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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    The USA has been the largest economy in the world for more than one hundred years. And is the second largest economy in the world today.

    So when we hear the American accent we think of money and God.

    And you constantly remind us, for you have written on the Reserve Currency of the World, the US Dollar, the words, "In God We Trust".
    If you don't like it, then don't spend it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren Ashley View Post
    Ha, I was just thinking "I don't have a Boston accent." Even though I was born and raised in Boston. My accent seems nonexistent compared to other Bostonians; I thought I'd gotten rid of it... maybe not.
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    What American accent do you have?
    Your Result: The Northeast
    Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.
    Result Breakdown:
    88% The Northeast
    81% The Inland North
    73% Philadelphia
    50% The South
    40% The Midland
    31% Boston
    15% North Central
    6% The West

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    Ok, I think it's official. The test criteria fail for non-Americans. Obviously I don't have an American accent, but I would have thought it would have come up with the one that sounds closest to the way I actually DO speak. If anything does, I don't think it's this one. I find that North-Eastern, Ny-ish accent quite entertaining, but the mutual incomprehension is considerable, even allowing for transatlantic differences. Sometimes my American ex's NY-bred parents and I could barely understand a word the other was saying, especially on their side (I suppose we're more used to hearing Americans speak than the converse).
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    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."
    Result Breakdown:
    89% The Inland North
    73% Philadelphia
    73% The Northeast
    62% The South
    50% The Midland
    22% North Central
    14% The West
    13% Boston

    Uh.. I think I speak more British than American anyway, but interesting to see...
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    I don't think anyone else has gotten this result yet...I am Canadian though, not mistaken for one. I had no idea this was the 'Minnesota accent' in the states.


    What American accent do you have?
    Your Result: North Central
    "North Central" is what professional linguists call the Minnesota accent. If you saw "Fargo" you probably didn't think the characters sounded very out of the ordinary. Outsiders probably mistake you for a Canadian a lot.
    Result Breakdown:
    100% North Central
    69% The West
    55% The Midland
    50% Boston
    30% The Inland North
    8% The South
    0% Philadelphia
    0% The Northeast
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    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.

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    There is no such thing as "you don't have an accent." Even the accent in the general Omaha, NE area (which was the most common for broadcast journalism) has certain aspects that are unique. The Inland accent has some quirks about it (like the Mary-marry-merry merger). And, of course, having a less obvious accent doesn't mean you "have a good voice for TV and radio." That is just silly.

    It's quite funny for me with these quizzes. I ALWAYS get Philadelphia accent, and I am a native Philadelphian, but almost no one in Los Angeles can guess where I grew up. If you know how Philadelphians pronounce certain words (like frog and dog NOT rhyming), you might be able to decipher it, but no one notices with me. My Philadelphian friends think I have no accent at all, but I do. We all do. I have actually had a few people in L.A. say that I have a slight British twinge to my accent, which is very interesting. I've spent a grand total of ten days in the United Kingdom in my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post


    Whenever I hear anyone say "pop", I feel like I'm in the 1950s in the corner soda fountain. It just feels so anachronistic. But apparently it's the word used in a good part of the country.
    In some parts of the South, they use "coke" for all sodas. Like,

    Q: "Would you like a coke?"

    A: "Yes, a ginger ale, please."
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    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.

    Hmm... I am not from any of those places. I have lived in California my whole life, so I suppose that could be considered a neutral accent too. But I do slip into a valley girl-ish accent sometimes (even though I am not from the valley) that might roughly give away where I am from.

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    Apparently (but Falcarius would not know the difference between any American accent as he is not American);

    What American accent do you have?
    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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