Monday, May 07, 2007

Accent?

I found this quiz on Matt's blog. Apparently I don't have an accent (though I might have difficulty spelling a pear ently)

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.

The South
Philadelphia
The Inland North
The West
The Northeast
Boston
North Central
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

9 comments:

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Supposedly, I have an "Inland North" accent, most closely related to Chicago and Wisconsin. That's quite a feat, considering I've never been either place. LOL!

Tooz said...

Interesting, Bubba. I guess that's what happens when a good ol' boy moves up South--he loses his roots and his accent.

Tooz said...

Nearly forgot--who won the contest at church yesterday?

Tooz said...

My last comment--that stupid quiz said I was from the Northeast, most likely New York City. I feel like the folks in the Pace commercial--New York City!!!

Becca said...

I came out with Inland North as well. Puzzling, since I've never been to Chicahgo or Chicawgo. Or Wisconsin. Nor do I use bubbler. Or ask for pop.

This quiz is clearly very confused. And does anyone else think Mary, merry, and marry DON't all sound alike?

Tooz said...

I think Mary and merry sound the same, but not marry--not much difference, but a little bit.

Nicki said...

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.

Very close second was Midlands.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

I don't think Mary, merry and marry sound at all like. And I do ask for pop. Must be a hand-me-down from my parents living in Michigan. They started calling it pop, passed it to my brother (born in Michigan), then passed it on to me. That's the only thing I can figure.

Mrs. Ann said...

I call it pop, and I think they all sound alike. I really don't think my ky/tn accent should be classified as midland. pretty sure the quiz is funky