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Old 07-17-2008, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Umm, a Kentucky accent I suppose. Though I've been told by some Northerners that I don't sound Southern.

My result is "The Midland."

"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'm not from these places though. Hmmm

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Old 07-17-2008, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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Im from Northeast Ohio,and I now live in Colorado Springs which is 60 miles south of Denver.It siad that I have a Midland accent.Heres my results in order

Midland
North Central
The West
Boston
The Inland North
The South
Philadelphia
The Northeast

For some reason everybody always say to me that I have a southern accent.I have alot of relatives from rural western Pennsylvania,so that might be the reason why I have somewhat of a southern accent.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I just took the test, I don't understand the results at all. Im originally from southeastern Mass between Boston and Providence. I do have an accent and it definitely gives me away as being from Mass. This test result said I have an accent from Minnesota, North Central accent. It then said people probably ask me if I am Canadian alot. I think a drunk dreamed this test up.
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:01 PM
 
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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.

Philadelphia
The South
North Central
The West
Boston
The Inland North
The Northeast

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Born and raised a New Yorker. lol.
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Old 07-18-2008, 03:37 AM
 
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What American accent do you have?Your Result: The Midland


"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.
The Inland North

North Central

The West

The South

Philadelphia

Boston

The Northeast
I would say that's about right. But I have had a few people mistake my accent for New York or Southerner before. Must be the way I say certain words.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:41 PM
 
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The South
Midland
Inland North
Northeast
Philadelphia
West
North Central
Boston
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Home of King Willie the not so great
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The South

Mine was right on the money. LOL
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Houston,TX
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It said I have a Philly accent which is pretty accurate because I used to live in NJ and my mom was from Philly.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:30 PM
 
Location: USA
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No surprise my accent is southern since I'm from Lousiiana. One thing I might add: if you don't talk like the locals, YOU have an accent! No matter where you live or you're from. Although the Midland accent seems the most clear sounding of any, it is still an accent.

Now here is one for the books: A town in eastern La named Rayville is pronounced "RAY vl" in Northeastern La and "Ray ville" in NW La. I notice everything ending with a ville is pronounced like that including Louisville, a major thoroughfare in Monroe. Like Loo uh vl Kentucky. Yet 95 miles west of there we pronounce the ville. When I go to Monroe, I am careful to say those places like the locals do, because it automatically sets me off as an outsider.

Another word is acorn. Pronounced around here akern. No corn in the word. Maybe these different pronounciations mean some people in the South actually like to speak faster than they are known for. And a hickory tree is known as a "hickernut" tree
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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Born and raised in Michigan, 100% Inland North. No surprise there.

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 Midland
The Northeast
Philadelphia
The South
The West
Boston
North Central
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