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View Poll Results: What's your accent?
The Midland 59 29.65%
The South 23 11.56%
Philadelphia 13 6.53%
The Northeast 29 14.57%
The West 21 10.55%
Boston 10 5.03%
North Central 5 2.51%
The Inland North 39 19.60%
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:33 PM   #61
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I got Midland...

Which is interesting... I'm from DC... and well... though I pride myself on being pretty darn proper in my speaking (I'm a classically trained singer with a mother who wouldn't allow me to use slang in her presence ever), I know that there are times when my "DC" accent comes out. Not often, but it does... especially if I'm speaking to someone who is also DC born and bred...

If you've ever ridden the metro in DC and listened to how some of the kids speak, you'll know what a DC accent is. Thankfully, my mother drilled in me what proper speech was and never allowed me to speak anything other than properly/correctly in her presence. As a result, most people don't realize that I'm from DC... unless they make me mad then it DEFINITELY comes out.
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:55 PM   #62
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I got 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.

I am a Canadian, so I guess it was correct!
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:17 PM   #63
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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:
93% The South
81% The Midland
70% The Northeast
65% The Inland North
63% Philadelphia
45% The West
26% Boston
0% North Central
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:51 PM   #64
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Originally from Chi-cah-go and got Inland North. Oh, and Cathryn Rose...it's "pop."
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:55 PM   #65
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Originally from Chi-cah-go and got Inland North. Oh, and Cathryn Rose...it's "pop."
Yes - Chi-CAH-go. (Not Chi-CAW-go.... silly!)

And yes - I am surrounded by *Pop* drinkers, however I only have soda in my house.
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:00 PM   #66
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My old boss was from Boston. His name was Rob.

When ever I said his name, he'd make fun of me, repeating: "RAAAAAAHB"

I asked him "How am I supposed to say it?" And he'd say it - and I'd try to repeat it, and I couldnt even get it out right. It was like trying to speak another language!

We went back and forth - Rob - Raaahb - Rob - Raaahb.

I finally said "Like you're one to talk, Mr Boston"
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:03 PM   #67
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My answer was Philadelphia. That makes sense as I have lived my entire life in Philadelphia, that is except for the one year my father moved us all to north NJ. He has been forgiven.
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:05 PM   #68
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My accent is Philadelphia:
Your accent is as Philadelphian as a cheesesteak! If you're not from Philadelphia, then you're from someplace near there like south Jersey, Baltimore, or Wilmington. if you've ever journeyed to some far off place where people don't know that Philly has an accent, someone may have thought you talked a little weird even though they didn't have a clue what accent it was they heard

It's funny, because I have never even visited Philadelphia, New jersey, Baltimore. I was born and raised in Los Angeles. Now, I grew up in a hispanic neighborhood and people from that 'hood tend to have a slight accent. Even english speakers in that area have a different way of speaking. So, even though I can't speak a word of spanish, I guess I picked up a slight accent.
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:06 PM   #69
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:07 PM   #70
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I am a Philadelphian

Or for the native tounges a Fillydelphian...

I know all about Youse guys and we are hopin for a Fillydelphia Fillies repeat! This weekend I'm goin downashore to hang out and I will stop at the Ack-a-me to get some scrapple to take with.

Oh and I love wooder ice but hate schyukill punch!

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Old 07-15-2009, 03:35 PM   #71
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Wow, I never knew that us west coasters were the only people who pronounce words correctly.

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:
96% The West
95% The Midland
75% Boston
73% North Central
33% The Inland North
27% Philadelphia
27% The South
21% The Northeast
Quiz URL: http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_america...nt_do_you_have
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:40 PM   #72
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Yes - Chi-CAH-go. (Not Chi-CAW-go.... silly!)

And yes - I am surrounded by *Pop* drinkers, however I only have soda in my house.
I'm pretty sure pop is a west coast term also. At least it was in my house.
Now that we're in the south, I've started calling it soda, just so I don't get funny looks when ordering. DW refuses to assimilate. If I ask her if we have any soda, she says "No, we don't, but we do have pop".
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:48 PM   #73
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Your Result: Boston

You definitely have a Boston accent, even if you think you don't. Of course, that doesn't mean you are from the Boston area, you may also be from New Hampshire or Maine.


NOPE. Born in Ecuador, raised in NJ, college in PA, live in HI. The quiz was fun to take though, thanks for posting it!
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:54 PM   #74
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PHILLY for me babes! And I'm about 15 minutes from there - NJ.

But the dead give away with me, is you guys!
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:02 PM   #75
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The quiz was right - another from the Northeast - I'm a Joisey Girl!

For the record, Dawn has the "aaawwwwww" sound you make when you see a cute baby. Don sounds like Mom (same "o" sound). There you go.
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