Mar 30, 2008

What American Accent Do You Have?

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.

The Inland North
The Midland
The South
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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My first language is Dutch, so my slight accent influenced the result, as I have lived in the South or Mid Atlantic for half my life. A linguist also placed me in Connecticut, so this test is fairly accurate.


Anonymous said...

I am from West Texas, yet my accent is apparently Northeastern. Whod'a thunk?

eric3000 said...

Cool! Here's what mine said:

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.

That's pretty accurate. I'm in Southern California but I grew up in Honolulu and learned to speak by watching the national evening news.

Linda Merrill said...

I have a midland accent, which apparently means I have no accent. Yet, on the graph, Boston came in second, which is pretty good. My family are all from Massachusetts and New Hampshire, so Linda was often pronounced Linder. I was born in upstate New York, lived in New Jersey and have been in Mass since I was 13. But, I don't say "pahk the cahr" or speak like a Kennedy (couldn't afford their speech coaches) or speak like the case of "Good Will Hunting". I do, however, say Awnt for Aunt and not Ant. Especially because my Aunt's would have slapped me if it were otherwise!