Friday, March 02, 2007

What American Accent do you have?

With thanks to Dori for passing this along:

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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I do call carbonated drinks "pop". I went to college in Cincinnati. My southern OH friends used to laugh at my Cleveland accent. One of them would make me say the sentence "Mom, put the salad in the box" so that he could laugh. (Anyone remember or know what happened to David N?)


Nina said...

Mine came out almost exactly as yours. Although my bar is completely red for "inland north". I say "pop", too. I'm from northern Illinois--Chicago. :)

barbara said...

I guess I'd have to hear the salad/box sentence! :-)

I also say "pop" but I'm a rarity around here (St Louis). Mine turned out to be "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.

sherry s said...

I am 100% Inland North! My co-workers & I love making fun of each others' pronunciations of certain words, even though we
were all born and raised within
50 miles of each other. I've been told my pronunciation of the word "water" is particularly heinous --- apparently, I sound like a duck because I drag out the "a" and say "waaaaater!"

Well, at least I don't say "melk!"

Liz said...

LOL! My dad said melk and also answered the phone "yello..." and referred to people from Italy as Eyetalians. My mom, born and raised in western PA, called Native Americans "indins" and pronounced nose with an "s" sound instead of a "z" sound.

Funny how we have different ways to say the same things.