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  • I actually took this quiz a while back and it said I had a Western accent. I've no clue what those sound like, though. Meh, like I said before, all Americans sound the same, with the exception of the ones with thick Southern accents. From another person's point of view, what do North Floridian accents sound like? Central Floridian? I've heard they differ, which I find a bit odd.

    Schmusername
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  • When I took the quiz I really concentraded on the question at hand and souned eack of the answers by repeating eack of the words a few times ( yes I was bored and took alot of time with it but, they're determanation of where I was from was 100 percent correct. I was from Ohio and we did call it POP...Since I've lived in Florida 27 years now I started calling it SODA... I never noticed it till I was back in Ohio visiting years ago and my sister said pop and it made me laugh. Other than that It's the only thing the quiz came up with that placed me in Florida( and or ) a few other southern regions and I have lived 1/2 my life younger years in Ohio and now 27 years later Soda... is the only thing that my speech placing me here now. It sure would be nice if you came up with a Quiz similar but add in where the person is living now if it's been long enough to pick up they're regional speech patterns or ACCENTS!!! LOL... But it was fun to do and read everyone comments or opinions some were quite funny howmad some people got. It was just a quiz for fun and enjoyment I'm sure they didn't set out to offend some people. Smile, be happy, life is wonderful... :)

    Melissa56
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  • Did this quiz because I was home sick and bored. I had same result as English-bloke on here. Said I must be North East of States and am actually in England (North-West to be precise). North West English accents are VERY different from those who live in the North East lol. Even some English people have trouble telling what Geordies (NE people) are saying!

    BooKworm
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  • Interesting quiz. A good start but not quit there. I'm about as far north in Minnesota as you can get and the quiz put me in SoCal, Florida or Texas in a big city. I'm a country boy although I did spend twenty years in Minneapolis.

    I was in Wyoming and folks there pegged me as a Canadian so I do have an accent even though the quiz says I probably don't.

    dwhollrah
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  • I was born and raised in Boston, but isn't weird that I got Midland? I know many friends that have a Boston accent. I normally adapt to an accent when I move. I guess it is true. It's strange that many people think this quiz is highly unaccurate.

    OHyeahOnions
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  • The Midland
    79% The Northeast
    73% The South
    70% The Inland North
    31% Boston
    18% The West
    2% North Central

    Briefly I grew up in Washington DC w southern accent. I lived in Penn for 7 years as a young adult and worked hard to change my accent. So I believe this is correct. I moved to the west coast, Oregon and been here over 20 yrs.

    karo pdx
    1
  • The result was that I have a Midland accent, or none. Thank you. I am Dutch and was taught to use the British pronunciation and later working at NASA Liaison office in the Netherlands was influenced by my N.American co-workers.

    Still I think this test has no value, because you cannot hear how I speak.

    holymargie
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  • I live 80 or so miles from Philly and do not share their accent. Terry I pronounce to rhyme with air, hair. They pronounce it to rhyme with curry, hurry. Completely different and distinct. If I have any accent it is PA Dutch, which does not sound like a German speaking English. That accent I accept because it is my heritage.

    ledilou
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  • "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.

    Goldiee
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  • My result was 93% Inland North. I was born in Milwaukee! We don't call that carbonated beverage "pop," but use the word "soda." When we moved to Colorado, my new pals thought I had an accent, but my teachers felt that I spoke much more clearly and enunciated better than most of the "locals."

    Mamasama
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  • I am another person from Connecticut and like many, the quiz reckons I'm from the area near Wisconsin. What can a northeast accent mean when New York doesnt sound like Connecticut which doesnt sound like Rhode Island which IS similar to Massachusetts but different from Vermont, New Hampshire which are different from Maine...

    mrssue
    1
  • Goodness. I just moved back to the USA - Connecticut more precisely - after 30+ years in Europe (France)where I taught English using British classroom materials... But I was not raised in CT, I was born in AZ, raised in TN - my dad was from there and my mom was from OH. I never did have - and I have listened to recordings of myself many times - a "southern" accent, either. (and no I do not say "pop" for Cocola... hee hee. ) Purrhapz eet eez ay rizeeduelle beet of ze Fronsch akzent? Or maybe the Connecticut accent is creeping in already... haha... go figure... :) But it was fun to play this game...

    Lizzie57
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  • My accent rated 100% Midland North. I grew-up outside of Chicago and have always wondered why the people in that city have two different pronunciations for it? The ca sounds either like call or car. Can anyone tell me which one is

    correct or why there is a difference? My father was from the Southside of Chicago and he said it like car and I say it like call.

    boobois
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  • "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.

    jasmineeee
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  • I'd like to know what the percentages mean. Please provide a description of what the percentages mean. I'd like to see them mean that I have a 70% chance of having a Boston accent, versus a 15% chance of having a New York City accent, a 10% chance of having a Philadelphia accent, or a 5% chance of having Buffalo accent (total 100%). However, please make a descriptive statement about what your percentages mean.

    Lloydy
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  • Sorry - I was born and reared in South Texas, 2 degrees from UT Austin, lived in Europe (Germany and Holland) for 7 or 8 years, lived in NYC for 17 years, lived in Canada (Toronto and Montreal) for 20 years. My wife was from North Carolina. Have rarely visited Philadelphia! ;-)

    neillsing
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  • Interesting. I have lived in South Carolina for 70 years. Had a Gullah nursemaid as a baby and young child and spoke Gullah before I learned standard English. The test indicated my accent was from Philadelphia ??? I have been to Philadelphia once, for a couple of days. Very curious.

    don4344
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  • Please do not glorify accents to second language learners. The closer you can speak to standard English, the better your chances to be understood. This is also true for native speakers but we build shrines to various accents never realizing that ANY accent involves mispronunciation of words.

    Anyone who teaches, who works meeting the public in sales work, etc. should work hard on speaking clear, clean, standard English.

    Don Liston
    1
  • Strange.... I got "North Central" and I spent most of my childhood on the west coast, then moved to Montana at age 15. People here (myself included) do not sound ANYTHING like the movie "Fargo" or Canadian. I've seen the movie (one of my Dad's favorites) and been to Canada several times. Not sure who set the quiz up, but I think they are a bit off. Still fun though!

    don8life
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  • You were a little off. Born & raised in Northern WVa. Educated in California, North Carolina, Philadelphia and lived 30 years in Akron, Ohio area. Now live in Pittsburgh. Guess I picked up several speech patterns all over. Just glad I do not sound like I am from Pittsburgh!!

    lurossda
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  • "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.

    Im not from any of those places. . . lol

    em2250
    1
  • Interesting. I'm originally from Russia and lived in Los Angeles for 7 years since 15 years old. However, after another 10 years of living in various places in the U.S., several people have asked me if I was from Wisconsin. This quiz nailed it dead on -- Inland North -- even though I've never even been in that part of the country.

    paul719
    1
  • "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.

    chyna
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  • 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."

    i am from wisconsin! but i call soda soda duh! u have a great quiz! everything in that sounds dif except mary, merry, and marry! maybe there waz 1 more thing that sounded the same but whatevs u get the point! XD

    graceegan
    1
  • This quiz said I was from Philadelphia. I was born and raised in the deep South. I have traveled extensively and when in Texas, I am always asked where in South Texas I am from. This is so funny, "My Homes In Alabama." I live in Southeast Alabama. People do have a hard time with figuring out my accent, but always guess somewhere in the South.

    Losue
    1

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