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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:39 AM

What American accent do you have?

http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_american_accent_do_you_have

Me:

Your Result: The Midland

100%

"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.

Yes, I do!

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Reply What American accent do you have? (Original post)
MrScorpio Feb 2013 OP
NightWatcher Feb 2013 #1
Honeycombe8 Feb 2013 #5
NightWatcher Feb 2013 #6
Honeycombe8 Feb 2013 #7
Honeycombe8 Feb 2013 #2
HarveyDarkey Feb 2013 #3
Denninmi Feb 2013 #4
MrMickeysMom Feb 2013 #8
littlemissmartypants Feb 2013 #9
pokerfan Feb 2013 #10
Mnpaul Feb 2013 #11
fizzgig Feb 2013 #12
DearHeart Feb 2013 #13
aint_no_life_nowhere Feb 2013 #14
Xyzse Feb 2013 #15
TrogL Feb 2013 #16
mnhtnbb Feb 2013 #24
laundry_queen Feb 2013 #75
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2013 #17
mokawanis Feb 2013 #18
Bucky Feb 2013 #19
mwdem Feb 2013 #20
RebelOne Feb 2013 #55
In_The_Wind Feb 2013 #21
steve2470 Feb 2013 #22
sarge43 Feb 2013 #23
AverageJoe90 Feb 2013 #25
Socal31 Feb 2013 #26
avebury Feb 2013 #27
struggle4progress Feb 2013 #28
Callmecrazy Feb 2013 #29
darkangel218 Feb 2013 #30
Wounded Bear Feb 2013 #31
tavernier Feb 2013 #32
Gorp Feb 2013 #33
baldguy Feb 2013 #34
bunnies Feb 2013 #35
alarimer Feb 2013 #36
bluedigger Feb 2013 #37
patricia92243 Feb 2013 #38
supernova Feb 2013 #39
rrneck Feb 2013 #40
antiquie Feb 2013 #41
annabanana Feb 2013 #42
SwissTony Feb 2013 #43
liberaltrucker Feb 2013 #44
ashling Feb 2013 #45
LiberalEsto Feb 2013 #46
RebelOne Feb 2013 #60
LiberalEsto Feb 2013 #61
SteveG Feb 2013 #70
femmocrat Feb 2013 #47
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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:44 AM

1. Midland 95%, West 76%, South 62%....from South Georgia

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:48 AM

5. The results give only one area result. How did you get 3, & they total over 100%? nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:50 AM

6. Maybe it was an odds thing, but it broke it down

The Midland 95%

76%The West

62%The South

44%Boston

41%The Inland North

39%North Central

33%Philadelphia

27%The Northeast

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:56 AM

7. I changed my results post. Looks like it gives a probability %. If so, it caught my southern roots.

And was pretty accurate.

It says I'm Midland 90%, southern 88%. This is somewhat accurate in how people react to my accent...sometimes they can't tell right away I'm southern, and ask where I'm from...I don't have a distinguishable accent at first. But THEN when I say a bit more, they can tell I'm southern. I think it's the "I"...that unusual drawling "I" that we southerners have...and sometimes a soft "R."

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:46 AM

2. It says I'm Midland 90%, but the graph below says Southern 88%? What does that mean?

I am from the deep south. A big part of a southern accent is the pronunciation of the "I" vowel, and the "R" consonant. Neither of those was included. ????

I don't know what the graph below the results means. Are those secondary results? If so, it caught my southern roots...it says "southern....88%"

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:47 AM

3. I got the same thing

 

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:47 AM

4. Very interesting.

Not surprising to me, I got:


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

100%
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."

80%The Midland

76%The Northeast

73%Philadelphia

65%The South

33%The West

19%Boston

15%North Central

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:05 AM

8. Inland North...

Though, I have to tell you, I do have a good radio voice.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:07 AM

9. LOL...

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: Philadelphia

100%
Your accent is as Philadelphian as a cheesesteak! If you're not from Philadelphia, then you're from someplace near there like south Jersey, Baltimore, or Wilmington. if you've ever journeyed to some far off place where people don't know that Philly has an accent, someone may have thought you talked a little weird even though they didn't have a clue what accent it was they heard.

90%The Midland

81%The South

78%The Inland North

73%The Northeast

25%Boston

25%The West

8%North Central

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:25 AM

10. 83% Midland

80% North Central
72% The West
55% Boston
53% The Inland North
30% Philadelphia
30% The South
23% The Northeast

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:29 AM

11. I speak Minnesotan

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:30 AM

12. 100% west, no shocker there

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.

i've lived in colorado my whole life, no real accent to speak of

95% the midland

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:33 AM

13. Inland North

Your Result: The Inland North

100%

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."

