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Meme: American Accent

I didn't have much hope for this quiz, but the questions seemed good (i.e. good for obtaining useful results) and the result was pretty much spot-on, so I figured I'd share:

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 Inland North
Philadelphia
The South
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?

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Hah! It's got me pegged, too! Canuckistani and proud of it :) (though I really don't think I sound like people from Minnesota :P)

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.

The West
The Midland
Boston
The Inland North
The South
Philadelphia
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
This is a GREAT test!

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."

The Midland
The Northeast
Philadelphia
The South
The West
Boston
North Central
What American accent do you have?


And no one on the East Coast could say my name. I couldn't leave Philly fast enough. DAWN isn't that hard to say, is it?
My accent is "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.

I'm from Maryland, so that's not a bad answer.
I got Philadelphia, despite never being in that city.

Go internet tests!
this thing says i have a midland accent. funny, haha!
"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.

it seems odd to me that they specifically mention Charleston. in this case, they're right -- i'm from there, and i don't have much of an accent. but there's a very specific (and often strong) Charleston accent that's a variant on standard-Southern. and most of my family has an accent of some sort...i'm not sure how i managed to not have much of one.
It told me I have a Boston accent. I expected it to tell me I have a Northeast accent since compared to people who actually live in Boston my accent is REALLY subtle. In fact I often get a surprized "but you don't have a boston accent!" from people when I tell them where I grew up and then I have to explain that people don't talk like that in the suburbs, especially the swanky upscale suburbs like mine was. auros, who is a professional linguist so he should know, tells me my accent is "northeast corridor".
Yeah, Okay....I'm Canadian...it got me

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.

The West
The Midland
Boston
The Inland North
The South
Philadelphia
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
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