What Kind of American Accent Do You Have?

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  1. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    Let me start off by saying this is geared towards the bored :p

    My friend just sent me this short, little, quiz (12 questions long) that determines the type of Amercan Accent (sorry non-Americans, i guess you can still take it but it won't be geographically correct for you) you have with rather good accuracy (for us anyway :) )! The accents it includes are "The Northeast, The Midland, The South. The Inland North, Boston, The West, and North Central.

    I had a fun with this, post how accurate your results were!

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  2. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    dud link, takes us to someones results...

    I'd bet Boston, simply because I'm from Worcester

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    Mhm...
     
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  4. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I don't have an accent, or so I've been told. But I definitely have gay voice. :)

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    edit - my results:

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  5. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    What do you know, it turns out I have a Northeastern American accent. :D
     
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    How odd! I do too. You'd better ditch the cloth cap and the ferret: your cover's blown. :D
     
  8. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    Very close. I guess now when people ask me what kind of accent I have, I can tell them "North Central" aka "Minnesota" accent. Cool! :)
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    ps. Fargo is one of my favourite movies!
     
  9. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Got me. :p

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    I concur. ;)
     
  10. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    I wish I had a real accent.
    Mine is just all of them smushed together.
    You know?

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  11. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks... but I am nothing compared to this guy.
     
  12. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    Same result, here. Chicago born. It's been the non-accented U.S. sound sought out by radio and tv (at least that's what I've always heard....and believed. :)
     

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  13. Queso macrumors G4

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    Sort of right. Just keep going east-north-east for a couple of thousand miles or so :)

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  14. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    And old York is near here, so you're right, it is actually quite accurate. :)
     
  15. Queso macrumors G4

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    And if you think what's north of Jersey, it's even closer to being true. :D

    Woo, look at us. We sound like we're from The Hamptons. Northampton, Southampton, Littlehampton, Wolverhampton, take your pick :p
     
  16. mariahlullaby macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting. I know my location says I am from NYC, but I've only lived here for 3 months!

    Technically, I was born and raised in Georgia (except for a 5 year stint in Brussels, Belgium). My mom was born in Queens, but went to high school in NJ (just over the river). My dad's mother is German and his dad was from Boston, but he lived in both Georgia and Germany (and went to school in NY). So....my accent is just screwed up! My mom has a SLIGHT accent, my dad has none...but my mom made sure we didn't develop a Southern accent :p
     

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  17. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

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    I got the midland but I'm from New York. I've been told I have a very slight brooklyn accent.
     
  18. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Inland North. Very high on Philly.

    Low on the bland "West" accent. I need to start listening for it. I guess my distinctions are mostly trying to make sure that the words sound different from each other. I know I don't have the Chicago accent. I will concede that I slide into the NE accent fairly easily and if I am down south I start drawling.
     
  19. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Same here. I picked up a lot when living in Syracuse, NY... but I refuse to pick up the Boston accent. It's like a lame attempt at a British accent.
     
  20. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Completely wrong. It told me Northeast, and even though I'm fairly well-traveled, I've never lived outside of Alabama.
     
  21. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Wrong for me. I have no accent. I speak properly. :)
     
  22. pivo6 macrumors 68000

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    Born and raised in Chicahhhgo
     

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    What American accent do you have?
    Your Result: The Midland


    "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.



    Bingo.
     
  24. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Oh my gosh. The best part is the very end of that clip, where he does the narration in different styles! Awesome! :D
     
  25. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I've taken this one before. It nails me as "The Inland North," which is pretty much where Buffalo gets lumped in with.
     

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