May 15, 2007

one of those dorky internet quizes

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
The South
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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David Malouf -- said...

Here's a site helping you find out what to call "carbonated drinks" here in the U.S.

Nice maps and science ;-)

David Malouf
(now in Washington)

Stephanie said...

I guess it should be no surprise that my accent showed up as North Central... I am from Winnipeg, Canada (Very north, and very central). But I have one question... if it isn't "pop", what is it??

Katie said...

"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.

Wheee although if I want I can drop into the southern drawl quite quickly.

andy said...

In the words of Rich Mullins,

"Well, I am a good Midwestern boy
I give an honest day's work if I can get it"

Carolanne said...

Even though I'm not American, I still have an American accent, apparently. How does that work? ;)

Anonymous said...

Dorky Internet Quiz...
Is the word "Dorky" unique to Inland Northerners? That word comes up most often when my oldest son likes to mimic my every sentence in the attempt to be funny and annoy. Suddenly I find myself saying, "I'm a Dork", and poof, he stops.

Doug's Deep Thoughts...aka D-Fresh

Tony Myles said...

I think it's unique to dorky people like me and all my dorky friends. :)

Jessica said...

ah - the girl who grew up rarely more than an hour from the mississippi river in illinois and iowa has a south accent - my roots - southern illinois coming out.