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Old 06-25-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta.

i dont get how some people can pronounce "horrible" like "hah-rih-bull"
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:36 PM
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i dont get how some people can pronounce "horrible" like "hah-rih-bull"
It's pretty easy actually. That is how my mom and grandfather said it, and I say it that way too. No biggie.
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I'd rather hear horrible prounced hah-rih-bull than listen to some valley girl accent.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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It says I have a Philadelphia accent, but my family spent only two years in South Jersey when I was a toddler. My father's from Pittsburgh with a Welsh mother, and my mother grew up in North Jersey with Ohioan parents. I grew up in North Jersey. How does all that add up to a Philadelphia accent?
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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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?

------------My result-------------

(copy and paste the BBCode)

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The West
Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta.
Result Breakdown:
100% The West
95% The Midland
63% Boston
59% North Central
42% The South
19% The Inland North
13% Philadelphia
9% The Northeast
Quiz Created on GoTo Quiz
I took the test, didn't get to see full results though I think southern was highlighted. Very interesting test, never took one before.
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Went back to see my results, even more interesting after I think about it because I don't indentify myself as having a southern accent at all, neither does anyone else I've came across. How accurate have others seen this test.
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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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:
84% The South
78% The Northeast
70% The Inland North
63% Philadelphia
47% The Midland
8% The West
0% North Central
0% Boston
Quiz URL: http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_america...nt_do_you_have

Michigan resident
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta.

i dont get how some people can pronounce "horrible" like "hah-rih-bull"
This is false. I can ALWAYS pick out a West Coast accent (or "occent," as they say).
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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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:
84% The South
78% The Northeast
70% The Inland North
63% Philadelphia
47% The Midland
8% The West
0% North Central
0% Boston
Quiz URL: What American accent do you have?

Michigan resident
Are you originally from Michigan?
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Are you originally from Michigan?
Ofcourse, I was born and raised in Michigan my entire life. My dad is from the Chicago area and my mom is from Missouri. Though I do not have a southern accent at all, maybe a few words I pronounce with an accent. Though when ever someone would guess where I'm from it was never the south, more so Michigan or out west... actually maybe a few out of the country ( well I sorta could tell thats what they wanted to ask/ come across).
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