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21. Neutral
It says I identify with the nation and not a region.

But I use an accent when I want to.
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  -Which American accent do you have? ? forty6  Dec-25-10 08:38 AM   #0 
  - Neutral  rucky   Dec-25-10 08:44 AM   #1 
  - Neutral  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Dec-25-10 08:44 AM   #2 
  - Me too.  lumberjack_jeff   Dec-25-10 09:26 AM   #31 
  - This neutral was also me and I was born overseas! :)  cascadiance   Dec-25-10 09:36 AM   #41 
  - Interesting and fun Thanks  newfie11   Dec-25-10 08:44 AM   #3 
  - Cool  Sherman A1   Dec-25-10 08:46 AM   #4 
  - Test says Midland and I'm from MA.  boston bean   Dec-25-10 08:46 AM   #5 
  - It thinks I'm western  proud2BlibKansan   Dec-25-10 08:47 AM   #6 
  - I'm from Virginia  BlackHoleSon   Dec-25-10 08:49 AM   #7 
  - Another online accent test I took  dixiegrrrrl   Dec-25-10 11:03 AM   #77 
  - My Ohio relatives always said "crick," too,  Blue_In_AK   Dec-26-10 06:04 PM   #190 
  - Same here,  dgibby   Dec-25-10 11:45 AM   #94 
  - Northern.  City Lights   Dec-25-10 08:49 AM   #8 
  - Northern, which makes sense (raised in Michigan) although...  MiddleFingerMom   Dec-25-10 08:50 AM   #9 
  - maybe you answered how you think things should be said, not how you say them  Motown_Johnny   Dec-25-10 11:17 AM   #88 
  - The "y'all" comes from a failure in the English language.  Kalyke   Dec-26-10 10:47 AM   #176 
  - Northeast...  a la izquierda   Dec-25-10 08:51 AM   #10 
  - South and I am from Georgia  elifino   Dec-25-10 08:52 AM   #11 
  - Northeastern...  delightfulstar   Dec-25-10 08:53 AM   #12 
  - Neutral  Cirque du So-What   Dec-25-10 08:54 AM   #13 
  - New Yorkese  Harry Hope   Dec-25-10 08:55 AM   #14 
  - Nootrle.  lonestarnot   Dec-25-10 08:56 AM   # 
  - Northeastern...  Cassandra   Dec-25-10 08:56 AM   #15 
  - Northern  etherealtruth   Dec-25-10 08:56 AM   #16 
  - wow. that couldn't have been more off.  cali   Dec-25-10 08:56 AM   #17 
  - Southern  Mudoria   Dec-25-10 08:57 AM   #18 
  - It's kind of amazing, right or wrong. Some of the questions were  forty6   Dec-25-10 09:01 AM   #19 
  - Odd.  Speck Tater   Dec-25-10 09:26 AM   #32 
  - They are perfect rhymes!  Chorophyll   Dec-25-10 09:39 AM   #44 
  - ~lol - I always say 'bother' like 'father.'  CrispyQ   Dec-25-10 09:30 AM   #36 
  - To all those who are asking, not just you....  forty6   Dec-25-10 09:43 AM   #46 
     - Those are pronounced the same too!  DireStrike   Dec-26-10 07:10 AM   #158 
     - Sounds more Canadian than Bostonian.  Kalyke   Dec-26-10 10:53 AM   #177 
  - I'm thinking it's a new england way of saying it, aye?  xor   Dec-25-10 10:12 AM   #60 
  - I do  Madam Mossfern   Dec-25-10 10:21 AM   #66 
  - I do.  The Backlash Cometh   Dec-25-10 11:46 AM   #95 
  - I always say bother like father. How do you say them?  Matariki   Dec-25-10 11:48 AM   #97 
  - And why not? They are pronounced identically!  WinkyDink   Dec-25-10 03:57 PM   #134 
  - Not necessarily  Spider Jerusalem   Dec-26-10 01:50 AM   #155 
  - Uh... How do you say them?  jberryhill   Dec-25-10 11:00 PM   #145 
