Does this count as a personality quiz? If not, sorry, but I just thought it was cool.
What American accent do you have?
This quiz will identify which style of accent in America you most have. Up until just recently, I wasn't even fully aware that Americans had so many diverse accents by region! (I'd heard of Southern and Northeastern accents, but that's about it)
Plus, I don't know about everyone else here, but I have a very complex family background. My father was born in Texas, but yet my grandmother on his side is Cuban, and my grandfather's parents were actually from Ohio. On my mother's side, my grandmother is a Choctaw Indian descendant from Oklahoma, and my grandfather is Californian.
This means that I have two VERY different family backgrounds!
So I stumbled upon the quiz and took it, here's what I got...
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.
This makes sense, I was born in Riverside CA (even though we moved back to Houston before I was 1), and I lived in Lake Tahoe during my elementary school years, which was a big developmental time for speech. I currently live in Texas, but I've never really felt that I really identify with "Texans" very much (and neither do my parents), Texas & SoCal were just the two major crossroads where my family met.