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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, 10:59 PM   #31
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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.

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.
Barry, Larry, scary and berry all sound the same to me.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:59 PM   #32
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I have been known to y'all occassionally
I "you guys". Not "yous guys" - just "you guys"

But I do say you's when referring to a couple of people.

For instance, yelling at my boys: "Both of you's better clean this up"
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:00 PM   #33
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Barry, Larry, scary and berry all sound the same to me.
I'm going to dictionary.com. Ill be back.

EDITED - I went there... it is different. It's slight, but it is. Weird.
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:05 PM   #34
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I'm going to dictionary.com. Ill be back.

EDITED - I went there... it is different. It's slight, but it is. Weird.
Don't matter.....Im from the West, I can say them all the same and still be fine.
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:19 PM   #35
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Well that test isn't very comprehensive. It says I'm Midland or I don't have an accent....but we all know that Baltimoreans have a doosie of an accent. The fatal flaw in the test that would pick up the "Bawlmer" accent is when it asks if "on" rhymes with "don" or "dawn". There is no phonetic spelling of the way a bawlmoorean would say the word "on" There is no word in the world to rhymes it with. It is a sound all it's own, so there is no way they could come up with a quiz test question for it. They could pick up a Bawlmer accent by asking "Does "oil" rhyme with "all"? Which if you are from Baltimore , it does. Does the "wat" in "water" actually sound like "wood"?
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:26 PM   #36
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wow....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.


What's funny is... I was born and raised in California, but have lived in Ga for over 15 yrs...
I guess the two have cancelled each other out
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:31 PM   #37
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I got Boston??? I've spent 2 days in Boston.
LMAO... But it's so fun to say 'wicked cool'

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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.

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.
LMAO...they all sound the same to me
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:41 PM   #38
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"Midland" accent. Hmmmm.

When I say "Whar'r mah booots, y'all?" and "Ah luv pray-leens with mah pee-can pai!" you know I'm from Texas, raised by parents from Mississippi. I didn't have a chance!

And yes mary, merry and marry all sound the same!
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:22 AM   #39
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Inland North...

right on the money. Born and raised in the burbs' of Chicago.

And yes, it's pop!
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:32 AM   #40
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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.



I am from Florida, so I guess its correct.
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:52 AM   #41
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I have a west accent, which makes sense. Everyone has always said that Coloradoans have no accent and we seem to sound like the newscasters. However, I have heard that we're supposedly a little nasal, so Cartman is making fun of our Colorado accent!
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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.
I can't even imagine what Dawn sounds like if it doesn't sound like Don. Same for pen and pin. Does it sound like pin or pen then? Or something else entirely?
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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.
I was looking at your explanation like you were an alien. Seriously? All those words rhyme!
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:41 AM   #42
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I got Boston??? I've spent 2 days in Boston.
That's nothing. I got Midland. I've lived less than twelve miles from Boston all my life. Look at my avatar. I've never even been to any of the states the quiz indicates. The only correct assessment in this result is that I don't have an accent


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.
Result Breakdown:
85% The Midland
73% Philadelphia
64% The Northeast
63% The Inland North
56% Boston
54% The South
49% The West
32% North Central
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It says I am from the Midland.

But, like, I was TOTALLY born and raised in Southern California.


I bet it is because of the Dawn issue. See, that's my name and my mom (born and raised in Michigan) pronounces it to rhyme with Don when I learned much later in life it shouldn't.
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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.

See what being raised by a DJ (and sometimes TV weatherman) does to you? I started out in Texas--and had a thick accent judging from old home movies. We moved to Colorado when I was 7 though and I mostly lost the accent (except when I talk to my aunt on the phone or drink something harder tahn Coke). I have lived in 8 states ranging from as far West as Arizona and as far East as New Hampshire, plus Spain and Germany so that tends to really mess with my accent. People often think my DS is British and somtimes DD is asked if she is from somewhere exotic like Tahiti or Aruba, etc.
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What American accent do you have?
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.
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