     - Do you think mother and father sound alike  npk   Dec-26-10 07:43 AM   #162 
        - No  jberryhill   Dec-26-10 12:30 PM   #181 
  - Northern  Papillon   Dec-25-10 09:04 AM   #20 
  - When I was a little boy I most likely had a hodge-podge of accents.  elocs   Dec-25-10 10:05 AM   #56 
  - Neutral  freshwest   Dec-25-10 09:05 AM   #21 
  - western.  alphafemale   Dec-25-10 09:08 AM   #22 
  - Neutral. My accent is from North Miami but people often ask if Im from NYC.  bullimiami   Dec-25-10 09:14 AM   #23 
  - Nuetral  grahamhgreen   Dec-25-10 09:14 AM   #24 
  - Neutral. Born and raised in Georgia, but in Atlanta which is not so much Georgia.  onehandle   Dec-25-10 09:15 AM   #25 
  - Accurate for me (souothern). Keep in mind most of us have grown-up exposed to media  Cognitive_Resonance   Dec-25-10 09:17 AM   #26 
  - "You have a Northern accent. That could either be the Chicago/Detroit..."  Speck Tater   Dec-25-10 09:18 AM   #27 
  - Buffalo English  baldguy   Dec-25-10 09:24 AM   #28 
  - Great links!  CBHagman   Dec-26-10 08:51 AM   #168 
  - hmpf.  CitizenLeft   Dec-26-10 07:33 PM   #196 
  - Stupid quiz  SmileyRose   Dec-25-10 09:25 AM   #29 
  - Or do "pine tree" and "pantry" sound the same? nt  Speck Tater   Dec-25-10 09:28 AM   #33 
  - A bag or a sack for your groceries?  Matariki   Dec-25-10 11:49 AM   #98 
  - Those things are all VERY regional:)  SoCalDem   Dec-26-10 07:19 AM   #161 
  - Ya'll, I'm fixin to go put some coke in the buggie after I close the window & eat a hot dog.  Tx4obama   Dec-26-10 02:37 PM   #184 
  - Sagittarius /nt  jberryhill   Dec-25-10 09:26 AM   #30 
  - Got it right on: North Central. The "Minnesota" accent.  Brickbat   Dec-25-10 09:29 AM   #34 
  - same here. I'm in ND  blockhead   Dec-25-10 11:38 AM   #91 
  - I'm in the MN Arrowhead.  Brickbat   Dec-25-10 12:53 PM   #107 
     - likewise!  blockhead   Dec-25-10 01:33 PM   #113 
  - I got Northern  dflprincess   Dec-25-10 11:13 PM   #147 
  - Northeastern  MannyGoldstein   Dec-25-10 09:29 AM   #35 
  - Neutral  hobbit709   Dec-25-10 09:33 AM   #37 
  - Chicago and it is very obvious I have been told  NNN0LHI   Dec-25-10 09:34 AM   #38 
  - Sounds like my hubby and my MIL...  delightfulstar   Dec-25-10 06:38 PM   #138 
  - Michigan (heavily influenced by the proximity to Canada)  marmar   Dec-25-10 09:35 AM   #39 
  - Northeast.  Chorophyll   Dec-25-10 09:35 AM   #40 
  - Northern. But people always peg me as midwestern. n/t  Exilednight   Dec-25-10 09:36 AM   #42 
  - Northern accent - I live in Texas now but I grew up in Wisconsin. nt  TBF   Dec-25-10 09:37 AM   #43 
  - Neutral  AsahinaKimi   Dec-25-10 09:41 AM   #45 
  - For all of you interested in Accents, Here's a Youtube project going on...  forty6   Dec-25-10 09:45 AM   #47 
  - Northeastern  tilsammans   Dec-25-10 09:45 AM   #48 
  - Right, just people from da bronx, right???  elleng   Dec-25-10 11:07 AM   #78 
  - Western.  OnionPatch   Dec-25-10 09:46 AM   #49 
  - The test is so wrong  Sanity Claws   Dec-25-10 09:48 AM   #50 
  - Neutral, but I knew that. nt  Codeine   Dec-25-10 09:49 AM   #51 
  - Western  lunatica   Dec-25-10 09:54 AM   #52 
  - Northern  spinbaby   Dec-25-10 09:59 AM   #53 
  - Pittsburgh was on the Neutral map  Matariki   Dec-25-10 11:50 AM   #99 
