What American accent do you really have?

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Loc said:
May 3 '10, 1:41PM

In first quiz I got an answer that I have Midland accent. In THIS quiz result said I'm from Chicago. Neither is right. I'm from Poland, but I don't blame the author of this quiz, because it is made for Americans, not outlanders. :)

Rocker24 said:
Apr 15 '10, 5:28PM

I aint from stupid maryland or chicago this quiz is just wrong im from jersey and everybody thinks im from Boston or New York

jj82 said:
Mar 19 '10, 8:23PM

I took the first quiz and it said Minnesota but also said i could be mistaken for a English speaking Canadian. Thats what I am. The second time I took it, it said Western US.. The second one doesnt say Canadian but I think it is actually more accurate. People in Canada west of Quebec sound a lot more like Americans in the prairies and West than they sound like the Americans in the mid west and Minnesota. I noticed that it also stated strong similarities with North Central and MIdland though on the bars. I think the test was pretty accurate.

DMK said:
Mar 4 '10, 7:07PM

I grew up in Maryland, and still do (mostly) have a Midland accent. The only question that gave me difficulty was concerning "on". I don't say it like I say either dawn or don, but rather as a two syllable word, something like /u/ /schwa/ /n/. It doesn't rhyme with any other word I can think of...

parakeety said:
Feb 23 '10, 7:54AM

i got western but ive always lived in maryland.

Wildwoodgirl33 said:
Jan 24 '10, 7:32PM

I got a Mid-Atlantic Accent, they were right I have lived in Philly for my whole life.

tanza said:
Jan 6 '10, 10:17AM

I must have answered the questions wrong, I have a pretty obvious Southern accent but I got western, Southern was way at the bottom..

Ripheus said:
Dec 21 '09, 2:27PM

I got North-Central, which is funny because whenever I visit Minnesota, I think everyone there sounds funny. However, I do agree that I sound somewhat Canadian: I'm from Montana, and we seem to sound a lot like Albertans from my experience.

SatansPaw said:
Dec 11 '09, 7:19PM

It said I have a Northern accent, which isn't too bad seeing as I grew up in CT, just above the NYC inflection and a bit below the atrocious Mass accent. I ran a test using the answers that should have generated a result for a Maine accent (which is about as atrocious as Mass and RI), but it ended up being North Central. Not really too accurate, as far as the ear is concerned.

BJD said:
Dec 3 '09, 1:24PM

I got scored a Boston accent; however, I am from Southern California. I have never been to New England and have never lived anywhere else in the United States. I find it a bit odd. I suspect that the reason that the test gives me this result is because of the way I pronounce "horrible".

mommypenguin said:
Nov 4 '09, 9:21AM

I ended up with Mid-Atlantic, which makes sense for me! This quiz did seem to work better than the last one, which gave me Mid-west, given that my husband is Mid-west and frequently makes fun of me for my accent... and no way do I say "pop."

If I can make one suggestion for any future versions of the quiz... there are some of us who pronounce "on" differently than "Dawn" *or* "Don" and do not pronounce "Dawn" and "Don" the same. So maybe a fourth choice on that question, where "on" is unique from the other two?

LauraMa3 said:
Oct 14 '09, 4:09PM

I'm from Michigan, but I got the Midland accent as my answer. Which is funny to me since when I travel to the Midland, they sound semi-southern to me. People from other parts of the country think I sound like I'm Canadian. I think I sound like I'm from Michigan, but I have a little bit less Chicago/Detroit "urban" accent and more of a rural Michigan accent (without it being a "yooper" accent, however).

george26173 said:
Sep 3 '09, 10:28PM

The results on this one were more accurate than the last quiz on American accents. This time I got pegged with a northern accent (Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, or Buffalo). OK, I can live with that.

The writer's previous quiz pegged me with a Wiconsin accent. What?? I NEVER referred to soda as "pop"! That just sounds wrong! By the way, if you do go to Wisonsin, they pretty much have their own language. I went there in 2002, and I was thirsty so I asked someone "Where's the fountain?" They looked at me funny and told me it was downtown.

Luana said:
Jul 29 '09, 1:30PM

somehow my results were Midland like Pennsylvania (I'm travelling to Pennsylvania on January so i'll see ;) ), Southern Ohio,Southern Illinois,Southern Indiana,Southern Missouri. or I also could be confounded with a Florida accent

Weiss_Yohji said:
Jul 27 '09, 4:04PM

My results were Mid-Atlantic. However, I've lived in both Maryland and Delaware, giving me a mix of Philly and Tidewater, so my accent depends on where I am. If I go to New York, I have a Southern accent, but if I'm in Virginia or further south, people will think I'm from Philly or Jersey. If I'm neither of those, I'm Australian or Canadian. Then add a Turkish accent that comes out when I'm excited, and I'm more of a vocal mutt.

Cali100 said:
Jul 25 '09, 3:31PM

I got western accent

pantera said:
Apr 26 '09, 5:27PM

Born and raised New York City (East Harlem), mother from Hell's Kitchen/San Juan, father lived in Tennessee (Tri-City area). And somehow I have a Minnesota accent. ?!

equalls said:
Apr 8 '09, 2:21PM

I'm from South Carolina and all of my friends say that i have a true southern accent. But I can never hear it. And according to this quiz i have a southern accent

WashingtonStateNative said:
May 5 '08, 4:10AM

My results were North Central. I have been through that area by train only and have never set foot on that area. I'm a native of Washington State, where I still live. I have lived about 20 miles south of Canada for the past 25 years.

MarvinCZ said:
Nov 14 '07, 5:34AM

Interesting! I'm from central Europe with little knowledge about the diferencies in American accents. But I waas curious and the outcome seems reasonable: Northeastern

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