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A fun quiz that can tell where you come from has grabbed the internet

Within Britain and Ireland, an educated ear can make snap judgements based on dialect and accent alone, not necessarily in a good way. Try asking Twitter what this is:

Whether you believe it to be a barm cake, a bap or a cob says more about you than you’d imagine. With a database of information about regional choices of words, the New York Times can fairly accurately pinpoint where your roots are as long as they’re in the UK and Ireland.

Some of the questions are about pronunciation.

Including this absolute minefield.

There are several questions, like these, about which words or phrases you prefer.

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