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Nov. 1st, 2006 @ 11:14 am But I don't sound anything like that!
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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
What American accent do you have?


I'm surprised that I got that, I know I say that the US Capitol is Warshington DC and other things which tend to be mistaken as from Philadelphia, but I've got a bit of southern in there too. Maybe it's because when I read the voices in my head don't really sound like me :)
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From:kalligraphy
Date:November 1st, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC)
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I'm from Philly, Philly folks don't say warshington. We know there is no r in the word wash. BTW, I took the test and came up with pure Philly. Filled the bar, but at least I don't say wooder.
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From:quarkwiz
Date:November 1st, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
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Hey, that was fun! I got the same result as you, but with Northeast and Philadelphia in the 2 and 3 spots. My time in Toronto must've been a heavy influence ('about'), because other than that I've lived most of my adult life in NY/New England. My father's people are all from Philly, though.
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From:thirdstreet
Date:November 2nd, 2006 12:06 am (UTC)
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I got Midland, i.e. almost unaccented and able to work on television. But I know I have a pronounced Montreal accent. So maybe it's because I'm conscious of how things sound rather than how I pronounce them.
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From:monissaw
Date:November 2nd, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)
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I got "Inland North" too.

It might be the catchall category.