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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?

Comments

"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.