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We're Americans. We don't have accents!

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by McClintoc, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator

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    Or do we??? I found this little quiz today and thought it was fun. Turns out, I don't have an accent. Which is odd since I have lived in TX my whole life.

    What American accent do you have?

    Your Result: The Midland

    "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.

    Result Breakdown:

    95% The Midland
    73% The South
    69% The West
    56% The Inland North
    47% Philadelphia
    39% The Northeast
    31% Boston
    29% North Central
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    Similar for me. I don't agree with any of the answers for question #8 though.

    Merry, Mary and marry. Merry to me is one sound and Mary and marry sound different.
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  3. sierra11

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    Hmm not sure how correct this is cause it says I'm midland even though I'm from Alabama and people can tell anywhere I go with my southern accent.
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    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

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    got me right, great lakes region.

    Alex
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    Midland...but I am Canadian....we dont have accents...Well, those Frenchmen do....lol
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    Accent. What accent? It's everyone else that has accents, south, northeast etc, but I speak normal
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  7. McClintoc

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    Yeah, it's not the most accurate test but fun nonetheless. I know I have a little bit of a southern draw but it put me as midland.
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    Don't know I'm from Joysey.....:lol:
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  9. summitwhite11

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    It seems I am Midland, how weird, weered, weard, lol.
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  10. Pikey

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    It was pretty accurate for me!

    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."
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    Ha, I got 52% dixie, Barely in Dixie. I grew up in Northern California in the mountains, so I guess I took a liking to the redneck drawl (sp?) :happy:. Much better than the way those flat landers talk out here
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  13. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis New Member

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    Nailed me pretty good
    Parents were from Philly and Mass
    I lived in Penn-Philly and rural area-until I was 7.5
    Said Philly NE
    despite living in Louisiana for 55 years-no southern accent
    You get your accent from your parents-and you get it when you are young.
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