I do call carbonated drinks "pop"...been told we speak through our noses.

80%
The Midland
76%
The Northeast
73%
Philadelphia
65%
The South
33%
The West
19%
Boston
15%
North Central

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:36 AM

14. Boston accent? I had no idea

My dad was in the Air Force and I was born on a military base abroad, but I grew up living all over the place, mostly down south in Arkansas, Texas, and Georgia. My dad was from Arkansas and my mom from France with a thick French accent. I've never even been to New England. I guess we never quite realize how other people see us, or hear us.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:48 AM

15. 100% Philadelphia

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: Philadelphia

100%

Your accent is as Philadelphian as a cheesesteak! If you're not from Philadelphia, then you're from someplace near there like south Jersey, Baltimore, or Wilmington. if you've ever journeyed to some far off place where people don't know that Philly has an accent, someone may have thought you talked a little weird even though they didn't have a clue what accent it was they heard.

On the first one, on the 2nd one. Which they "refined", though the last question is confusing.
http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_american_accent_do_you_really_have

What American accent do you really have?
Your Result: Mid-Atlantic

87%

You have the accent of Philadelphia, south Jersey, and Baltimore. Everyone around there knows what a Philly accent is but not enough outsiders can ever recognize it.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:00 AM

16. How in hell?? I got The Inland North

I actually grew up in Niagara Falls Canada, but that's within TV distance of Buffalo N.Y. so I ended up listening to mostly US TV and picked up the accent.


And yes, I call it "pop".

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Response to TrogL (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:15 AM

24. I got the Inland North 100%, too. Followed by the Midland 80% the Northeast 76% Philadelphia 73%

Born in Manhattan, grew up in Jersey, moved to California as a teenager. Lived in Missouri and Nebraska each for
6 years then moved to North Carolina when I was 49. NEVER lived in the Inland North and my parents
were both from California.

Have NO idea how this came out the way it did.

And I have NEVER called it "pop".

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Response to TrogL (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:14 AM

75. This Canadian

got 96% the west and 95% the midland. I grew up in western Canada. And I call it 'pop'

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:09 AM

17. The Inland North

That's kinda weird. I'm in NY and when my cousin from Colorado asked for "pop," nobody here knew what she was talking about...


What American accent do you have?
Your Result: 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."

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:19 AM

18. First time I got Midland 88%

second time I took the quiz I answered them all differently, for the hell of it, and got The South 86%.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:32 AM

19. Western 92%

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.


Dallas? What the fuck?! Dallas? I'm from Houston. Fuck you, test!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:43 AM

20. Philadelphia

I was born and raised in the South...go figure.

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Response to mwdem (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 02:19 PM

55. Same here.

I was born in Philadelphia and moved to Miami when I was 5 years old. Never did lose my accent.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 05:22 AM

21. 80% Southern

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The South
80%That's a Southern accent you've got there. You may love it, you may hate it, you may swear you don't have it, but whatever the case, we can hear it.



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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 05:43 AM

22. 100% West nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:02 AM

23. Inland North, 96%

Take the girl out of Michigan, can't take Michigan out of the girl.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:18 AM

25. From Texas originally, but apparently.....

My accent is pretty much a Midland one.

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

95%

"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.

(I was from a town just northeast of Dallas, btw.....)

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:24 AM

26. Generic newscaster.

Southern California is not full of surfers saying "Let's charge some waaaaaves dude!" Pretty neutral accent.

However, it is still an accent.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:38 AM

27. 96% The West

95% The Midland
75% Boston

21% Northeast

And I grew up and lived in the Northeast for most of my life before moving to the midwest for the last 16 years.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:27 AM

28. 90% Midland

87% Philly
78% Inland North
73% South
70% Northeast ...

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:55 AM

29. Midland for me...

I lived in Southern Nevada most of my life and now reside in South Florida, but my southern section ranked lowest.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:00 AM

31. Inland North....85%

I've never been to the Inland North.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:35 AM

32. The Inland North

with a high seventies nod to the south.

How did that happen? Well, I was raised in Michigan and moved to Florida thirty years ago, so they hit it right on the nose.

I used to say pop but haven't in years. It is soda in these here parts.

People in the south say I sound like a yankee. People in the north tell me I sound like a southerner.

Ya'll just can't figure me out and I get so confused!



