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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

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".