but it is pretty silly compared to the US version.
I’d say they’re both about equally frothweight...... Both quizzes are designed for particular populations, US and UK respectively. If you feed in irrelevant data, of course you’ll get meaningless results.
Let’s see how the quizzes respond to a mongrel --- born and brought up largely in non-English speaking countries, by parents each with a different native language (one of them, Merseyside English) --- who has spent the last several decades of his life in a country whose native language is a far cry from English:
1) I did the US quiz twice, at an interval of about 10 days. The first time it placed me in Grand Rapids, Michigan; the second time in Montgomery, ALA, and Raleigh, NC.
2) The US quiz did, at least, let me answer “I have no word for….”. The UK quiz allowed me this reply only once, and for the rest, insisted I answer with one of the options it offered. It placed me (hold your breaths!) “Spectacularly South-East”.
GI --- GO.
Note: from now on, I’ll be thinking of languagehat as “the valiant Cornishman”, or alternatively (allowing a degree or two of latitude), as A Shropshire Lad.