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What American accent do you have?

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Evo
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Jul7-07, 12:13 PM
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What American accent do you have?

I scored - Western

Like Midland, Western is a default, neutral, sounds-good-on-the-evening-news accent. So you might not actually be from the West (but you probably are).


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Jul7-07, 12:23 PM
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Though im australia. Currently I have a fluent american accent, due to most germans ive spoken to here have wonderful american accents and ive just happened to adopt it. But i cant tell you where its from. maybe california cause most of there have been to california.
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Jul7-07, 12:26 PM
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North Central

What people call the "Minnesota accent." Sounds almost Canadian. You may have even been asked if you were from Canada before.

What a WRONG quiz. Im dont talk at all like a Candian, eh.

I've heard the Minnesota accent, and I dont talk like that. Quiz BAD.

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Jul7-07, 12:29 PM
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What American accent do you have?

What American accent do you have? (Best version so far)

My Results:





Northeastern

This could either mean an r-less NYC or Providence accent or one from Jersey which doesn't sound the same. (People in Jersey don't call their state "Joisey" in real life)
I'm British, and thus don't know if this is even close to correct.
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Jul7-07, 12:37 PM
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Western

Like Midland, Western is a default, neutral, sounds-good-on-the-evening-news accent. So you might not actually be from the West (but you probably are).
I'm not american, but from an "eastern" country.
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Jul7-07, 12:43 PM
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Hah, it's way off. It thinks I have a Southern accent! But I'm from Michigan, I don't sound like those people from Ohio and Indiana!

(Okay, okay, it called it "midland", but I figure if Ohioans are allowed to say I have a northern accent... )
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Jul7-07, 12:54 PM
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I'm British, and thus don't know if this is even close to correct.
I must be British too since I've got exactly the same result!
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Jul7-07, 12:56 PM
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North Central

What people call the "Minnesota accent." Sounds almost Canadian. You may have even been asked if you were from Canada before.
That, and...

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I'm not american, but from an "eastern" country.
...that.

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Jul7-07, 12:59 PM
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I've a Canadian accent. Sensible, since I'm Canadian.
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Jul7-07, 01:00 PM
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I got 'Midland', and I'm not even a Yank.
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Jul7-07, 01:04 PM
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North Central

What people call the "Minnesota accent." Sounds almost Canadian. You may have even been asked if you were from Canada before.

What a WRONG quiz. Im dont talk at all like a Candian, eh.

I've heard the Minnesota accent, and I dont talk like that. Quiz BAD.
I'm don't?
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Jul7-07, 01:07 PM
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Midland

("Midland" is not necessarily the same thing as "Midwest") The default, lowest-common-denominator American accent that newscasters try to imitate. Since it's a neutral accent, just because you have a Midland accent doesn't mean you're from the Midland.


Impressive...the map includes where I live.
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Jul7-07, 01:10 PM
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I got 'Midland', and I'm not even a Yank.
That's good; Yanks are from the Northeastern U.S.
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Jul7-07, 01:15 PM
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North Central

What people call the "Minnesota accent." Sounds almost Canadian. You may have even been asked if you were from Canada before.



Go figure.
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Jul7-07, 01:19 PM
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Northeastern

This could either mean an r-less NYC or Providence accent or one from Jersey which doesn't sound the same. (People in Jersey don't call their state "Joisey" in real life)

I'm also British.
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Jul7-07, 01:31 PM
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That's good; Yanks are from the Northeastern U.S.
Only to other Yanks. To the rest of us, your whole damned country is full of 'em.
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Jul7-07, 01:31 PM
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I'm don't?
Hey, lets not have the farsi speakers correcting the native english speakers, MMAKAY??

Its Lisa

Im dont need you correcting me, got it?....it was a typo.
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Jul7-07, 01:36 PM
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Hey, lets not have the farsi speakers correcting the native english speakers
You're not a native English speaker; you're a native Yank speaker. You probably spell 'colour' without a 'u'.


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