Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What's your accent?

It seems that most of us think we talk normally and anyone who talks differently has an accent! I found this quiz that tells you what type of accent you have, if you live in the USA. It pegged me exactly, (right down to calling carbonated beverages pop!) so try it and tell me what it says about you. If you are one of my non American friends, you'll have to see if you stump this test!

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 Northeast
The Midland
Philadelphia
The South
North Central
The West
Boston
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz




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17 comments:

Lois Lane II said...

Okay, that thing is crazy! It said I have a Midland accent, and I know from SEVERAL people telling me so that I am sooo from the South, haha! That was fun!

Groomer Angie said...

It says I have a Midland accent, but I'm not sure it knows what "southern" really is. LOL

Rebekah said...

Over all was Inland North, wtih my highest rating tied between Midland and South.... now how can I be North?

Jennifer said...

I got the same results as you. Go figure.
Smiles!

Cherdecor said...

That was fun! Of course, I am from the midland.

Brooke said...

i got the west - but if you've seen my vlog you know i'm 100% southerner!

although i have been told that i my accent isn't as heavy as the rest of my family.

Melissa said...

I got the same as you...but my little chart was different! :)

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

So this was fun! It told 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.

Now I tell people I don't think I have an accent, because I've lost a lot of it (from Arkansas) and when I talk to all my family I hear it so strongly in their voices. People on the other hand tell me they hear it, but it's not "strong," whatever that means.

Before we moved to Michigan last fall and had lived in Virginia for two years, we lived in Southern Illinois right by Missouri for six years, which might have helped.

I think it's hilarious about the pop thing. That is one of the strange things I've had to get used to since moving here!

~Ginger said...

Guess we are from the same neck of the woods. As my southern kids would say, "You talk through your nose."

Mary said...

Mari,

LOL I didn't fool the quiz. Here is my result:

"North Central" is what professional linguists call the Minnesota accent. If you saw "Fargo" you probably didn't think the characters sounded very out of the ordinary. Outsiders probably mistake you for a Canadian a lot.That was fun. I've taken it before with the same result.

Have a great day.
Blessings,
Mary

A Stone Gatherer said...

We're both from the Inland North!!!

Kim said...

That was fun! I scored with the Midland which basically means I don't have an accent. I've been telling people that for years. LOL

All My Blessings said...

I took this quiz 2 times. Once with my MI accent and once with my MS accent. I passed both times!! Kae. PS. No matter where you live you have an accent.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I'd be a giveaway!

septembermom said...

Can't hide my NY accent. Northeast came up for me. This was fun!

Raise Them Up said...

This was really fun! It told me my accent was as Philadelphia as a cheesesteak! Lol! Nailed it right on!

I attended Philadelphia College of Bible (Philadelphia Biblical University, now). Grew up just a little west of there. What a hoot! Thanks for a fun quiz!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Thanks Mari! I enjoyed that...I had the same results as you :)