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What American Accent Do You Have?

I don’t normally take these quizzes but this one intrigued me when I saw it on Deana’s blog. I just had to find out.

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 Midland
 
The Northeast
 
Philadelphia
 
The South
 
The West
 
Boston
 
North Central
 
What American accent do you have?
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In my defense, I am not from the Great Lakes region. I grew up in the Southern Tier of NY and still live about 13 miles from where I grew up.

2 thoughts on “What American Accent Do You Have?

  1. I think I did this once before.

    “”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.”

    Yeah. Maybe. Interestingly, the next bar down was South and colored almost entirely. That I’d believe.

    Born and raised Washingtonian. Mother’s family from West-by-God-Virginia. Heavy language use influence from my Dad’s side – all from the Richmond area. Lived a good while in Texas, have been with DH-from-WV nearly 30 years, and have been in north-western Virginia for 20 years.

    Yeah, I probably could be from anywhere.

    But you’d never mistake me for being from Boston.

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