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Old 10-22-2013, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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The way she says 'tour' specifically is so odd I can't even mimic her. It's almost like "to-war" but it flows...
That's how I say it, but I'm from TN.
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I am a pretty good mimic. I think I pick up the accent of wherever I live, but now I live in Savannah, and for the life of me, I can't say "oil" (owell? earl? can't do it) like Paula Deen. LOL.
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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"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 don't know about this. I don't call carbonated drinks, pop.
It went like this after Inland North
Northeast
Philadelphia
The Midland
The South (shocked by this)
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:52 PM
 
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North Central: 86%. Booyah. Supposedly people will think I'm Canadian.
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Denver
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It says the south, but I don't have a typical southern accent at all. Wish they had a Louisiana sublet.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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96% West. Pretty accurate being from Arizona and all.
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:33 PM
 
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It got me completely wrong.

I've lived all over the US, so am hard to peg.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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I am a pretty good mimic. I think I pick up the accent of wherever I live, but now I live in Savannah, and for the life of me, I can't say "oil" (owell? earl? can't do it) like Paula Deen. LOL.
Whatever you do, you do NOT want to talk like Deen. Especially when it comes to the word "oil".

Just my opinion, but when someone with a southern accent says "oil", it bothers me (this includes my parents). It almost sounds like "ohul" "uhhl" er something. Yuck.

Anyway, my result was "the midland". Funny, I was born and raised in the south. That's okay, I like that I have no southern accent.

FWIW, I'm also a mimic. Depends on who I'm around. I call it the "adaptive accent".
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:12 PM
 
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It said Northeast 88% for me, followed by Philidelphia at 80%, Inland North at 78%, and both Midlands was in 60s I think. I was born in NYC and my parents lived almost their whole lives there, but I was raised in Florida. I guess it is right. I probably grew up mimicking how my parents talked.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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100% Philadelphia. I don't agree.

I'm from NYC, and I'd say I have a slight accent.
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