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View Poll Results: What's your accent?
The Midland 59 29.65%
The South 23 11.56%
Philadelphia 13 6.53%
The Northeast 29 14.57%
The West 21 10.55%
Boston 10 5.03%
North Central 5 2.51%
The Inland North 39 19.60%
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:18 PM   #16
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How weird it can do it from a few questions...

Pin / Pen - I said different

Don / Dawn - different

Merry/Mary/Marry - all same.

EDITED! Mary's were all the same. I cant imagine them different.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:19 PM   #17
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How weird it can do it from a few questions...

Pin / Pen - I said different

Don / Dawn - different

Merry/Mary/Marry - all different.
I said......

Pin / Pen - different

Don / Dawn - same

Merry/Mary/Marry - same
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:21 PM   #18
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How weird it can do it from a few questions...

Pin / Pen - I said different

Don / Dawn - different

Merry/Mary/Marry - all different.
I remember when I moved down here to Kentucky in middle school and a friend pointed out a girl named Dawn, only she called her "Don." I thought a girl named Don was weird, so I said something to my friend about it. She said a lot of girls are named "Don." So, then I asked her to spell it and she said D-a-w-n.

They say pen and pin the same here, too, and so everyone will know which they mean, they call pens "ink pens".

I say Merry/Mary/Marry all the same. Hmm.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:22 PM   #19
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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."

Well, they were sure right about this one. Although carbonated drinks around this area are called "soda".

Of course we don't have an accent - everybody else does!
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:23 PM   #20
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i don't have to take a quiz for this one, lol. i'm from alabama-my southern accent is so thick you'd need a chainsaw to make a dent in it.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:23 PM   #21
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Mine says Midland; which sounds right, since I'm from PA.

"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.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:24 PM   #22
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I said......

Pin / Pen - different

Don / Dawn - same

Merry/Mary/Marry - same
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I say Merry/Mary/Marry all the same. Hmm
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Yes yes - meant the same. I dont know how you would say them different.

When I lived in Florida, a girl introduced herself to me as "Don" and I was thinking 'weird' and it wasnt until I saw her name on an email group that I realized "Ohhhhh Dawwwwn!"
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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.


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Old 07-14-2009, 10:29 PM   #24
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:34 PM   #25
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Opps. I hit the wrong thing. I have a midland accent.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:38 PM   #26
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"You have a Midland accent"

...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.


Funny, because I am Tennessee born and bred. Down here I don't really have an accent, but I am sure to people in other parts of the country I do.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:42 PM   #27
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Yes yes - meant the same. I dont know how you would say them different.

When I lived in Florida, a girl introduced herself to me as "Don" and I was thinking 'weird' and it wasnt until I saw her name on an email group that I realized "Ohhhhh Dawwwwn!"
Marry is Mah-ree (rhymes with Barry, Larry)
mary is Mare-ee (rhymes with scary)
Merry is Meh-ree (rhymes with Berry)

If you think all the examples rhyme, then I don;t knwo how to explain it.

If you go to Dictionary.com and put them all in, you can hear the different pronunciations.

All the examples on the quiz I said sound different to me. I have a Northeast accent.
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It said The Inland North. I do say pop not soda. I live in East Central Indiana.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:54 PM   #29
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According to the quiz I have a 'midland' accent...or 'no' accent.

BUT I am from Tennessee, and I definately have an accent...Southern. But it isn't that strong, and other locals have thought I wasn't from here b/c my accent isn't very strong.

I have been known to y'all occassionally
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:57 PM   #30
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Marry is Mah-ree (rhymes with Barry, Larry)
mary is Mare-ee (rhymes with scary)
Merry is Meh-ree (rhymes with Berry)

If you think all the examples rhyme, then I don;t knwo how to explain it.

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Yes, I think all the examples rhyme, as well.

Barry and Berry are different too?

Sheesh! You guys have a lot to remember.
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