What American accent do you have?

  1. Evo

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    What American accent do you have?

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  3. 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.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. matthyaouw

    matthyaouw 1,216
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    I'm British, and thus don't know if this is even close to correct.
     
  6. siddharth

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

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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! :tongue:

    (Okay, okay, it called it "midland", but I figure if Ohioans are allowed to say I have a northern accent... :wink:)
     
  8. Lisa!

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    I must be British too since I've got exactly the same result!:tongue:
     
  9. That, and...

    ...that.

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  10. I've a Canadian accent. Sensible, since I'm Canadian.
     
  11. Danger

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    I got 'Midland', and I'm not even a Yank. :grumpy:
     
  12. Lisa!

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    I'm don't?:confused:
     
  13. 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.
     
  14. Hurkyl

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    That's good; Yanks are from the Northeastern U.S. :tongue:
     
  15. North Central

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

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    Go figure.
     
  16. Kurdt

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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.
     
  17. Danger

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    Only to other Yanks. To the rest of us, your whole damned country is full of 'em. :biggrin:
     
  18. 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.
     
  19. Danger

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    You're not a native English speaker; you're a native Yank speaker. You probably spell 'colour' without a 'u'. :tongue:
     
  20. Lisa!

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    I just wanted to make sure whether that was a typo or some structure that I've never heard of!:tongue: Although at 1st I thought Canadian speak this way!:uhh:

    P.S. Heaven knows how many farsi speakers I've rejected because of misspelling or making such a mistakes while speaking/writing (in) English!:tongue2:eek::)
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2007
  21. Well, I'm from St. Louis, so it was right.

    Incidentally, the St. Louis accent deviates from the Midland accent slightly. Words like "forty-four" become "farty-far," and "Washington" becomes "Warshington." Of course, it's mostly older people who have the "true" St. Louis accent (including my father). I've met exactly one person my age who speaks that way.
     
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