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What's your accent? *spin off of mis pronunciation thread*

Discussion in 'Community Board' started by CathrynRose, Jul 14, 2009.

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What's your accent?

  1. The Midland

  2. The South

  3. Philadelphia

  4. The Northeast

  5. The West

  6. Boston

  7. North Central

  8. The Inland North

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  1. CathrynRose

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  3. CathrynRose

    CathrynRose <font color=brown>R.I.P. Possibly Un-PC Tag, R.I.P

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    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."


    I don't. I call it soda. :snooty:
     
  4. olena

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    The South. I have taken this before. Although, it has been moderated by my brief stint in New England, years of voice lessons and studies of foreign languages.
     
  5. djm99

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    I have a mid-western southern accent - laugh!!! I was born in St. Louis but spent 6 years during my tween/teen years in Birmingham, AL - I returned to St. Louis at 16 and then spent 3 years in undergrad in Alabama. After my third year in college I returned (and finished up undergrad) to St. Louis. So saying things like, hearr - emphasis are the 'earr' sound and "what he said" all in the same sentence. According to the test I have a southern accent.
     
  6. Mickeyluver37

    Mickeyluver37 <font color=teal>I had way more than 3 at a time<b

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    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."
    Result Breakdown:
    100% The Inland North
    80% The Midland
    76% The Northeast
    73% Philadelphia
    65% The South
    33% The West
    19% Boston
    15% North Central
    Quiz Created on GoTo Quiz


    Hey, I do speak straight English out of the dictionary!! And I'm from MD! :)
     
  7. Aisling

    Aisling <font color=darkorchid>Where your mind goes, your

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    What, no Brooklyn accent?:lmao: Well, fuhgeddabout it then!
     
  8. turkeymama

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    No big surprise. The South. I'm from North Louisiana, too far north to have the Cajun accent or dialect.
     
  9. imabrat

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    Midland. I was born in NJ, raised in NEPA so it's somewhat correct.
     
  10. Where'sPiglet?

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    I got Boston??? :confused3 I've spent 2 days in Boston.
     
  11. Liberty Belle

    Liberty Belle <font color=green>I was going to reply, but I see

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    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."


    I was born and raised in Michigan. :)
     
  12. piglet too

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    "Inland North" which is right on, but I also call it soda, not pop. I have lived in the south suburbs of Chicago my whole life, except my 2nd year of college I was in Missouri, right across the river from Quincy, Illinois..
     
  13. CathrynRose

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    That is a wicked quick accent to pick up. :laughing:
     
  14. Feralpeg

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    Midland...I was born and raised in the Midwest.

    "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.
     
  15. JessicaR

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    What American accent do you have?
    Your Result: The Northeast

    Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.

    Chances are they are correct.:laughing:
     
  16. Stacerita

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    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
    90% The Midland
    50% Boston
    46% North Central
    38% The South
    4% The Inland North
    0% Philadelphia
    0% The Northeast
    Quiz URL: http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_american_accent_do_you_have
     
  17. CathrynRose

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    How weird it can do it from a few questions...

    Pin / Pen - I said different

    Don / Dawn - different

    Merry/Mary/Marry - all same.

    EDITED! Mary's were all the same. I cant imagine them different.
     
  18. Stacerita

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    I said......

    Pin / Pen - different

    Don / Dawn - same

    Merry/Mary/Marry - same
     
  19. Liberty Belle

    Liberty Belle <font color=green>I was going to reply, but I see

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    I remember when I moved down here to Kentucky in middle school and a friend pointed out a girl named Dawn, only she called her "Don." I thought a girl named Don was weird, so I said something to my friend about it. She said a lot of girls are named "Don." So, then I asked her to spell it and she said D-a-w-n.

    They say pen and pin the same here, too, and so everyone will know which they mean, they call pens "ink pens".

    I say Merry/Mary/Marry all the same. Hmm.
     
  20. Mr. Pig

    Mr. Pig I picked Monorail Coral.

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    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."

    Well, they were sure right about this one. Although carbonated drinks around this area are called "soda".

    Of course we don't have an accent - everybody else does! :rotfl:
     
  21. momof1princess

    momof1princess <font color=darkorchid>i feel like i'm going to ex

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    i don't have to take a quiz for this one, lol. i'm from alabama-my southern accent is so thick you'd need a chainsaw to make a dent in it.
     

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