Monday, January 22, 2007

what accent do you have?

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.

The Midland
Boston
North Central
The South
The Inland North
Philadelphia
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

7 comments:

kendalljean said...

That is just so sad. I got the same results. Don't you feel so boring?

Monticore said...

"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.

That Quiz reminds me of this test I give to kids where I say two words and ask them to tell me if they sound "same" or "different". It took a lot of practice but I can know make "pen" and "pin" sound different.

Uncle Skip said...

Well, the test is bogus.
How do I know? It said I have a Philadelphia accent and that if I'm not from Philadelphia, I must live nearby.
The only thing I will admit to is that I have been there three times, for a grand total of about 15 days. Otherwise, I have been living on Northern California for virtually the entire rest of my life... for those who know me that's a long time.

timidvenus said...

yeah, while i was taking the quiz i was saying the words to myself. now, i know that i didnt pronounce the words differently, but i could (imagine that word in italics) if i wanted to. i mean i know that some of them are not supposed to be homophones. but, whatever, i do indeed live in the west, so i guess its okay.

and yes, uncle skip, you are very old...lol

timidvenus said...

and, you should make aunt sharon take it...ooh, and aunt mary

Uncle Skip said...

Aunt Sharon took it... she's from Philly now, too!!!
Ironically she's never been there?

Uncle Skip said...

...oh, and about Aunt Mary, if you bribe her with herbal tea, she may take the test.
She's definitely not from Philly.