite. About a state or two away from being accurate for me.



posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 10:06 AM
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Pegged me right to my city. I figured it was just reading my IP address, so I did it a second time and just threw out random answers and it came out way different. So, it seems that it legitimately goes by how you pronounce or refer to stuff.



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