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Old 06-25-2009, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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North Central--Standard, bland, midwest, and proud!
Are you from Northern Michigan?
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Pefect..lol

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: Boston
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.
Result Breakdown:
94% Boston
73% The West
60% The Midland
53% North Central
52% The Northeast
33% Philadelphia
26% The Inland North
8% The South
Quiz URL: http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_america...nt_do_you_have
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:29 AM
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North Central--Standard, bland, midwest, and proud!
Fargo eh?
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:02 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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"The Inland North." I'm a ninth-generation Atlantan. So much for that quiz.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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Mine came out as the West, which I expected for the most part. I've had people say I don't sound like I'm from Texas, but most young people here don't have much of an accent. If you listen to me long enough, an occasional West Texas twang will come out.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I've taken a few of those tests. It always says NY.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:03 AM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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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
48% The Inland North
44% The Midland
36% Philadelphia
23% The Northeast
9% North Central
0% Boston
0% The West
Quiz URL: What American accent do you have?

I am a North Carolina Native that lives in an area that has a lot of transplants. By George, I think they got it. If you don't like Southern, you probably won't like me. I love Southern.

I have seen several commercials lately that say the letter "R" instead of the word "our" that is the same as hour. Who talks like that? Sounds so strange.

I liked this test because it gives percentages.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:48 AM
 
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Default Tried the quiz..

..and my results were : Inland North

I had one parent from the Upper Midwest, and I was raised in NW Vermont, which is free of the Boston accent, so it's fairly close.

I don't talk like anyone from the movie "Fargo", and I call soda "Soda", though.

Disclaimer--I did live in Wisconsin briefly, but I was over 40 at the time.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:55 AM
j33
 
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MassVt -I've noticed that about parts of NE. I'm not sure where the line is, but at some point the accent shifts and sounds a bit more like a Great Lakes accent (which is different from the Northern Midwest Fargo sounding accent) minus some of the slang like the use of 'pop' and 'gym shoes' and the extreme nasality some people have than what is typically thought of as the NE accent (yes, I know there are a few). I have family from the Boston, and everyone knows it the minute they open their mouths, but if you drive out to western Mass. it is different accent entirely.
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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Default J33, you're right..

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MassVt -I've noticed that about parts of NE. I'm not sure where the line is, but at some point the accent shifts and sounds a bit more like a Great Lakes accent (which is different from the Northern Midwest Fargo sounding accent) minus some of the slang like the use of 'pop' and 'gym shoes' and the extreme nasality some people have than what is typically thought of as the NE accent (yes, I know there are a few). I have family from the Boston, and everyone knows it the minute they open their mouths, but if you drive out to western Mass. it is different accent entirely.
...once you drive west past Worcester, MA, the Boston accent disappears. The Boston accent is strongest along the coast, up into NH and ME, and in some of the rural areas of the northern 3 states, but Springfield, MA, Amherst, MA, Burlington, VT, etc really don't use this accent.

Incidentally, I was born in far north central NY state, so perhaps the "Inland North" rating I received really was appropriate.

I also say "sneakers".
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