  - Northern, which would be exactly correct since I am from Wisconsin.  elocs   Dec-25-10 10:00 AM   #54 
  - Nuetral  RegieRocker   Dec-25-10 10:03 AM   #55 
  - Northern (Chicago area born/raised/current)  rosesaylavee   Dec-25-10 10:09 AM   #57 
  - Northern (nt)  Autumn Colors   Dec-25-10 10:09 AM   #58 
  - Mine is the English South African American accent  DavidDvorkin   Dec-25-10 10:10 AM   #59 
  - Did the test tell you that? I'm just curious, because  forty6   Dec-25-10 10:14 AM   #61 
     - No, I didn't  DavidDvorkin   Dec-25-10 10:50 AM   #72 
        - Sorry, didn't mean to offend. AND It's true, all Americans are  forty6   Dec-25-10 11:11 AM   #81 
           - I wasn't offended. Sorry if I gave that impression.  DavidDvorkin   Dec-25-10 11:39 AM   #92 
  - From some of the results here, I guess the test is better at  forty6   Dec-25-10 10:16 AM   #62 
  - Wonder about how they responded.  elleng   Dec-25-10 11:10 AM   #80 
  - Northern  handmade34   Dec-25-10 10:19 AM   #63 
  - Northeastern  Madam Mossfern   Dec-25-10 10:19 AM   #64 
  - Sucker!!!  elleng   Dec-25-10 11:12 AM   #82 
  - Quiz says I've got a Southern accent.  Harry Monroe   Dec-25-10 10:20 AM   #65 
  - OMG!  Madam Mossfern   Dec-25-10 10:26 AM   #68 
  - Not a surprise  Concordia   Dec-26-10 09:02 AM   #170 
  - It says mines neutral  DefenseLawyer   Dec-25-10 10:24 AM   #67 
  - Martian!!! WTF?  Tom_Foolery   Dec-25-10 10:31 AM   #69 
  - Northern "accent"  pipi_k   Dec-25-10 10:43 AM   #70 
  - Northern  mrmpa   Dec-25-10 10:43 AM   #71 
  - Neutral  donheld   Dec-25-10 10:51 AM   #73 
  - Western  Andy823   Dec-25-10 10:56 AM   #74 
  - Northeastern, y'all!!!  elleng   Dec-25-10 10:57 AM   #75 
  - Western. which makes sense, since I was born on the West Coast.  dixiegrrrrl   Dec-25-10 11:00 AM   #76 
  - Mid-Atlantic  treestar   Dec-25-10 11:10 AM   #79 
  - it got me right, Chicago/ Detroit/ Cleveland/ Buffalo aka Northern accent  Motown_Johnny   Dec-25-10 11:15 AM   #83 
  - Neutral, which makes sense because as a Navy brat, I grew up on Naval Air Stations all over the US  11 Bravo   Dec-25-10 11:16 AM   #84 
  - Neutral  Richard D   Dec-25-10 11:16 AM   #85 
  - Neutral.  Parker CA   Dec-25-10 11:17 AM   #86 
  - Neutral but I have a pronounced N Central Texas twang that is destinctive  Marnie   Dec-25-10 11:17 AM   #87 
  - The quiz said the same thing about me,  susanr516   Dec-25-10 03:39 PM   #131 
  - lol I got Western. I live in Iowa.  AmandaMae   Dec-25-10 11:22 AM   #89 
  - Western  Zebedeo   Dec-25-10 11:30 AM   #90 
  - This is freakie.  The Backlash Cometh   Dec-25-10 11:42 AM   #93 
  - I moved constantly growing up  Skittles   Dec-27-10 12:15 AM   #203 
  - That was pretty accurate.  Matariki   Dec-25-10 11:47 AM   #96 
  - Northern.  Lucian   Dec-25-10 11:51 AM   #100 
  - Did anyone get a Northwest result?  Matariki   Dec-25-10 11:52 AM   #101 
  - Neutral  HarveyDarkey   Dec-25-10 11:58 AM   #102 
  - Nothern....  ohheckyeah   Dec-25-10 12:00 PM   #103 
  - Southern, though a lot of people from here think I *must* come from the north  TheKentuckian   Dec-25-10 12:11 PM   #104 
  - Mostly Bostonian. nt.  bluestate10   Dec-25-10 12:14 PM   #105 
