Originally uploaded by 7-how-7.
Speaking of the middle of the country, i couldn't resist the link to the Linguistic Profiler jjlook added earlier (my results are right below here, her results are farther/further down the page):
Your Linguistic Profile:
60% General American English
0% Upper Midwestern
some tough questions (kitty corner vs katty corner ?) and worth the 2 minutes it takes to trace your verbal ancestry (okay it doesn't do that at all but try it anyway...)
and finally - hopefully the last story you'll see here about the recently departed much discussed pope...with info that most media outlets have refused to cover...