Friday, January 19, 2007

I do not have an accent!!!

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Inland North
 

You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."

The Northeast
 
Philadelphia
 
The Midland
 
The South
 
Boston
 
The West
 
North Central
 
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

14 Comments:

At Friday, 19 January, 2007, Blogger LL said...

Oh contraire... I believe you do. ;)

It won't let me post my result in here though. Suffice it to say, I'm Western.

 
At Friday, 19 January, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think this quiz is entirely accurate. I have a slight southern accent, but this pegged me as "midland". It needed to ask stuff like "How many syllables does the word 'damn' have?" I'd say two, which makes me very southern. They could also ask how you say 'dog' (it's dawg down here). And "What do you call a carbonated beverage?" They are all cokes, no matter what the actual brand of flavor.

 
At Friday, 19 January, 2007, Anonymous Smed said...

I do think you DO have a slight Northern lilt...close to Canadian but not as nasal as Wisconsin.

 
At Friday, 19 January, 2007, Blogger trinamick said...

Do you say sorey instead of sorry? That's how I always identify Wisconsinites.

Western here, go figure.

 
At Friday, 19 January, 2007, Anonymous YouNameIt said...

I once told you that you have somewhat of a Boston accent, and this test appears to agree with me. ;-)

However, it also seems to be imperfect in some ways. It accurately pegs me as a very strong westerner, but, inexplicably, it also says I have a Boston accent (no way?), followed very closely by a North Central accent (quite possibly true, depending on what that is).

 
At Sunday, 21 January, 2007, Blogger Beth said...

I don't have an accent no matter what a quiz says.

 
At Monday, 22 January, 2007, Blogger Kathleen said...

LL - I'm sure you have an accent.

Fermi - To me the questions were obvious and that everybody would have the Inland Northern Accent (or whatever it is that I have).

Smed - Definitely closer to Canadian than Wisconsin.

Trina - I used to, but I don't anymore, same with dollar.

YouNameIt - You're the only person in the world who thinks I have even the slightest Boston accent, so I'm thinking you might be wrong.

 
At Tuesday, 23 January, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was The West - it said I didn't have an accent. yet some lady in California told me I had that "Colorado Accent." Whatever THAT is...

 
At Tuesday, 23 January, 2007, Blogger mr. schprock said...

I just did this, thanks to Lord Loser. Despite all my assertions to the contrary, it claims I have a Boston accent, even though I always, ALWAYS say my "r's."

 
At Tuesday, 23 January, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got Inland North, and that's pretty accurate.

 
At Wednesday, 24 January, 2007, Anonymous GoingLoopy said...

I got "midland", which is probably pretty accurate. There are some times I probably sound like a redneck, and others that I sound like a yankee...(This is what happens when you're raised by Yankee parents in the South and then move to redneck land.) It was funny, though, one summer I worked in the Chicago area and everyone I talked to on the phone told me I had an accent. I was polite enough not to inform them that *THEY* were the ones with accents... hehehe.

 
At Wednesday, 24 January, 2007, Blogger Flumadiddle said...

I'm the one that answered Inland North, but it posted as anonymous. What the heck? I am NOT anonymous.

 
At Thursday, 25 January, 2007, Blogger Heather said...

Argh! That anonymous comment about the CA lady knowing I was from CO was ME! Stupid Blogger! Gah!

 
At Wednesday, 21 February, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took it just for fun; But i'm Canadian, from Alberta; but I talk like I'm from Ontario cuz I go there lots; But Albertans actually talk slightly like people from Ontario; otherwise, it's just americanized; but with the slight bit of Ontario people; but I talk more like people from Ontario than most of my friends.

 

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