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Old February 18th, 2012, 08:51 PM
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I apologize for the interupted thread. I inadvertently hit enter before I was finished.


What I was going to ask was :

This is very interesting... What part of and where in our country is your accent from?

http://www.lewrockwell.com/spl3/american-accent-quiz.html


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My Bawston accent seems to be readily identifiable, wherever I go. I don't get it though! lol
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My Bawston accent seems to be readily identifiable, wherever I go. I don't get it though! lol

I speak fluent Brooklynese
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The Quiz said I talk like "The West". Very accurate!!
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I find this insulting. :o:o The thing said that I was from "Chicago" or "Wisconsin". I'm a good Minnesotan.

It was interesting.

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I was REALLY curious about this one. I was born in Florida, but never really lived there. We lived in southern California through the first half of my elementary school years, and in New Jersey for the rest. I spent four years in college in Georgia, and most of my adult life in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Most people place my accent "somewhere in the Midwest".

The quiz said Philadelphia. Sounds about right to me.
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I was deemed Philadelphia as well ,you spoke to me Sister Solo ,what do you think ?
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Old February 19th, 2012, 05:24 PM
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Exactly what I said in my post, has been verified!!! OY ....lol

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: Boston


You definitely have a Boston accent, even if you think you don't. Of course, that doesn't mean you are from the Boston area, you may also be from New Hampshire or Maine.
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"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.

I'm Central Indiana born and bred, though I spent 10 years in FL.

It also offered me a quiz on How Hoosier Are You?
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They told me I had a Midland voice. The South came in second.

This test did not quite work for me. The South did come in second...but if you ever spoke to me there would be no mistaking where I'm from.
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They told me i was North Central. I am from New England. Rhode Island.
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There are regional word/phrases that aet you arpart as well.

cupboard or cabinet?

In R.I. our frappe is acalled a cabinet

Drag or drug?

tonic, soda or pop?

stove or range?

rotary or roundabout

elastic or rubber band?

water fountain or bubbler? I would say bubblah

supper or dinner

I'm sure there are many more
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I am not sure what kind of accent I have, but now that I live in Florida, it might change.

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Manuel, unless you start adding y'all to your conversations, at this stage of the game, it is what it is
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Manuel, unless you start adding y'all to your conversations, at this stage of the game, it is what it is

In 1999 I reconnected with a school friend living in Texas .Every sentence began with y'all .His Brooklyn accent was gone.
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fagedaboudit y'all!
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I've posted this before but it bears repeating . A friend of mine was born and raised in NY . He has been living and working in a very small town in Georgia the past 47 years teaching highschool English with his NY accent .
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You proved my point then
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The quiz "nailed" me. It said I was "Midland" first, and from the South second. I was born, and lived in Central Indiana until I was 18, then lived all over the world in the military. I've lived in the South (Florida) for the last 40 years, and have been told again, and again that I should be a radio announcer. (Maybe they mean that I have a "FACE" for radio?)

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There are regional word/phrases that aet you arpart as well.

cupboard or cabinet?

In R.I. our frappe is acalled a cabinet

Drag or drug?

tonic, soda or pop? soda

stove or range? stove

rotary or roundabout

elastic or rubber band?rubber band

water fountain or bubbler? I would say bubblahwater fountain

supper or dinner dinner

I'm sure there are many more

Very interesting
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Pretty good test....it was accurate about me!
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Thanks, enjoyed "the test". Like many of the people I have met in my travels (been to all 50 states and several countries) the test must think Idaho is near Iowa! Midland was it's guess on my accent.
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no suprise hee-ur, other than I thought I'd have ta gee-ut out my mike-rah-phone to do the test.


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Well, I certainly don't.
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You definitely have a Boston accent, even if you think you don't. Of course, that doesn't mean you are from the Boston area, you may also be from New Hampshire or Maine.
Wrong
A true Boston access is within the city limits, maybe as far as some parts of rte. 128, but no further. Outside that area it is a New England accent.

From someone who grew up in the city.

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French Canadian accent,,EH Quoi !!
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My results:
"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.

Mine showed heavier emphasis on the south and a close second was Pennsylvania. That makes sense considering 6 of my formative years were spent on the north east coast (as a yankee!). hee hee
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