Friday, November 30, 2007

I Don't THINK So...

But maybe someone else will be able to confirm this.

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."

The Northeast


The Midland

The South


The West

North Central

What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

I've never lived in or near the region. In fact, I've spent a grand total of two days in Chicago.

Having lived most of my life in the West.... Maybe Inland North sounds like Western shot through with Strine--I once had an Aussie accent that persuaded everyone, including the Aussies, that I was a native of Down Undah. A few Fosters and an Aussie to speak with and I slide back there easily.


jer. said...

that's weird. mine was right on, though I definitely talk more southern than the test result would indicate.

thanks for sharing~

ogre said...

Sigh. Even going back and being less absolute about some of the distinctions I hear, I get "Midland."


I'm not from around here.

ms. kitty said...

Ogre, I got the same designation, and I've lived in the West all my life too. One thing I noticed about the questions was that they asked about differences between words without clarifying whether or not emphasis or tone could be counted as a difference. I hear the same sounds in two words but slight differences in tone in my voice. Like you, nobody would ever mistake me for a Wisconsonite or other upper midwesterner.