Friday, January 19, 2007

Are Ju Tahking to Me?

Courtesy of Kathleen.

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?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

8 Comments:

Blogger trinamick said...

West all the way here. I'm more south than Philly though.

It's funny, because I've had people from North Dakota tell me I have an accent. Take off, eh? But people from California say I sound Southern. I say they sound retahded.

1/19/2007 10:01 AM  
Blogger fermicat said...

As I commented on Kat's blog, I don't think that survey gives accurate results. It doesn't ask the right questions. I don't have much of an accent, but when I get one (like after a few beers), it is most definitely southern. Not "midland".

The quiz should ask how many syllables you pronounce in a 1-syllable word (at least 2), what you call carbonated drinks (they are all cokes, no matter what brand or flavor), and how you address a group of people (y'all).

1/19/2007 12:11 PM  
Blogger LL said...

More South than Philly? You are now dead to me... ;P

I've known a lot of southern belles, fermi. Several from 'Bama, a few from Missip, and even the occasional Geojun. They all have a common denominator. There comes a certain point in time when they all say "Y'ALL QUIT MAKIN' FUN OF MY ACCENT NOW, YA HEAR!!!"

btw, my Mexican improves tremendously with a little libation...

Word ver: fsylem -- what we call fermi's new place of work.

1/19/2007 3:31 PM  
Anonymous bc said...

Mine came out with Northeast all the way but said something about being asked if Im from Chicago and that I say that soda is called pop.... Nope.. Im from New York and its pronounced as such. Not Nu Yawk and soda is soda. :D

1/20/2007 11:19 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Two posts with this quiz. The Colts are playing in one minute so I'll actually take it tomorrow!

1/21/2007 4:30 PM  
Blogger mr. schprock said...

It's amazing! I would swear I don't have a Boston accent, but that's what it told me!

(And just so everyone knows, I pronounce my "r's".)

1/23/2007 6:41 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

LL - I find my Spanish improves greatly with a few beers as well. We should go drinking together and impress each other with our Spanish/Mexican.

1/23/2007 11:55 AM  
Blogger LL said...

Wouldn't we make a pair to draw to... ;)

1/24/2007 2:15 PM  

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