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What's My Accent?

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Northeast

Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.

The Inland North
The Midland
The South
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?

Big shock here. (And *none* of those words sound even vaguely alike.)


one_undone and I both got "Philadelphian" even though we're both from Louisiana. At least I had the excuse of having actually lived in Philly (even if only for 10 months). Go figure.

I got Philadelphia, which considering I am French is amusing.

It nailed me, "Inland North" aka "Great Lakes".

Huh. I got Philly too, but since I grew up there, that makes sense.

I got equal parts Philadelphia and Inland North, which given that I grew up in Cleveland with parents from Rocklyn County and waaay upstate is probably about right (although the real litmus tests for Philly, in my experience, are the pronunciation of "water" -- I've never said "wutter" in my life -- and the question of whether directional phrases have prepositions to go with their adverbs, that is, whether you say "down the shore" or "down to (or at) the shore" like the rest of us [g]).

I'm from California and I got Midland, aka no accent at all really. (I'm curious if California or the West coast is one of the possible accents.)

East-Coast-centric, much? (the quiz, not you)

I came out "Inland North". Which might mean I'd acclimatized, except that they lumped all of "the West" into one category.

A Washingtonian doesn't sound like a Montanan doesn't sound like a New Mexican doesn't sound like a Southern Californian. At all.

I wonder what they think someone from "the West" sounds like? John Wayne?