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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:56 AM

33. Pennsyltucky

 

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 09:39 AM

34. Inland North 100%

With some Buffalonian notes.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 09:53 AM

35. 96% the west. But Ive always lived in NH.



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.


The rest:
The Midland 95%
Boston 75%
North Central 73%
The Inland North 33%
Philadelphia 27%
The South 27%
The Northeast 21% (WHAAA?)

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:28 AM

36. I got the same thing

But people say I have a combination Texas and southern accent.

I spent 15 years in Texas (and the whole pin and pen thing has rubbed off on me) and most of the rest of my life in the south.

So I have a mixed accent. One minute I sound like I have none, but then the Texas shows up.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:56 AM

37. 88% Boston

"You definitely have a Boston accent, even if you think you don't. Of course, that doesn't mean you are from the Boston area, you may also be from New Hampshire or Maine."

Ayuh, grew up in Maine.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:57 AM

38. Good grief - how wrong can they be. I have a southern accent you could cut with a knife. They said

the Northeast - NY, NJ, etc. NY'ers would laugh their head off if they could hear me speak.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:00 AM

39. Your Result: The South 80%

I don't really have much of a twang (thank my PA mother for that) but sometimes "pin" and "pen" can be indistinguishable.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:28 AM

40. Midland 90%. You gotta be kidding me.

"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."

I sound a lot like the guy on the right:



And since I don't live in the south any longer, when I get a little upset a sort of "southern Ricky Ricardo" thing happens and nobody can understand a word I say, which is probably for the best.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:46 AM

41. Silly

I was honest and I am Southern California bred, born and lived all except five years out of more than 60. Of course, there is parental influence.

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland 95%

"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.

69% The South
69% The West
48% The Inland North
40% Philadelphia
38% Boston
33% The Northeast
32% North Central

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:50 AM

42. Good God! 88% Boston. I haven't lived in NE

since 1965!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:08 PM

43. I'm Australian and have always been amazed by the diversity of American accents.

I believe greater NY has about 4 of its own. And the country has dozens if not hundreds of accents.

Australia and the USA are similar in geographical size. Our population is much smaller. But, it's hard to tell where an Aussie comes from. An Aussie from Sydney sounds pretty much like an Aussie from Adelaide. There are, of course a few local differences. Some of us pronounce the word "Mall" (as in Rundle Mall - Adelaide) as "Moll' while others rhyme it with "pal".

Any linguists who could explain the difference?

Edited to add: both countries are similar in terms of European involvement.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:24 PM

44. 88% The South

Why, yes, I'm from North Alabama.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:32 PM

45. This is just wrong

Waaay too simplified. Midland seems to be the default

Your Result: The Midland

88%

"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.

86%
The Inland North

85%
The South

64%
The Northeast

58%
Philadelphia

50%
The West

14%
Boston

9%
North Central


This is just wrong


It would be nice if it indicated what all these percentages mean, because I don't know about you, but I can't make these add up to 100%

maybe it has something to do with USA exceptionalism "our accents add up to so much more than anybody else's - USA! USA!"

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:43 PM

46. Northeast, 87% Philadelphia

which is strange because I've never even stayed overnight in the Philly area, just visited it a handful of times. Grew up in North Jersey, lived many years in Central Jersey and the past 22 years in the DC suburbs of Maryland.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #46)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:56 PM

60. A Philadelphia accent is totally different from a Jersey accent.

I have a Philadelphia accent, but grew up in South Florida since I was 5 years old. I have some relatives from Jersey and Philadelphia and their accents are not the same at all.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #60)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:58 PM

61. I agree. I think the test is inaccurate to some extent.

There is no possible way I could have a Philly accent. I lived within 42 miles of New York City for the first 38 years of my life, and in the Washington DC suburbs of Maryland for the past 22 years. A friend of mine who grew up not too far from me got the same result I did.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #46)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:26 PM

70. Same here

91% Northeast, 87% Philadelphia. I grew up in Wilmington, DE and have lived for the last 40 years in Southern DE. My dialect has been a bit corrupted.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:48 PM

47. The West -- 92%

Even though I speak fluent Pittsburghese. Yoy!

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #47)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:58 PM

53. Do you say "yins"?

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #53)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:05 PM

65. I try not to.

I pronounce it more like "yunz", but I try to avoid using it.

A nickname for that Pittsburgh accent is "Yinzer". LOL

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:54 PM

48. Fifth generation Californian with a 95% Midland accent

I guess I watch way to much television.

