Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Mon Apr 18 22:00:26 UTC 2005

On Apr 18, 2005, at 2:30 PM, Roger Shuy declares, about the blogthings
dialect quiz.

> ... It's a nutty test.

oh my goodness, yes.

on the How Normal Are You? test, i got the optimal score, 70%, just the
right degree of normal.  not really eccentric, but not just like
everybody else, either.  this is a truly bizarre result.

i took some version of the gender test a while back and came out 90%
feminine.  it's really a test for gender stereotyping, so when my lgbt
friends took the test, almost all the women tested as highly masculine
and almost all the men as highly feminine.  thus confirming, i suppose,
the folk idea that gay people are "really" cross-gendered.

arnold, a really normal yankee woman

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