What American accent you have?

Dec 4th, 2006, 12:39 PM
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Well, here I am, born and raised in the Deep, Deep South, with an accent from the Philadelphia area, I've never even traveled in that area. Makes you wonder, doesn't it!!!

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Dec 4th, 2006, 12:49 PM
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Yup..I scored "Northeast" and it's true!
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Dec 4th, 2006, 12:50 PM
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I guess I'm speaking "inland north" here in MinneSOTAH!
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Dec 4th, 2006, 01:11 PM
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I'm Inland North too, but, I was born and raised 140 miles west of Boston. I guess that's inland, and Bostonians probably thought the western part of MA was somewhere out yonder in the Midwest too.

My Mom was from Ohio....could that be the source of my confused accent?

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Dec 4th, 2006, 01:15 PM
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How bizarre - here's another person from Hawaii that was told that my accent was from Boston.
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Dec 4th, 2006, 01:35 PM
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Philadelphian "as a cheesesteak" to quote the test; no surprises there! (And they didn't even ask about "wooder", "shtreet", "Chrain" or "mintins".)

I do have to say, though, that my dialect isn't as pronounced as some; I'm usually tagged with the vague "Mid Atlantic" and folks from the West have asked if I'm English!
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Dec 4th, 2006, 01:52 PM
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"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent."

That must mean I'm normal?
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Dec 4th, 2006, 01:57 PM
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Mine said I was from the Midwest. Hmmmm, we're all from the South. However, I do try to curb the " Y'all "
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Dec 4th, 2006, 02:03 PM
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Philadelphia? I grew up in central, rural Kentucky and live in Louisville. I think I sound like a country-girl Kentuckian.

BTW, to be politically correct now, you must no longer call mountain folk hillbillies. The PC terminology is "Appalachian American."
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Dec 4th, 2006, 02:06 PM
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Really wrong. Inland North, but I'm from England!!!!!
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Dec 4th, 2006, 02:06 PM
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I'm from Buffalo and here is my response:

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."

I guess the Buffalo accent does sound Midwestern because people often ask me if I am from Chicago. And, I do call it pop, not soda.
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Dec 4th, 2006, 02:17 PM
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When I lived in the south, they said I talked like I was a Yankee, when I lived in Philly they said I talked like a southern belle, when I lived in Utah they said I sounded like I was from England or Austrailia, so I have decided that I probably have a nasal twang caused by bad adnoids.!!!~! yeah baby!!!!
 
Dec 4th, 2006, 02:23 PM
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Hey Budman - I am apparently normal too. Who knew?

I was born and raised in California.
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Dec 4th, 2006, 02:26 PM
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Hey, I was also born in California -- Vallejo to be specific, but I left at age 1 -- before I picked up any good habits.
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Dec 4th, 2006, 02:48 PM
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Mine came out North Central. I'm actually from the northeast but have lived all over. And it was right that people often think I'm from Canada.
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Dec 4th, 2006, 02:52 PM
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Mine was completely wrong! The quiz gave me a Boston accent! NOT! Besides, there is more than one Boston accent--Brahmin or Southie? My BIL is a Southie and I don't sound anything like him, even though he graduated from Harvard.

My father is a Mayflower descendent, but he grew up in Philadelphia, not Boston. My mother is English--her mother was Welsh.

I lived in London for the first 10 years of my life.

Boston??? Where did that ever come from??

Mary, I don't sound like Matt Damon, do I??????????
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Dec 4th, 2006, 03:21 PM
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Wooowww, I am feeling curious about if I would be able to distinguish all your accents (or some of them, at least).
Nice thread!
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Dec 4th, 2006, 03:21 PM
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Midland for me. Sounds about right since I am from Denver.
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Dec 4th, 2006, 03:36 PM
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It says I have no accent which is absolutely true, because here in Austin, TX we have no accent. But the rest of y'all do.

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Dec 4th, 2006, 03:38 PM
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AustinTraveler, I just now saw your post. You see, I told ya so, here in Austin we don't have an accent. I only wish the rest of the world would pronounce their words correctly like we do.
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