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Which language best suits you?

Written By: daveski on October 15, 2010 4 Comments

Well, since Youki and Usree lured me into this quiz on Facebook, i thought I’d post it here because, well, I don’t know if you want to let yet another Facebook app access all of your personal information. If you’re on Facebook, that is. And we should be able to talk about these things off of Facebook too, for crying out loud!

I also wanted to post this here because I think it’s an interesting question, and maybe even better open-ended than calculated by some mysterious algorithm that cranks out a language result (major Western European languages are the only ones I’ve seen so far on Facebook by the way–surprise, surprise!) from your response to a bunch of pretty arbitrary multiple-choice questions like this:

Which colour best describes you?

  • White
  • Lime green
  • Pink
  • Dark Green
  • Brown
  • Orange

When was the last time you laughed?

  • 3-4 days ago
  • Less than a day ago
  • 1-2 days ago
  • More than a month ago
  • 1 week ago
  • 5-7 days ago

Which animal best describes your personality?

  • Wolf
  • Duck
  • Pig
  • Cow
  • Bear
  • Goose

What is your favourite kind of weather?

  • Dark and raining
  • Thunderstorm
  • Sunny but cold
  • Cloudy and mildly warm
  • Sunny but not too hot
  • Sunny and hot

Bonus points if you’re laughing already! These are just some of the questions, but you probably get the idea. So, without further ado, and without limitations…

Which language best suits you?

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4 Responses to “Which language best suits you?”

  1. mustikka on: 15 October 2010 at 10:56 pm

    I’m French – and quite happy with the result!

  2. Usree Bhattacharya on: 28 October 2010 at 9:12 am

    I’m French too…ha!

  3. daveski on: 29 October 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Hm, why am I not (too) surprised? But do you think you can actually tell what language suits you from these–or ANY–questions? Do languages have personalities? (and how many languages do you think this Facebook app had in the hopper to start with?!?)

    Usree Bhattacharya Reply:

    Ha, I think the quiz tells us wayyyy more about the quiz creator than anything about us. The weirdest question was the color one-how on EARTH does that help?

    I’m betting the person started with 2 languages, expanded to six?

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