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Old 06-24-2009, 10:01 PM
 
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What American accent do you have?

Your Result: The South
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.

Result Breakdown:
80% The South
61% The Midland
57% The Inland North
36% Philadelphia
17% The Northeast
17% North Central
7% The West
0% Boston
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Take the quiz that tells you which American accent you have

What American accent do you have?

Does it match where you were raised?
It matched (NYC area) ...and it didn't even use the one people test me on all the time. Do "call," "maul" and "bawl" sound the same or different? They all sound the same to me.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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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."

The Midland

The Northeast

Philadelphia

The South

The West

Boston

North Central
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:16 PM
 
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I got midland, and it said I would be a good radio or tv announcer.

Haha, that is what I do for a living! This survey was designed by a genius!
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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My 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.
Result Breakdown:
88% The Midland
77% The Inland North
72% The South
58% The West
57% The Northeast
52% Philadelphia
21% Boston
17% North Central
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Which is a bit bizarre as I was born and raised in Minnesota. I was in the military for 4 years and lived in Florida for two years after that. Think all those accents may have mingled together in my younger days? Nahhhhh.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Result Breakdown:
96% The West
95% The Midland
75% Boston
73% North Central
33% The Inland North
27% Philadelphia
27% The South
21% The Northeast

I usually score with 'The Midland' on these quizzes, but came out Western this time around, which makes more sense because I'm a native Southern Californian.

I know my girlfriend would score differently because she says pen/pin the same along with feel/fill. It drives me crazy.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Southeast Louisiana
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What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The South
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.
Result Breakdown:
89% The South
77% The Midland
58% Philadelphia
57% The Inland North
50% The Northeast
28% The West
17% North Central
14% Boston
Quiz URL: What American accent do you have?
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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What American accent do you have?
Your Result: Philadelphia
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.
Result Breakdown:
87% Philadelphia
81% The South
80% The Midland
70% The Northeast
56% The Inland North
25% Boston
22% The West
0% North Central
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:52 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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I didn't expect to get it but I got Boston. which makes sense.

<table style="width: 320px; border: 1px solid gray; font: normal 12px sans-serif; background-color: white;"><tr><td colspan="2" style="background: white; color: black; padding: 5px;"><b style="font: bold 20px serif; display: block; margin-bottom: 8px;">What American accent do you have?</b> <div style="font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 4px;">Your Result: <b>Boston</b></div><div style="width: 200px; background: white; border: 1px solid black;"><div style="width: 83%; background: red; font-size: 8px; line-height: 8px;">&nbsp;</div></div><p style="margin: 10px; border: none; background: white; color: black;">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.</p></td></tr><tr><td style="color: black; background: white; padding: 3px;">North Central</td><td style="background: white; padding: 3px;"><div style="width: 100px; background: white; border: 1px solid black; margin-top: 4px;"><div style="width: 65%; background: red; font-size: 8px; line-height: 8px;">&nbsp;</div></div></td></tr><tr><td style="color: black; background: white; padding: 3px;">The Midland</td><td style="background: white; padding: 3px;"><div style="width: 100px; background: white; border: 1px solid black; margin-top: 4px;"><div style="width: 61%; background: red; font-size: 8px; line-height: 8px;">&nbsp;</div></div></td></tr><tr><td style="color: black; background: white; padding: 3px;">The West</td><td style="background: white; padding: 3px;"><div style="width: 100px; background: white; border: 1px solid black; margin-top: 4px;"><div style="width: 58%; background: red; font-size: 8px; line-height: 8px;">&nbsp;</div></div></td></tr><tr><td style="color: black; background: white; padding: 3px;">The Northeast</td><td style="background: white; padding: 3px;"><div style="width: 100px; background: white; border: 1px solid black; margin-top: 4px;"><div style="width: 50%; background: red; font-size: 8px; line-height: 8px;">&nbsp;</div></div></td></tr><tr><td style="color: black; background: white; padding: 3px;">Philadelphia</td><td style="background: white; padding: 3px;"><div style="width: 100px; background: white; border: 1px solid black; margin-top: 4px;"><div style="width: 44%; background: red; font-size: 8px; line-height: 8px;">&nbsp;</div></div></td></tr><tr><td style="color: black; background: white; padding: 3px;">The Inland North</td><td style="background: white; padding: 3px;"><div style="width: 100px; background: white; border: 1px solid black; margin-top: 4px;"><div style="width: 33%; background: red; font-size: 8px; line-height: 8px;">&nbsp;</div></div></td></tr><tr><td style="color: black; background: white; padding: 3px;">The South</td><td style="background: white; padding: 3px;"><div style="width: 100px; background: white; border: 1px solid black; margin-top: 4px;"><div style="width: 25%; background: red; font-size: 8px; line-height: 8px;">&nbsp;</div></div></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align: center; padding: 8px;"><a href="http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_american_accent_do_you_have"><b>What American accent do you have?</b></a><br><a href="http://www.gotoquiz.com/">Quiz Created on GoToQuiz</a></td></tr></table>
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Florida
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The South. Pretty accurate. I've never been mistaken as having any accent other than a Southern one.
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