What American accent you have?

Dec 4th, 2006, 11:06 AM
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What American accent you have?

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Dec 4th, 2006, 11:23 AM
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I loved that! Short easy quiz, and I was astonished because they knew I was from Philly! (Of course I've lived in Fla for the last 23 years and both my children have been 'accused' of being from Philly, even tho they were born and raised in St. Pete...)
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Dec 4th, 2006, 11:29 AM
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Mine came out Midland, and I'm a native Californian. My dad was from the Midland area though. My mom's also a native Californian.
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Dec 4th, 2006, 11:32 AM
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Mine came out West but with a disclaimer that I might not be from the West at all as I have no discernable accent. That's dead on since I was not born in this country and grew up mainly in Florida. People have always told me they can't figure out where I'm from by my accent. Maybe it's cause I don't have one!
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Dec 4th, 2006, 11:33 AM
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Midland. Ha, I speak with a lovely southern accent.
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Dec 4th, 2006, 11:36 AM
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HA!

Mine said The West or 'No Accent'and I'm born and bred deep south.
 
Dec 4th, 2006, 11:37 AM
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What gahbage! I'm from Hawaii and it says I have a Boston accent. I've only been to Havahd once.
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Dec 4th, 2006, 11:39 AM
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Mine came out The West with the disclaimer also. Of course, I'm a native Californian.
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Dec 4th, 2006, 11:44 AM
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Midland?! Uh, no way. Southern through and through.
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Dec 4th, 2006, 11:48 AM
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Wow - It quite accurately picked up on my Boston accent without a single question about cah or car.
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Dec 4th, 2006, 11:51 AM
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Interesting...I'm Canadian (Toronto) so I thought I might fool it but nope, my accent is 'inland north'!
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Dec 4th, 2006, 11:54 AM
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Mine was perfect. Northeast. And that's where I come from too!

When I was in Calgary recently on business the group was amazed that "I had no accent". I knew I didn't!
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Dec 4th, 2006, 11:56 AM
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Wow. I came up Philadephia or near, and I was born and raised near Baltimore. People have always told me I have no discernable accent, even though everyone else in my immediate family has a definite Baltimore accent.

Well, after living in New England for almost 30 years, I'm really glad I haven't picked up a Boston or New England accent.
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Dec 4th, 2006, 11:56 AM
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Inland North - all the way! Raised in Chicago, have lived in the NE for 9 years.
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Dec 4th, 2006, 11:57 AM
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Caught me right on. Inland North. Wisconsin or perhaps Chicago to be exact. First 23 years of my life in WI, next 24 in Chicago.

How's that for accurate?
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Dec 4th, 2006, 12:02 PM
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They accurately pegged me as a Philadelphian.
 
Dec 4th, 2006, 12:05 PM
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Another Philly Northeasterner here too. Guess that's because I grew up in PA I'm surprised, I thought I lost all of my NE dialect years ago. My spouse says my accent used to be so thick it got to him but now I think I have no accent at all, or do I? Cute quiz.
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Dec 4th, 2006, 12:09 PM
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Pretty good, my spouse also came out "The West" also. I kept asking him if he was sure that's how he pronounced the words?
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Dec 4th, 2006, 12:12 PM
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I am not trying!
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Dec 4th, 2006, 12:17 PM
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Right on with New England
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