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Old 06-24-2009, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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What American accent do you have?
Your Result: North Central
"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.
Result Breakdown:
86% North Central
84% The West
75% The Midland
63% Boston
30% The Inland North
23% The South
13% Philadelphia
9% The Northeast

North Central???
Probably because I differentiate between "about" and "loud"... I always think I sound like a Californian doing a bad impression of a Canadian accent.
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:45 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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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 West

The South

Boston

North Central

The Inland North

Philadelphia

The Northeast
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:59 AM
 
Location: Bolton,UK
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I just had to take this test

Anyhow..here are the results from Northern England

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."

and we do call carbonated drinks POP
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:12 AM
 
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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."
Result Breakdown:
85% The Inland North
70% The Northeast
68% The Midland
62% The South
45% Philadelphia
30% The West
26% North Central
26% Boston
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:49 AM
 
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Well, I'm actually from New Zealand not the USA but I couldn't resist taking this quiz either...

Your Result: The Northeast (100%)
Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.

87% Philadelphia
85% The Inland North
60% The Midland
54% The South
44% Boston
18% The West
2% North Central

Somehow, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to convince anybody I'm from the USA yet alone the Northeast but it's interesting to see that must be the part of the country that retains the same number of sound variations as my accent.

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Old 06-25-2009, 04:05 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Mine came out the Midland. Funny thing is that I have never lived in the Midland. I suppose it's a combo accent from my life in Oregon, California, North Carolina and Florida.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:06 AM
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While quizzes like these are fun, they are wildly inaccurate in that most people don't really know what they sound like when they speak, as had been brought to my attention more than few times when I've traveled around the US and the English speaking world (the non-English speaking world generally can't tell any of us apart except for the vague "you don't talk like that guy" that I got when I was in Brazil with a friend who had a different US accent than I did).
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:07 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Your Result: The Northeast


Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.
The Inland North

Philadelphia

The South

The Midland

Boston

North Central

The West

__________________________________________________ ____--

Correct, North Jersey born and bred.
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:15 AM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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North Central--Standard, bland, midwest, and proud!
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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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.


The Northeast

The Midland

The Inland North

The South

Boston

The West

North Central
Truth is, I'm not from Philadelphia, but I grew up around people who were.
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