80%
The West

63%
Boston

59%
North Central

48%
The Inland North

40%
Philadelphia

38%
The South

33%
The Northeast

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:01 PM

49. Northeast 100%!!!

Philadelphia 87/Inland North 85

'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.'

FROM New York City, from 8years > Long Island, from college, midwest, from after that, back east to DC.

And, notwithstanding accent, have a terrible speaking voice!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:21 PM

50. 96% Southern.

Yee-haw! Dagnabbit! Do you crazy yankees really rhyme "bag" with "vague"?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:25 PM

51. Whaaaaaaat? Born in WI, moved to Houston from MI 4 years ago--89% Southern?

They have NOT assimilated me. Swear to Gawd, y'all.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:51 PM

52. Nailed me

Very accurate. I once picked up a hitchhiker who within a few sentences of conversation picked my neighborhood, blew me away. I grew up in the mid-atlantic area and had been living in Colorado for over 30 years at the time.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 02:02 PM

54. 96% the West

In other words, I have no accent.

Wahoo!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 02:23 PM

56. Pffttt- I don't have an accent, everyone else does!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:08 PM

57. quiz is bullshit.

I've lived all my life in Maine, as did my parents (one of whom is from way wayyy down east), and it scored me highest for Midland (95%) and lowest for Northeast (21%). WTF?

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Response to eShirl (Reply #57)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:12 PM

68. according to that quiz, Maine is probably lumped in with Boston

my grandparents in Maine have very similar accents to the stereotypical Boston one (ie they don't pronounce the letter r).

VERY different than the 'northeast' (aka NY) one that this quiz talks about.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:10 PM

58. The West. 96%

The midland 95%.

I would have said that tv and radio use "the west," as in "you don't have an accent." I would have thought that "the midland" would be quite a bit different than "the west."

Why? Because I was born in MO, and raised after the age of 7, in the west, where I absorbed that non-accent. I recognized the difference growing up, and can still pinpoint those differences when I hear them. They aren't that close. Unfortunately, I can remember constantly trying to correct my mother's pronunciations when I was a kid. To this day, at the age of 74, she tries not to say "worsh," but it comes out "wash" like "bash" instead of "wash" like "bosh." I still notice all those little differences in her speech, and in other relatives from KS and MO.

I was told, when I spent a few months in Atlanta, including my 5th birthday, that I had a "southern" accent for a bit when I got back home. It didn't last.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:52 PM

59. Guess I have a thoroughly American accent.


My Result: The West 96%

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.

95% The Midland

75% Boston

73% North Central

33% The Inland North

27% Philadelphia

27% The South

21% The Northeast

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:49 PM

62. 100% Northeast eom

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:07 PM

63. 95% West

 

This sounds about right for me. I'm from LA

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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:13 PM

64. 100% Philadelphia

No surprise, I am a 6th generation Philadelphian

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:05 PM

66. pretty accurate

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The 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.

87%Philadelphia

85%The Inland North

60%The Midland

58%The South

38%Boston

18%The West

2%North Central


ETA I am from the NYC suburbs, but was corrected if I ever spoke with a NY accent. I guess the words in this quiz would get me chewed out by my parents.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:07 PM

67. Northeast

http://www.gotoquiz.com/results/what_american_accent_do_you_have

Your Result: The Northeast

84%

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.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:22 PM

69. 80% The South. A-yah.

Got me.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:14 AM

71. 96% West. Accurate enough.

In actual practice, when I'm relaxing with people I've known for decades, my accent is a mild version of Suburban Angeleno Stoner, which itself is a mild version of SoCal Surfer Dude.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:19 AM

72. 98% West

Which is pretty accurate considering I've spent 41 of my 45 years on the west coast.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:27 AM

73. It says I'm Midland but I am solid west coast.

 

Of course I am tone deaf so a lot of people say I sound like an asshole.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:01 AM

74. 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."


No, I'm from Detroit. The Great Lakes are a bit of a drive from here.

Of course I call it "pop". What else would I call it? Sheesh!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:23 AM

76. My accent is "The lowest common denominator"

The West 96%


I don't know what the other 4% could be.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:17 AM

77. 100% Midland

And I've always heard that people from where I grew up don't have an accent...but I grew up in Nebraska (I would call it Midland, but apparently they don't)

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:29 AM

78. Pennsylvanians DO have an accent....Youse guys do!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:32 AM

79. I am from the DC area. So I speak with the same 'accent'

as most national news broadcasters.....none. Except for an occasional
slightly southern slip.
I moved to Pa 10 years ago and the lingo and accent is definitely different.

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