  - Mine is Western, which is plain dumb since I'm a born, raised, and lifelong Yinzer.  Bunny   Dec-25-10 12:51 PM   #106 
  - Either very accurate or very inaccurate...  devils chaplain   Dec-25-10 01:00 PM   #108 
  - I'm neutral but it states that I could have moved  Cleita   Dec-25-10 01:02 PM   #109 
  - Why was Yinz not a choice?  The Hitman   Dec-25-10 01:06 PM   #110 
  - Northeastern.  name not needed   Dec-25-10 01:13 PM   #111 
  - Neutral  Rob H.   Dec-25-10 01:25 PM   #112 
  - Neutral. NO WAY.  southerncrone   Dec-25-10 01:43 PM   #114 
  - Western, which I am.  stevedeshazer   Dec-25-10 01:45 PM   #115 
  - Northeastern.  surrealAmerican   Dec-25-10 01:47 PM   #116 
  - Western  Lucinda   Dec-25-10 01:51 PM   #117 
  - Neutral  Irishonly   Dec-25-10 02:02 PM   #118 
  - western. they are right. and that was fun. thanks. nt  seabeyond   Dec-25-10 02:09 PM   #119 
  - Mid West / Neutral  B Calm   Dec-25-10 02:13 PM   #120 
  - Northern....  WCGreen   Dec-25-10 02:15 PM   #121 
  - I'm northern  mcar   Dec-25-10 02:47 PM   #122 
  - I'm From CA...  WiffenPoof   Dec-25-10 02:50 PM   #123 
  - It says neutral, but my accent is VERY southern  WillYourVoteBCounted   Dec-25-10 02:54 PM   #124 
  - Western  sakabatou   Dec-25-10 02:56 PM   #125 
  - Neutral - I always knew I didn't have an accent! My parents were from Boston  gateley   Dec-25-10 03:04 PM   #126 
  - Neutral. Lived most of my life in NE but born and raised in Texas.  CTyankee   Dec-25-10 03:16 PM   #127 
  - What's the neutral way to pronounce "stalk"?  Orangepeel   Dec-25-10 03:24 PM   #128 
  - Nailed me cold for a Northeastern/NYC accent  alcibiades_mystery   Dec-25-10 03:25 PM   #129 
  - I got neutral  WolverineDG   Dec-25-10 03:32 PM   #130 
  - It thinks I am 'north central'.  bengalherder   Dec-25-10 03:44 PM   #132 
  - Bwah! This Eastern-PA'er is "Western"! (P.S. "Bag" and "Vague"?!)  WinkyDink   Dec-25-10 03:56 PM   #133 
  - "Which American accent do you have? Southern"  Number23   Dec-25-10 05:48 PM   #135 
  - This thread got more responses than I would have imagined ! Thanks!  forty6   Dec-25-10 06:31 PM   #136 
  - Mid-Atlantic. Also known as the "Philadelphia" accent.  MrSlayer   Dec-25-10 06:32 PM   #137 
  - north central  Cutatious   Dec-25-10 07:03 PM   #139 
  - Neutral--How about that?  CaliforniaPeggy   Dec-25-10 08:50 PM   #140 
  - "Neutral" and on the money (per the answer)  salin   Dec-25-10 08:58 PM   #141 
  - Neutral, and I've lived in California all my life.  Lionel Mandrake   Dec-25-10 10:00 PM   #142 
  - Mid-Atlantic  SteveG   Dec-25-10 10:01 PM   #143 
  - North Central. I'm Minnesotan.  Odin2005   Dec-25-10 10:03 PM   #144 
  - western  shanti   Dec-25-10 11:03 PM   #146 
  - Northern  krispos42   Dec-25-10 11:23 PM   #148 
  - Northern: Chicago/ Detroit/ Cleveland/ Buffalo  Scout   Dec-25-10 11:27 PM   #149 
  - Northeastern NY  Rosa Luxemburg   Dec-25-10 11:33 PM   #150 
  - Neutral-- correct  Lady President   Dec-25-10 11:37 PM   #151 
  - Western  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Dec-26-10 01:31 AM   #152 
  - western ... makes sense since I'm a native Californian  proud patriot   Dec-26-10 01:46 AM   #153 
  - It says "Northeastern".  Spider Jerusalem   Dec-26-10 01:48 AM   #154 
