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Do you have an accent?

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Take this quiz and see where your accent is from. I found it pretty interesting. It said I had a "midland" accent but since it mentioned it might be from Dallas, that's pretty close, having grown up in Amarillo, Texas.
 

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Never met a person without an accent. Mine came out Midland America.....

Take this quiz and see where your accent is from. I found it pretty interesting. It said I had a "midland" accent but since it mentioned it might be from Dallas, that's pretty close, having grown up in Amarillo, Texas.
 

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WOW! I can't believe being from the DC Metro/NoVA area and having lived in Milwaukee, that they got me dead on . . .

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."


My DC family/friends think I've been Midwesternized, and yet, the folks here think I speak funny and not like them!
 

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Pretty cool.

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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I have the "midland" accent. It's fun to read what accents other TUGGERS have.

Steve
 

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Well, that's incorrect.


Your Result: The Midland
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"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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WOW! I can't believe being from the DC Metro/NoVA area and having lived in Milwaukee, that they got me dead on . . .

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."


My DC family/friends think I've been Midwesternized, and yet, the folks here think I speak funny and not like them!

I, too am from the DC/NoVa area and got a result of the inland north, but I have never called carbonated drinks "pop". Always "soda" or "co cola". :)
 

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It says I have The Midland accent, then said mine is The West. I was born and raised on the West Coast and in Hawaii, so I guess that's about right. I've never been accused of having an accent, except once:

While in Sydney, Australia in 1980, I was in a downtown shop, talking with two girls who worked there. There were speaking with a typical, heavy Aussie accent, and I had a hard time understanding them. One asked me why I looked so confused, and I told her I was having trouble understanding because of her accent. Both girls laughed out loud, and one said, "Sorry, Mate, but YOU'RE the one with the accent!" We all got a chuckle over that one. So I guess accents are relative. :)

Dave
 

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Haha. Quiz claims my heritage to be Inland North.

I grew up in New York, north but not inland in any way. Well, maybe 5 miles inland.

Have lived in Maine, Boston, New York, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia & California. Have never lived in a state without an ocean attached.

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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'm guessing you would probably think I sound either

1. Australian
2. South African
3. British
 

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dead on

Island north. What most would refer to as the Minnesota accent. You are often mistaken for canadian.
Since I live about 70 miles from our northern friends, I would think that's about right.
 

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I didn't think it used the words that would determine a southern accent but it was correct. Living in Sun City HHI, we are in the minority with our southern accents. Even my Maine grandchildren correct my pronunciation at times. I think the southern accent sounds so fake when I hear it on tv or in a movie but I'm told that it is exactly how I speak. No problem with any accent as long as we use the tongue in love and joy!
 

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Ayuh...

"Boston accent, although you might actually be from New Hampshire or Maine"

I can't argue with that correct conclusion ---although I do take some exception to the suggestion of any possibility that I might be from New Hampshire.;)
 

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Canadians here so I didn't take the quiz but it always makes me laugh when Americans comment on my "accent." We get asked if we're English a lot.

When we took a six week vacation in "the States" a few years back, my mom said I came home with an "American accent."

LOL - I agree with the comment that accents are heard, not spoken.
 

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Wisconsin has the soda/pop line running through the middle of it. In the Madison area you'll hear both soda and pop.

Wisconsin also parks car IN ramps, has bubblers instead of drinking fountains (like Australia) and eats "bakery." We also call the strip of land between the street and sidewalk a "terrace."

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And of course it's pop you weirdos!;)
 
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Mine came out Midland. I've lived in the West all of my life.
 

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Very funny! My language is of course Dutch and not American but I took the quiz and scored a Northeast accent which is pretty much correct for the way Dutch people pronounce American English, I guess! ;)
 

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It nailed it! Madison, WI. ;)

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."

P.S. I do not have an accent. All the rest of you do though! :annoyed:
 
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