1.11.2007

My accent is accentless.

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?
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"The Lowest Common Denominator of American Speech?" Please. No offense to my friends around the country (especially the Northeast), but at least people can understand what I'm saying. And I know Eric brought this up on his blog, but if people from Philly really talk like those two guys do in that Carls. Jr commercial, I'm gonna stab my ears out.

2 comments:

DavePress said...

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."

Yep. Totally right. I do called soda "pop," upstate New York for ya.

Pia said...

I got "Inland North" as well, although I've never lived in Wisconsin or Chicago.

When I was in Korea, people told me I had an obvious "American" accent. But there are so many different kinds! I think I probably converse in a different accent than how I answered this particular test. If that makes sense.