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  • Seriously hilarious - The quiz result says I'm from boston, and I was born in San Diego! My mother is from NY and I know I say a few things differently - why don't you ask how to pronounce "orange"? Do you pronounce the "o" like the "oh" in "lions and tigers and bears, oh my"? or do you say it to rhyme with the first syllable of "awful"?!!!

  • True, I am from Wisconsin and yes I can even ketch myself saying things with dah yoopers' accent, but I rarely say pop, soda is my word of choice for that kind of beverage. Other than that this was probably the most accurate test I have taken online.

  • 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.

    I'm canadian, and i almost could not usnderstand that movie fargo. I don't talklike that. and all candaians sound different XP

  • 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. cool quiz!

    I Rock
  • Ok first of all everybody in Cali has no accent.The only people that will have kind of a different accent are people from a different country but thats different.Sometimes people will have a different accentt from here or either they are from another state.Like my neice was born here in california but she only lived here for 2 years then she went to florida,japan,now mississippi so im pretty sure almost all of us have no accent.

  • 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.

    ...ok cool=)

  • Mine says Boston, I even took it twice to be sure, except I spent the first 8 years in central New Jersey, and then moved to the deep south for the past 35 years. I don't understand it. I don't sound like the people I meet from New Jersey, and I can identify a Boston accent, I don't think I have it.

  • Well, I'm from coastal southern virginia, but apparently have a philadelphia accent. Odd. Maybe Philadelphia is a a compromise accent--Tidewater, VA mixed with NY, Boston and SoCal. Hilarious.

    BTW, Phildelphia has more than one accent depending upon what part of the city you're from. Certain parts sound more lake Baltimore, others more like Jersey.

  • Hairclips, you're right, I can't and I shouldn't tell you not to post. However what's the point when NOBODY CARES about what results you got. As for wasting time, who took time to yell at Emotrix and I? How does posting a comment make me lazy or on my high horse? Honestly, do you even understand yourself?

  • The inland north? I guess my being German proves that this quiz isn't THAT accurate ;) Well I'm trying to sound American, but I think nobody would fall for that.

    Your quiz was nonetheless quite entertaining, so thank you!

    Cheers from Germany,

  • I lived in Western Mass (Greenfield, Charlemont, Rowe) for many years. I now live in Toronto, Canada. The accent here is very similar if not the same as Greenfield. Does anyone know why people from Greenfield/South deerfield often say "hey" at the end of sentences?

  • That's funny, I'm from Miami, Fl, and I'm not a transplant so I didn't think I had any accent at all. I've never been to the midwest so I'm curious as to how they speak, other than the obvious Wisconsin or Michigan accents. I don't call beverages "pop" like the quiz said I should. I call them "soda."

  • Well, I suppose my result was accurate (Midlands), as I am indeed from Pennsylvania, but what does it mean when it says it's "just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." I mean, doesn't everyone have an accent? In any case, I always had this vague hope that I sounded really exotic to other people, haha...

  • I was born in Eastern Pennsylvania, but grew up an Air Force Brat. I pick up accents easily - to immitate, but honestly don't really have one. I find it amusing that this quiz put me squarely in the "Midland" category which included Pennsylvania... but I sound nothing like my relatives!!!

  • Just because you don't live or ever visited whatever region you got as a result, doesn't mean it's impossible for you to have that accent (or whatever you want to name it -- regionalisms and whatnot). What matters is the people with whom you have most contact and hear talking most often.

  • Got the area right - Minnesota. But we do NOT sound like the actors in FARGO or Canada for that matter eh, I don't know anyone here in Northern MN that talks like the Movie Fargo, and I am pretty far north. Maybe you are thinking of North Dakota as Fargo is not in Minnesota.

  • Your Result: North Central 88%

    "No rth 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.

  • It's funny how it said midland and I'm from Virginia and people say I have an emphasis on certain words like bird or other simple words like that but maybe that's cause I'm from New York born a New Yorker raised a Virginian

  • Well i think its kinda funny cause I'm from PA but i live in MI and it And yous guys said i have an inland norh accent but sadly everyone here looks at me like im crazy when i say outin the lights or say something along the lines of dog or coffee and they ask me if im from NY

  • I thought that the results were spot on! I live in Arizona but I was born and raised in Wisconsin. In the results it said that I was from the Midwest and that I bet you get asked if you are from Wisconsin or Chicago! Couldn't believe that they nailed it!

  • I agree with Lippen. I am from California also but my mother was from Montana and my dad was from Arkansas so I am sure they influenced me but when I visited Canada all the locals asked what province I was from and thought I was Canadian

  • The quiz says I have a northeast accent.I have lived in Alabama for 41 years the other 11 years in two foreign countries and three different states.my father was in the Air force, every one says I have a southern accent. I purposely changed the way I spoke to fit in here.

  • It says philly or jersey. I never even been to those places. Moreover, I can spot a jersey/ nyc accent after the first two words and I can guarantee you, I don't talk like that. When I say "on" it sounds like "own". Whoever made up this "quiz" don't know poop from peanut butter.

  • As someone who was born and raised in East Texas and has lived in Houston for 13 years, the fact that this says I am Inland North (Wisconsin) is hilarious! My husband is from Wisconsin and I don't speak ANYTHING like him at all!

  • I disagree with mazchort when he stated that the pronunciation of "ow" by folks "all over the West" sounds like "ayow"...I'm from San Francisco and I've never heard anyone include the "y" sound when they say "ow" around here and I'm as "West" as you can get! That sounds more "Southern" to me.


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