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January 31st, 2013, 07:41 AM
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My DS just posted this on FB. I've taken quizzes like this before, but they haven't been as accurate or have given as detailed results like this one. (Remember when this PR videotaped ourselves reading a list of words so we could hear each others accents ? )

My results ? American Northeast...north Jersey or NYC. The results said," If you are from NYC people could probably tell just by listening to you."

What American accent do you have?
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January 31st, 2013, 08:19 AM
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Your Result: The Midland

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.


....LOL. Um, I think if they heard me, they would have said Southern, for sure. Not like a Georgia-southern, or a Texas-southern, but definitely you'd know I was from the South.
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January 31st, 2013, 08:24 AM
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What American accent do you have? Your Result: The Inland North 86% 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."


Weird. I've lived the last 25 years in the south, and California before that. and carbonated drinks are coke.
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January 31st, 2013, 08:27 AM
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Your Result: The Midland

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

^^^^Ditto.
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January 31st, 2013, 08:55 AM
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What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The West

Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta
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January 31st, 2013, 09:45 AM
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The Inland North

Born & raised south of Chicago for 22 years, now in Michigan.

We called it pop growing up. I call it soda now because it sounds better.
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The Inland North 93%

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."

Yeah, I grew up in Minnesota and live in Wisconsin. Hard to get away from it... But I do call "pop" soda...
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January 31st, 2013, 10:49 AM
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The West! Makes sense since I'm a west coast gal.
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January 31st, 2013, 07:50 PM
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Midlands. Thank goodness...do you know how long it took me to get rid of the southern accent?! And now that I'm living in the "south," I hear it creeping back...
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January 31st, 2013, 08:27 PM
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I got..

Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta.


yeah...I grew up in Dallas, so that would be correct.
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January 31st, 2013, 09:04 PM
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Northeast 97%

Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak

I wouldn't have a clue what a Northeast accent sounds like lol
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February 1st, 2013, 05:41 AM
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"The West

Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta "

Sounds about right.
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February 1st, 2013, 09:12 AM
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I got Midland??? Weird because I'm born and raised in California and actually never traveled west of Nebraska.

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.
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I got North Central! Funny because I've never been.
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February 1st, 2013, 12:45 PM
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I got 96% "the west" even though I'm not American, lol.

I do live on the west coast of Canada, though.
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February 1st, 2013, 03:33 PM
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......who things "vague" sound like "bag" ???!????????
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February 1st, 2013, 03:49 PM
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......who things "vague" sound like "bag" ???!????????
I've heard people say bag like you pronounce vague. It may have been North Dakota?
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February 1st, 2013, 03:55 PM
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DH's brother's wife (from Iowa) pronounces bag like that.
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February 1st, 2013, 05:25 PM
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DH's brother's wife (from Iowa) pronounces bag like that.
I didn't realize anyone pronounced bag like vague . So, people in Iowa and North Dakota do ?

Interesting...
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February 1st, 2013, 05:32 PM
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I didn't realize anyone pronounced bag like vague . So, people in Iowa and North Dakota do ?

Interesting...
I've definitely heard this in the Dakotas! (South and North!) and western MN!
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