  - Northern  trackfan   Dec-26-10 02:04 AM   #156 
  - Neutral  eridani   Dec-26-10 03:12 AM   #157 
  - Northern. I'm from New York but my mom is from upstate.  DireStrike   Dec-26-10 07:12 AM   #159 
  - Totally Neutral... via KS, FL, Panama, WY, IN, CO, NM, CA  SoCalDem   Dec-26-10 07:17 AM   #160 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-26-10 07:49 AM   #163 
  - Are you English? If not, I wonder how you got THAT one! n/t  forty6   Dec-26-10 08:20 AM   #164 
  - This Englishman got told he has a Northeastern accent! nt  mwooldri   Dec-26-10 12:40 PM   #182 
     - Do you think Northeastern U.S. Accents are closest to any English  forty6   Dec-27-10 07:55 AM   #206 
  - The quiz says neutral..  sendero   Dec-26-10 08:29 AM   #165 
  - Oh dang I just got shocked! Southern!  nc4bo   Dec-26-10 08:37 AM   #166 
  - Northeastern, which is wholly accurate in my case.  CBHagman   Dec-26-10 08:46 AM   #167 
  - Neutral here  Concordia   Dec-26-10 08:53 AM   #169 
  - Neutral  Sienna86   Dec-26-10 09:04 AM   #171 
  - Mine came up "Western". I was born and raised in SW Missouri, almost on  Arkansas Granny   Dec-26-10 09:49 AM   #172 
  - Western. Yet , I've never even visited the western part of  Little Star   Dec-26-10 09:59 AM   #173 
  - Mid Atlantic....  Desertrose   Dec-26-10 10:23 AM   #174 
  - Neutral, as well.  Kalyke   Dec-26-10 10:41 AM   #175 
  - Western  Bennyboy   Dec-26-10 10:58 AM   #178 
  - Western/neutral nt  LWolf   Dec-26-10 11:10 AM   #179 
  - North Central. Am I the first one?  Zoeisright   Dec-26-10 11:14 AM   #180 
  - Neutral...I guess my Montanan accent disappeared  rustydog   Dec-26-10 01:58 PM   #183 
  - Neutral.  Manifestor_of_Light   Dec-26-10 05:21 PM   #185 
  - Neutral - which fits  AC_Mem   Dec-26-10 05:51 PM   #186 
  - It says Southern, but non-southerners who  LuvNewcastle   Dec-26-10 05:59 PM   #187 
  - Neutral.  Blue_In_AK   Dec-26-10 06:01 PM   #188 
  - I say neutral with southern tinges here and there...  Phentex   Dec-26-10 06:03 PM   #189 
  - Northeastern, of course!  NYC Liberal   Dec-26-10 06:06 PM   #191 
  - Northern, which is kind of weird  NoPasaran   Dec-26-10 06:15 PM   #192 
  - Western. I suppose that's accurate.  Quantess   Dec-26-10 06:27 PM   #193 
  - NE  mitchtv   Dec-26-10 06:29 PM   #194 
  - Neutral - they nailed me, I'm from Cleveland.  CitizenLeft   Dec-26-10 07:26 PM   #195 
  - A Neutral from Long Island...  JHB   Dec-26-10 07:35 PM   #197 
  - "Neutral" - FAIL!  Swamp Rat   Dec-26-10 09:54 PM   #198 
  - Neutral. No surprise there, as I moved around a lot, growing up. n/t  gkhouston   Dec-26-10 10:07 PM   #199 
  - Neutral  Terry in Austin   Dec-26-10 11:46 PM   #200 
  - Mid-Atlantic. I grew up in Philadelphia, so I guess that's appropriate  tishaLA   Dec-27-10 12:07 AM   #201 
  - neutral  Skittles   Dec-27-10 12:14 AM   #202 
  - Neutral  DearAbby   Dec-27-10 12:27 AM   #204 
  - Northern (Chicago born and raised)  Hawkowl   Dec-27-10 12:36 AM   #205 
  - Thanks to all who participated in this ! n/t  forty6   Dec-27-10 07:56 AM   #207 
  - Northern, though I'm not really. Fun! nt  babylonsister   Dec-27-10 08:12 AM   #208 
 

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