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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 07-15-2009, 08:59 AM   #46
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Inland North. Being a native Chicagoan will do that for a girl
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:08 AM   #47
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What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The West
Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta.
Result Breakdown:
100% The West
95% The Midland
63% Boston
59% North Central
42% The South
19% The Inland North
13% Philadelphia
9% The Northeast
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:51 AM   #48
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Perfect. Grew up about an hour from Chicago in Northwest Indiana

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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."

The Midland
The Northeast
Philadelphia
The South
The West
Boston
North Central
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:58 AM   #49
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Apparently I don't "have" an accent. I've been told on several occasions that I can't be from Maine because I don't have an accnet.

These people have not heard me when driving home through the rotaries I'm forced to endure. Then they would KNOW I'm from Massachusetts originally, and learned to drive there
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:04 AM   #50
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Yep....no accent here. Born in San Francisco....raised in N CA and have lived in WA for most of my adult life.
I voted before I even took the test Knew what it would be.

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Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:04 AM   #51
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:05 AM   #52
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Me:

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 don't. I call it soda.
Ditto to both of these, though I don't think I sound anything like people from up north. "Pop" is the sound a balloon makes when you stomp on it, not the name of a beverage.

Result Breakdown:
85% The Inland North
80% The Midland
64% The Northeast
60% Philadelphia
58% The South
49% The West
31% Boston
29% North Central
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:09 AM   #53
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I have a Midland accent. Yeah, well, try listening to me after talking to people all day. By the end of the day people are surprised to here where I'm from. They have asked me if I'm from Texas or Memphis.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:21 AM   #54
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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.


Born in Memphis, then spent half my life in NC and half in Florida
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:31 AM   #55
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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."

Yep that's true. What can I say? I was born & raised in Michigan. (:
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:31 AM   #56
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Result Breakdown:
85% The Inland North
80% The Midland
64% The Northeast
60% Philadelphia
54% The South
49% The West
31% Boston
29% North Central
Quiz URL: http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_america...nt_do_you_have

No wonder people can never figure out where I'm from. I'm from the south, but I really just have a generic American girl accent.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:39 AM   #57
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They had it spot on. I'm from NJ and the quiz result was the Northeast.
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:15 AM   #58
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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

You probably in your head think you are saying the words the way they are spelled, but if I listened to you, they would sound heavy Boston accent. I THINK I am saying "oil" the way it is supposed to sound, but if you listened to me, you would hear "all" but in my head, I'm hitting the letters. KWIM?
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:21 AM   #59
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I got the South. Interesting because I grew up in Oregon and live in Utah now. My husband tells me I have an Oregon accent but I don't think Oregonians have an accent.
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:29 AM   #60
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Boston - which is good since I was born and raised there for 40 years!
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